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Ancient Mummy Suffered Rare And Painful Disease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/27/2012 01:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likel...

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Eliminating Health Disparities

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

All Americans should have the opportunity to lead long, healthy and productive lives. Yet one in two African-American and Hispanic-Latino children born this generation will develop type 2 diabetes as adults. This statistic is unacceptable because it is preventable.

The Devil in the Malaria Details

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Have you ever had to buy a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (LLIN)? Probably not, even if you live in Africa, where nine out of ten malaria-related deaths occur.

Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.

Desolation Row: Five Pictures of the Future in a Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Economic radical Paul Ryan has endorsed Mitt Romney, Romney's embraced the Ryan budget, and the House Republicans have voted to enact the Romney/Ryan vision of the future into law. Yet an eerie silence has settled over the vision itself.

Surviving the Slings and Arrows of Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Despite all the calamities we have faced as a species, we've managed to survive. I suspect we will survive a few centuries adapting to global warming. However, I doubt if it's going to be an especially pleasant experience for those doing the surviving.

Finding a Home for Orphan Diseases

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel P. Malito

Recently, I spoke with someone who opened my eyes to an entire class of diseases for which there are few to no medications available, and almost no plans to create any remedies in the near future. These ailments are called "rare" or "orphan" diseases.

Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

Karen Curley | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Karen Curley

Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this.

Aid Group Believes It's Tracked First Haiti Cholera Case

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A mentally ill man who bathed in and drank from a contaminated river most likely was the first person to be infected in the C...

Things to Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Cancer

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

The first time someone uttered the words, "You still have hope" in response to my cancer, I almost slapped them.

The Scars That Lie Beneath

Jenna Benn | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

I have had my fertility taken, but I am not less of a woman. I have been robbed repeatedly, but I am not damaged. I have been tested and challenged, but I am not defeated.

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Global meat production and consumption has increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy.

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...