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New York's Rockland County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Spaces
Rockland County, near New York City, is declaring a state of emergency over measles.
Utah Joins More Than 30 States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana
The Utah Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law after lawmakers changed a bill approved by voters.
Ebola Is Back
The Ebola outbreak in the Congo is deadly and won’t be over anytime soon.
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CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) are extremely rare but on the rise in the U.S. How it spreads is unknown.
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1,000 Detainees Just Got Sent To A Prison That Staffers Consider Unsafe
Disease outbreaks and a lack of medical personnel await those imprisoned in Victorville, California.
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Ebola Case In Urban Area Leaves Experts Worried About The Outbreak's 'New Phase'
A city in the Democratic Republic of Congo that's home to almost 1.2 million people is now at risk.
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A Lot Of People Think This Disease Is Extinct, But It's A Top 10 Killer Globally
Tuberculosis -- a treatable, curable disease -- kills approximately three people a minute.
As Puerto Rico's Floodwaters Recede, This Rare Disease Poses A Growing Threat
Without electricity or running water on much of the island, an animal-borne disease is spreading through Puerto Rico.
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San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak Is A Man-Made Disaster
Hepatitis A, spread by fecal contamination, has killed 16 people and sickened 421 since November.
San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Exposes Its Indifference Toward Homelessness
San Diego is bleaching its streets in an effort to combat the hepatitis A outbreak affecting the city’s homeless.
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Dear Selena Gomez, Sharing Your Struggles Has Given Us Strength
Lupus warrior and health advocate
Because of you, more people are talking about lupus and getting access to resources and support
How A Single Mosquito Bite Nearly Ended This Artist's Life
“I woke up in the middle of the night as if my body was burning from inside," she said.
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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Reaches Grim Milestone
The situation is spiraling out of control, says the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Guinea Worm Disease is 99.9% eradicated
Dr. Don Hopkins has been leading the fight to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease
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Ebola Study Shows How 'Superspreaders' Can Prolong An Outbreak
Social factors may be more influential than biological ones.
The Unnecessary Persistence of Tuberculosis
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Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Public Health
Co-authored by C. Robert Horsburgh Jr. The World Health Organization has just released its annual Global Tuberculosis Report
What we learned this year about the Global Burden of Disease
The Lancet dedicated single issue (Volume 388, Number 10053, p1447-1850 e11): The Global Burden of Disease 2015 • Globally
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A 21-Year-Old Died After Mistaking Meningitis for a Hangover
For Teen Vogue, by Brittney McNamara. After a woman died in April when she mistook meningitis for a hangover, her parents
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My Illness Is NOT My Life's Story
Bestselling author, activist, editor and writer
As a 12-year-old child, before I was diagnosed, I locked myself in the bathroom at the hospital because I was afraid of getting
Brave Girl Battles Two Rare Diseases
Melissa Curley Bogner
Writer, Erythromelalgia (EM) Advocate
“To manage her many combined symptoms Chloe regularly sees a local general practitioner, pediatrician, gynecologist, neurologist
Fossil evidence reveals that cancer in humans goes back 1.7 million years
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