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HIV Vaccine Trials to Be Conducted In South Africa

By Jenn Loro - May 28, 2016 09:34 AM EDT

Following promising results in earlier trials in Thailand in 2009, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a large-scale trial to take place in South Africa in November this year. An ongoing preliminary safety trial in South Africa also yielded positive results giving scientists hope that the November trial will produce an HIV-AIDS vaccine once and for all.

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Zika Virus Update: Number of Infected Pregnant Women Tripled, CDC Says

By Jenn Loro - May 22, 2016 09:29 PM EDT

Following massive outbreaks in Latin America and Caribbean, CDC has warned that the number of Zika-infected pregnant women in the US has more than tripled in recent months. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has recently criticized the US Congress for not approving his $1.9 billion budget request to fund anti-Zika programs.

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Zika News: Pregnant Teen from Connecticut Shares 'Heartbreaking' Story of Getting the Infection

By Jenn Loro - May 12, 2016 10:19 AM EDT

A pregnant Connecticut teen has been recently tested positive Zika virus. The dreaded mosquito-borne virus responsible for birth defects among babies including microcephaly- a condition characterized by an infant’s unusually small heads- that swept much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent months.

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Hepatitis C Proclaimed As the Deadliest Disease in the US Today, Study Says

By Jenn Loro - May 09, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

Hepatitis C now takes the lead over all other infectious diseases combined in terms of deaths per year. Latest figures from public health authorities indicate that more than half of the afflicted are unaware of the infection and most who died from it were baby boomers.

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Frozen Foods Recalled Due To Listeria Scare

By Jenn Loro - May 06, 2016 09:58 AM EDT

Frozen food giant CRF is now pulling out 382 of its food items off the shelf after Listeria outbreak caused several people to be hospitalized. Initial reports reveal that most, if not all, of the affected foods are produced at the company’s Paco, Washington facility causing CRF to shut the plant down while investigations are being carried out.

More Children Claimed as Flu Continues into Late Season

More Children Claimed as Flu Continues into Late Season

By Kanika Gupta - Mar 23, 2016 09:07 AM EDT

Flu continues to infect children with its surge into second week of March.

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Rare Blood Infection Results To 17 Deaths In Wisconsin

By Jenn Loro - Mar 21, 2016 08:15 AM EDT

A rare blood infection linked to 54 recorded cases and 17 deaths in Wisconsin appeared to have reached Michigan. The infection usually preys elderly people with either weak immune system or an underlying health conditions

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Ebola News Update: Infection Infects Four People In Guinea

By Jenn Loro - Mar 21, 2016 07:40 AM EDT

Two confirmed deaths linked to a fresh Ebola outbreak in the Guinea prompted aid agencies to deploy experts to investigate the matter. Since 2013, more than 11, 300 people have died following a series of outbreaks in various West African nations.

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Prevent Zika Infection: Dodging Mosquito Bites

By Kanika Gupta - Mar 19, 2016 05:11 AM EDT

As we all know by now that Zika virus infection is linked to mosquito bites, people have become more cautious of mosquito bites to prevent Zika infection.

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Nearly 400 Cases of Norovirus tied to Theater Restaurant in Kansas

By Cheri Cheng - Jan 29, 2016 03:41 PM EST

Almost 400 people have fallen ill from a norovirus outbreak that has been tied to a Kansas theater restaurant.

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Majority of U.S. States are Unprepared for an Outbreak, Study Says

By Cheri Cheng - Dec 18, 2015 01:45 PM EST

The majority of states in the U.S. are not prepared to deal with a disease outbreak, a new study found.

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Deaths tied to AIDS Increasing in Asian Youth Population, U.N. Says

By Cheri Cheng - Nov 30, 2015 05:07 PM EST

The Untied Nations is warning of a "hidden [AIDS] epidemic" in the Asia Pacific region.

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Charlie Sheen Health Scandal Updates: Actor Paid $10M To His Potential Victims In Keeping His HIV Away From The Public

By Jenn Loro - Nov 17, 2015 09:11 AM EST

Charlie Sheen is keen in keeping his secret about his health and is rumored to have paid millions for people not to expose it in public.

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Doctors, Nurses Unwittingly Spread Deadly Germs While Removing Gloves And Gowns

By Peter R - Oct 13, 2015 11:29 AM EDT

A new study found that most healthcare professionals do not follow standard procedure of gown-removal.

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Legionnaire’s Disease Death Toll Rises to 7 in NYC

By Cheri Cheng - Aug 04, 2015 10:36 AM EDT

The Legionnaire's disease outbreak in the South Bronx has killed three more people, New York City officials announced on Monday.

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