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Infectious Diseases

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm Related

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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should a…

September 15, 2014 8:10 am

Four Lake County children diagnosed with enterovirus

Four Lake County children have been diagnosed with enterovirus D68, state health officials confirmed Friday.

September 12, 2014 4:15 pm

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.

September 09, 2014 8:52 am

US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

September 05, 2014 7:03 am
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Dec…

August 01, 2014 2:10 pm
How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
Testing for HIV together, hearing results together

Testing for HIV together, hearing results together

Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could be infected with HIV. An innovative program — called Testing Together — would allow them to hear their test results minutes later, while sitting side by side.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am

Elton John to write book about the AIDS crisis

Elton John is writing his first book, a personal account of the AIDS crisis.

January 11, 2012 4:45 pm
More kids skip school shots in 8 states

More kids skip school shots in 8 states

A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out this month for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years, which is a lot faster than doctors believed, and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.

August 25, 2011 3:00 pm

CDC: Food poisoning from salmonella up in U.S.

More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported recently.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Hoosiers need a voice in college costs

Some of Indiana's state colleges and universities have begun to announce they'll hike tuition next year in excess of the caps advised by Indiana's Higher Education Commission.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: 'Not welcome' sign for Indiana

Forty-six years ago, Indiana lawmakers repealed a state law banning interracial marriage, just two years before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Indiana House began the process of prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples, throwing in a ban on civil…

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Study finds zinc effective against common cold, but debate continues

People who begin using zinc lozenges, tablets or syrup at the first signs of a cold are more likely to get well faster, researchers reported Tuesday. But the new findings probably won't be the last word on the issue, which has been the subject of back-and-forth debate since the idea was firs…

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
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