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Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

Rhino Horns Worth More Than Gold, Leads To Wave Of Museum Thefts

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Art theft results in an estimated loss of $6 billion each year, but does that take into account the amount people will pay on the black market? The...

Lynne Peeples

Upward-Tick In Tick Infections: Discovery Of New Disease Highlights Another Risk Of Environmental Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green

If the rising risks of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis or Babesiosis weren't reasons enough to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer -- and to ...

Kawasaki Disease Diagnosed Through Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Facebook apparently saved the life of Deborah Copaken Kogan's son. A stunning firsthand account on, of how Leo, the writer's son, was ess...

Lynne Peeples

Doody Calls: The Importance Of Scooping Your Dog’s Poo | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

The girl and her dog, they were fine (wow) Until they left a doody -- that's a crime (bow wow) Performer Martin Luther sings to the familiar tun...

In Alaska, a Dirty Fight Over Clean Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A small island fishing community 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage has found itself in a monster of a fight with federal enforcers based more than 4,100 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Update on the Pandemic Disease of the 21st Century

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

The chief symptom of Posterior Alimentary Canal Syndrome resists any potential cure. Sufferers have their heads up the posterior end of the alimentary canal (also known as the rear end).

Book Review: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon

Chriss Street | Posted 08.23.2011 | Books
Chriss Street

This highly entertaining book serves as not only a riotous call to arms, but a roadmap for Americans to re-claim the 21st century as their own.

When Washington Works

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

What most of us don't see, and rarely hear about, is the silent army of civil servants who do the actual work of running the institutions that make up our government.

The Cure For Disease: Is It In Your Genes?

Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living

If you've been waiting to jump on the personalized nutrition bandwagon, now may be the time. A new study conducted by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical ...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Would You Help A Sick Ex? | Posted 08.10.2011 | Divorce

She speaks in a language now that only he understands -- a mumbled jumble of whispers caused by the Alzheimer's ravaging her brain. "We have our ow...

Oregon Cat Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An Oregon cat is recovering from the bubonic plague, central Oregon's KOHD reports. Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., an Oregon Public Health Divi...

The 30-Year Fight Against AIDS and for Patient Rights

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

In the last thirty years there has been no respite in the fight against disease: not for patients, not for doctors, not for researchers. I strongly believe that the fight against AIDS can be won.

The Brotherhood And Sisterhood Of Cancer

Laura Mola | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Mola

Am I suggesting an upside to this disease? No. Far from it. That said I embrace what it taught and I cherish the love and the kinship it allowed to surface.

The Pandemic Disease of the 21st Century Is on the Rise

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Police recently ejected a woman from an Amtrak quiet car after 16 hours of non-stop talking on her cell phone -- a new record for a PACS symptom flare-up.

Smallpox Scare At Virginia Historical Society Triggered By Old Piece Of Skin

Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

A museum dedicated to Virginia state history was briefly transformed into a science laboratory when federal health inspectors became concerned that a ...

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

Young Leaders at CGI University Fight Malaria

Mandy Moore | Posted 06.03.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

Malaria rates are dropping across Africa because of the supporters who have joined the movement to end malaria. This weekend is our opportunity to see what more we can do to change the world.

Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

George Heymont | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...

International Women's Day: Catalyst for a Healthier Future

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

Because women tend to live longer than men, we are in poor health for longer. When a family member has a chronic condition, it is generally a girl or woman who devotes her days to his care.

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am back from a recent trip to Haiti. Haiti is a land of healing and hurt, openness and oppression, cooperation and competition, restoration and resi...

This Big Fat Mosquito Hotel

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

For the last 7 weeks, I've been the target of several minor viruses. They've entered my body through the air, pushed me to exhaustion, forced me to s...

World's Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Infecting over 3,000 people and killing at least 250, a cholera outbreak is currently sweeping across Haiti, bringing a new wave of tragedy to a natio...