News tagged with epidemic

Have asthma? You likely have an allergy as well

Asthma is becoming an epidemic in the United States. The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grows annually, with 26 million currently affected. And according to a new study, nearly two-thirds or more of all asthmatics ...

Apr 02, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Banning food ads targeted at kids

Researchers from the University of Alberta are leading a charge among Canada's obesity experts and calling on the federal government to ban food and beverage ads that target children.

Mar 21, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Political strife undermines HIV treatment

As Kenyan citizens negotiated the tensions following the March 4 nationwide elections, memories of the violence that followed the December 2007 vote weighed heavily for many reasons. Among those in any nation ...

Mar 12, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim

The United Nations on Thursday formally rejected a multi-billion-dollar damages claim for a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has been widely blamed on UN peacekeepers.

Feb 21, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0