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Zika Virus Disease And Targeted Vector Control 'The Future is Already Here -- Just Not Evenly Distributed'

Paul Herscu ND, MPH | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Paul Herscu ND, MPH

This article addresses only one aspect of prevention of Zika virus caused disease; it is the fifth in a series. For previous writings on the subject a...

Stop AIDS, Stop Zika, Stop Them All

Jonathan D. Quick | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Jonathan D. Quick

Struck with a prolonged and worsening illness, Faith, a 37-year-old Nairobi woman raising her two children, sought help from local clinics. She came a...

G7, We Can Prevent Pandemics

Jonathan D. Quick | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Jonathan D. Quick

Pandemics are back on the agenda for the 2016 G7 Summit, which convenes this week in Ise-Shima Japan. The Group of Seven is expected to further its commitments to global health security.

New Insurance To Help Poor Countries Tackle Pandemics Like Ebola, Zika

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home

A new tool aims to help poor countries manage epidemics, before they devastate their health and finances. The World Bank recently launched the “Pand...

A Bold Approach: The Global Health Security Agenda

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 11.20.2016 | Home
Dr. William Karesh

This week, the U.S. government announced our commitment to help 30 countries help themselves to do a better job with health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and rapid response. In a globalized world, everyone's health is intertwined.

17. Million. Lives.

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Dr. Mark Dybul

Many more lives are still at risk. We must seize the momentum, embrace ambition and move faster to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.

Looking Into the Mirror of EBOLA: A Reminder of the Importance of Nutrition As We Age

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Simin Nikbin Meydani

Nutrients are needed for the normal function of the immune response; whether it is to increase the number of cells capable of fighting viruses, produce antibodies and other key mediators or kill other invading pathogens.

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Erik Ose | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home
Erik Ose

Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help undo at least some of the damage she's done to public health and our country's children.

What Would It Really Take to Halt Ebola and Prevent Future Epidemics?

Dr. Cheryl Healton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Home
Dr. Cheryl Healton

The Ebola crisis, and future epidemics, can only be addressed with dramatic changes in direction. This begins with strengthening public health and health delivery systems around the world, including in the U.S., and fully funding the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Plague Plots -- Dispatches From Albert Camus

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?

Plague Plots - Dispatches from Gabriel García Márquez

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home
Joseph Cooper

Can the accounts and depictions transmitted by Love in the Time of Cholera help us cope with Ebola?

All Hell Has Broken Loose in Liberia

Sister Barbara Brillant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Home
Sister Barbara Brillant

The fear of Ebola threatens to undermine our efforts over the last decade. During the war, you could at least hear the bullets, and you knew when to duck. Ebola is different. It's a silent killer that can spread without people even knowing.

Are Humans Inducing Epidemic Outbreaks?

Anna Clark | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
Anna Clark

So far, the consequences of a warming planet have mainly afflicted the poor. Now scientists are discovering that not only does deforestation harm the environment, it may also be directly responsible for the Ebola outbreak.

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.

Joshua Hersh

Experts Fret About Deadly Virus' Great Unknowns | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- With cases of a virulent and highly fatal pathogen on the rise, including the first-known occurrence in the United States, epidemiologists...

Interview With a Zombie: Insights Into Pandemics

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 12.20.2013 | Home
Dr. William Karesh

Kids are back in school sharing their germs, flu season has begun, millions of people have just returned home from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and...

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

U.S. Airports That Are Likely To Become Hubs Of Pandemics

Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

After the 2003 SARS and the 2009 swine flu outbreaks, epidemiologists took an interest in how air travel affects the spread of disease. A new study b...

What If We Eradicated All Infectious Disease?

Posted 09.15.2012 | Home

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/11/2012 11:13 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's Little Mysteries provides exper...

The False Epidemic of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Home
Allen Frances

Childhood bipolar disorder used to be vanishingly rare, but has recently become far too common -- in just 15 years, rates have jumped an amazing 40-fold.

Is the Media Flunking an Epidemic Readiness Test?

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Leslie Gerwin

In a serious epidemic, people facing decisions that may have life or death consequences will need to trust their information sources. If health officials and the media lose their credibility, it may be impossible to recover.

Why The Glass Is Half-Full

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Deepak Chopra

The point isn't that you have to believe the positive and ignore the negative. The two sides are intimately linked and inescapable. But you can align yourself with the positive side. The vote is cast at the level of consciousness.

Are Pills Magic?

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When people feel ill or even fearful of illness, they want relief, and they want it quickly. So we give them pills.

Cholera in Haiti: "a disease of poverty"

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Crossover Dreams

Cholera is spread through the ingestion of contaminated water. Photo: United Nations By Peter Costantini Ansel Herz has filed three stories so far ...

Why Democrats Are Losing on Health Care

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

If universal health insurance goes down to defeat, Democrats will have to live with the shame of having been beaten by arguments that a novice debater would have no trouble putting down.