Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency

The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks.

Medications

Training social workers in fight against opioids

Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her first child, her occasional drug use had turned into a "necessity."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe silicosis found among fabricators of engineered quartz stone

Engineered stone, made of ground quartz and resin, has become a tremendously popular material for kitchen countertops due to its durability, low maintenance and customizable colors and patterns. Workers who form, shape, cut ...

Health

The dangers of vaping

It's an increasingly common sight around the nation: A person lifts a device to their mouth, and suddenly their head appears engulfed in a vapor cloud.

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