Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marshall Islands in health emergency over TB outbreak

An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Marshall Islands has been declared a public health emergency, as the government Saturday considered invoking special powers of quarantine.

Neuroscience

Treating cluster headaches with high-flow oxygen appears effective

Patients with a cluster headache, which is characterized by bouts of excruciating pain usually near the eye or temple, were more likely to report being pain-free within 15 minutes of treatment with high-flow oxygen than patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New swine flu wave hits Mexico, closings unlikely

(AP) -- The next wave of swine flu has arrived, and Mexicans are bracing for an outbreak that may be even larger than the one here last spring that became a pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australian cruiser docks after swine flu outbreak

(AP) -- An ocean liner docked in an Australian city on Saturday despite objections raised by port officials over a swine flu outbreak on board that cut short a Great Barrier Reef cruise.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu overhyped? Some say officials 'cried swine'

(AP) -- Did government health officials "cry swine" when they sounded the alarm on what looked like a threatening new flu? The so-far mild swine flu outbreak has many people saying all the talk about a devastating global ...

Other

Swine flu having powerful impact on us

The new influenza A (H1N1), known as the swine flu, demonstrates the power of people's perceptions of risk. Sales of face masks are breaking all records not only in Mexico but also in Sweden. Hotel guests are being isolated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia on alert after flu threat spreads

Asian health officials went on alert Sunday as a flu strain that has killed dozens of people in Mexico appeared to have spread to New Zealand, underscoring warnings of a potential pandemic.

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