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From bubonic plague in the Middle Ages to bird flu or Sars in the 21st century, infectious diseases have spread horrifyingly fast in cities, where people live in close proximity and are sometimes crowded together.
Each day thousands of children face the deadly epidemic of child abuse . For most survivors, child abuse is a lifetime of unspoken, emotional scars.
G overnments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious locals are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment.
As the old killer makes a comeback, the World Health Organization is urging precautionary measures for one group in particular: men who have sex with men.
The National Study of Police Suicides was conducted in 2008, 2009 and 2012 by Badge of Life.
After a fecal transplant, Herb Pixley has been free from Clostridium difficile, a life-threatening inflammation of the colon, for more than a year.
Scientists at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong are playing their part in a global effort to tame the highly infectious Ebola virus wreaking havoc in west Africa.
A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.
Skin for Skin: Death and Life for Inuit and Innu By Gerald M. Sider Duke University Press $24.95; 312 pages If I never have to go to another funeral for a child who has committed suicide, it will be too soon.
A man in Colorado has been diagnosed with rare Pneumonic Plague , a disease not seen in the state of Colorado for over a decade.
California health officials on Friday reported 835 more whooping cough cases in the last two weeks, for a total of 5,393 since Jan. 1 -- and there's little sign of the epidemic abating.
Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. It's hard to rationalize, but statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and today, 5 children will die from abuse or neglect .
After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.
On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.
Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year.
The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 02:43 am
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