News tagged with public health workers

Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts ...

Aug 06, 2014
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Could polio make a comeback?

It's one of the most famous global public health success stories of the 20th century: the near-eradication of polio, the dreaded childhood disease that paralyzed or killed more than half a million people ...

May 29, 2014
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Farmworkers feel the heat even when they leave the fields

Hot weather may be the work environment for the 1.4 million farmworkers in the United States who harvest crops, but new research shows that these workers continue to experience excessive heat and humidity even after leaving ...

Jun 13, 2013
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