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GUEST COMMENTARY: United States is No. 1 – but in what?

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

October 17, 2014 12:03 am
Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivor

Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivor

DALLAS | A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus.

October 14, 2014 11:45 am Related

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New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

WASHINGTON | Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the government was considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers…

October 06, 2014 4:49 pm Related

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.

September 23, 2014 8:15 am

Global health group issues warning about antibiotics

A recent report issued by the World Health Organization reveals that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Poison gas accusations greatly raise stakes in Syria

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poison gas accusations greatly raise stakes in Syria

The brutal continuing civil war in Syria now includes allegations that there has been use of poison gas by the Assad regime. Gas employed in war presents an especially horrifying specter, which in turn risks raising the stakes for both sides.

May 25, 2013 12:00 am

Study to determine Valpo water's future

VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.

May 10, 2013 9:00 pm Related

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
To Get a Shot or Not?

To Get a Shot or Not?

The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
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