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Married couple commit to finding cure for wife’s disease

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Married couple commit to finding cure for wife’s disease – CBS News Watch CBSN Live When Sonia Vallabh was diagnosed with a rare incurable disease five years ago, she and her husband decided to take matters into their own......

This London Building Tells the Story of a Century’s Worth of Disease and Epidemics

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Coming down with an infectious disease in early 1900s London would have been a pretty unsettling experience. Not only were effective treatments hard to come by, but the municipality had the legal right to enter your home and disinfect it. City workers could seize your belongings and take them away......

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines May Block Infection As Well As Disease

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click to enlarge Photo by New York National Guard/FlickrCC Covid-19 vaccines seem to prevent infection as well as the disease Vaccines against COVID-19 are about 90 percent effective at blocking coronavirus infections, real-world studies of health care workers, firefighters, police, teachers and other essential workers suggest. Even after just one......

A Terrifying Disease Stalks Seaside Australia: Flesh-Eating Ulcers

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here He has treated more than a thousand patients, both in Australia and overseas, for the disease. Many of those in Australia are older, but others are young teachers, laborers and even children. He measures their lesions gently with......

9/26: Suspect in Chicago control center fire attempted suicide; New York

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 9/26: Suspect in Chicago control center fire attempted suicide; New York “Mighty Mites” bounce back from YouTube flub – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Authorities say a man believed to have started a fire that shut down Chicago’s airports......

Did the Black Death Rampage Across the World a Century Earlier Than Previously Thought?

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For over 20 years, I’ve been telling the same story to students whenever I teach European history. At some point in the 14th century, the bacterium Yersinia pestis somehow moved out of the rodent population in western China and became wildly infectious and lethal to humans. This bacterium caused the......

The Press Made the Polio Vaccine Trials Into a Public Spectacle

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The initial announcement came over the radio one Thursday in March: at last, scientists had developed a vaccine. For decades, communities around the United States had been struck by recurring waves of infectious, debilitating and sometimes deadly virus. The previous year had been a particularly bad one; epidemic. Almost 60,000......

“A light at the end of the tunnel”: COVID-19 survivor acts as a mentor to others recovering from the disease

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Dave Tenorio nearly lost his life to COVID-19 last April, and he’s spent the past year of the pandemic helping others recover from the disease.  The quier of COVID this year was sometimes interrupted by pepe rallies for recovered......

Fran Kirby’s ultimate battle: How the Chelsea women’s star beat heart disease to get back to the top

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This article is part of ESPN’s coverage of Women’s History Month. Fran Kirby’s postmatch routine stays largely the same. Whether she’s breaking the goal-scoring record at Chelsea, scoring four times against Reading or collecting another Player of the Match accolade, it’s a straightforward agenda: sofa, meal, Netflix. She especially loves......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

The Fever That Struck New York

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Word of the disease in New York City came “from every quarter.” The place was “besieged.” Thousands fled to the countryside—so many that transportation became impossible to find. Others huddled inside their homes. Many died. Hospitals were overrun, and nurses and doctors were among the earliest to succumb. People who......

New Stargardt Disease Treatment Improves Vision

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 CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2021 – — Stargardt Disease is the most common inherited macular degeneration, typically starting at a young age and progressively worsening to legal blindness.  This can affect many activities in a person’s life, causing difficulty with reading, school, work, driving and seeing faces.  Eye......

Gene Screenings Hold Disease Clues, but Unexplained Anomalies Often Raise Fears

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Christina Bennett When her gynecologist recommended genetic testing, Mai Tran was reluctant. “I didn’t really want to do it,” recalled Tran, who had just turned 21 and was living in New York City, “but she kept on emailing me about it and was really adamant that I do it.” Tran......

Hailey Bieber Reveals How Justin Bieber’s Lyme Disease Battle Impacted Her – E! Online

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Hailey Bieber is sharing what she has learned from Justin Bieber’s experience with Lyme disease. The 24-year-old model was a guest on the Women’s Health UK podcast Going for Goal… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Tony Bennett Reveals He’s Battling Alzheimer’s Disease – E! Online

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Tony Bennett’s family is opening up about health. During an interview with AARP, which was published on Monday, Feb. 1, his wife Susan Crow and son Danny shared that the 18-time… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

History Shows Americans Have Always Been Wary of Vaccines

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As long as vaccines have existed, humans have been suspicious of both the shots and those who administer them. The first inoculation deployed in America, against smallpox in the 1720s, was decried as antithetical to God’s will. An outraged citizen tossed a bomb through the window of a house where......

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