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Japan's government on Friday gave itself new powers aimed at curbing the outbreak of infectious diseases, as the country nervously watches the spread of deadly H7N9 bird flu in China.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—At this point, there's no reason to believe that the emerging H7N9 strain of bird flu that has sickened at least 24 people and killed seven in China is cause for alarm, health officials in the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There has been a big drop in the number of American children with elevated blood lead levels over the past four decades, but about 2.6 percent of children aged 1 to 5 years still have too much lead in their ...
Health Apr 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.
Other Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Continuing a trend that emerged late last month, flu activity remains high across the United States but there are reports that the number of infections may be leveling off in some regions of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections may be leveling off, federal health officials reported Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The death toll from a flu outbreak gripping the United States has reached epidemic levels and it will be at least several weeks before the outbreak abates, health officials said Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
The United States was in the grip Thursday of a deadly influenza outbreak that has hit harder and earlier than in previous years, and has claimed the lives of at least 18 children.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The howling winds and rising waters of Superstorm Sandy may have sparked at least one unintended flood: A race by seniors to find safe housing in assisted-living facilities.
Health Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Massachusetts state officials investigating a pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis said Tuesday they found shoddy sterilization practices and unclean conditions there, including debris-covered floor mats ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The death toll in the United States from an unprecedented outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated drug has climbed to 23 people, health officials said Saturday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—A group campaigning against obesity predicts that more than half the people in 39 U.S. states will be obese—not merely overweight, but obese—by 2030.
Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Mandates for physical education in most of the United States fall short of the guidelines set forth by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education, according to a new study.
Health Jul 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(HealthDay) -- As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Cancer patient Kathy Watson voted Republican in 2008 and believes the government has no right telling Americans to get health insurance. Nonetheless, she says she'd be dead if it weren't for President ...
Health May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0