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Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people […]

08/11/2014

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014,  medical personnel work at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone where Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan died. A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday, July 29, 2014,  from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities. In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai […]

07/31/2014

This May 14, 2014 image, provided by Denver International Airport, shows newly-erected signs warning travelers about he danger of the MERS virus, at Denver International Airport. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death. The airport says the signs were posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at all of its screening areas at the direction of the Centers for Disease Control. (AP Photo/Denver International Airport)

CDC warnings about MERS go up at LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Posters warning travelers of the threat of the deadly MERS infection are going up today at Los Angeles International Airport. There is no treatment for the respiratory illness, Middle East Respiratory […]

05/14/2014

The GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston (W.Va.) is one of several distribution locations where local residents can pick up bottled water and fill containers. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

Many worldwide don’t have access to clean water

The chemical that spilled into a major West Virginia river last week forced about 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding areas not to use their tap water over several days for drinking, cooking, bathing or […]

01/13/2014

Boys participate in 100 meter race during two-day World Athletics Day meet in Bangalore, India in 2007. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Study finds that today’s kids are less fit than their parents were

DALLAS (AP) — Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did […]

11/19/2013

General view of the UNESCO prior to the opening of General Conference in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette, file)

US, Israel lose UNESCO voting right in dispute

PARIS (AP) — American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow Friday after the U.S. automatically lost voting rights at UNESCO, after missing a crucial deadline to repay its […]

11/08/2013

In this photo released by UNICEF, a health worker administers polio vaccine to a child as part of a UNICEF-supported vaccination campaign at the Abou Dhar Al Ghifari Primary Health Care Center in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/UNICEF, Omar Sanadiki)

UN officials confirm polio outbreak in north Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.N. confirmed an outbreak of polio in Syria for the first time in over a decade on Tuesday, warning the disease threatens to spread among an estimated half-million children who […]

10/29/2013

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, radiographer Diana Taubman points to a file X-ray, made in the past at a patient in Ireland that was diagnosed with tuberculosis, at a van in London. The white dots are pellets from a shotgun injury. Last year, London had about 3,500 TB cases - more than the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Norway combined. In response, health officials are taking to the streets in an effort to stop the spread of the infectious lung disease, with a high-tech white van equipped with an X-ray machine that drives around London offering free check-ups. London’s 460,000 British pounds (some $743,329 ) TB van has an X-ray machine whose scans can be instantly read by a radiographer. The entire process of getting an X-ray and its results takes about 90 seconds. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

London uses van with X-ray machine to find TB

LONDON (AP) — London is famed for its historic sites, its double-decker buses and its West End shows, but the city now has a more dubious distinction: Britain’s public health agency says it has become […]

10/23/2013

An elderly man listens to a speaker at a political rally in New Delhi in a Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

10/14/2013

A chart outlining the UN’s social and economic well being rankings for those age 60 and over;

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

09/30/2013

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