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Meningitis

Does the UK comparatively underinvest in meningitis research?

Vinny Smith | Posted 07.08.2016 | Science
Vinny Smith

Recent research by the UK's Wellcome Trust 1 suggests that when it comes to infectious disease, the UK is not proportionately investing public funds i...

La Súper Abuela

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Co-escrito con la periodista Boliviana, Andrea Monasterios Rossmery en La Paz Junio 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rossmery Guarita perdió su placas, al ...

Parents Of Boy Who Died Of Meningitis Allegedly Treated Him With Maple Syrup

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Crime

A Canadian couple is on trial for allegedly failing to give their late toddler son adequate medical care when he was infected with meningitis, instead...

Thanks to Vaccines, Meningitis A Is Nearly Eliminated in Africa

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Today I was humbled and honored to be among global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African "meningitis belt" countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate one of Africa's biggest public health achievements -- the introduction of a vaccine, MenAfriVac.

The Scientific Reason This Neurologist Believes He's Seen Heaven

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Eben Alexander thinks he's seen heaven. And yes, he knows you're probably skeptical, but there's scientific reason to believe that he was lifted t...

Actress Lucy Hale On The Deadly Illness Everyone Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Lucy Hale is fighting the villainous "A" on ABC Family's hit drama "Pretty Little Liars," but offscreen she's warning teens about a different villain ...

Meningitis Bacteria To Blame For Oregon Student's Death

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | College

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 20 (Reuters) - A bacterial infection related to meningitis is to blame for the death of a Uni...

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

Erik Ose | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
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.

Protecting Our Tomorrows on World Meningitis Day

Anne Geddes | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Anne Geddes

This amazing project saw me travel around the world photographing brave survivors. As a photographer and mother, it was incredibly moving to meet these young people and see firsthand the impact that meningococcal disease has had on their lives.

New WHO Report Provides Road Map for Effective Vaccine Introductions

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

In the mid-1990s, when I started working with the World Health Organization (and at that time, the Children's Vaccine Initiative, a pre-cursor to the ...

University Moves To Stop Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | College

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 31 (Reuters) - Students at a California public university where meningococcal disease brok...

Explained: The Dangerous Infection Spreading At Princeton And UC Santa Barbara

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Twelve people at two U.S. universities have developed bacterial meningitis so far this year, with most of the cases occurring in just the last month, ...

Princeton Student Describes Meningitis: 'Excruciating'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Michael Moorin, one of the seven confirmed cases of meningitis on Princeton's campus, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to share his experience with the di...

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

WATCH: Donors Raise Money For Teen Who Lost All Four Limbs

Posted 07.02.2013 | Los Angeles

People survive tragedy with the help of others. Kaitlyn Dobrow lost all four of her limbs earlier this year after contracting meningococcal meningi...

Vaccine Funding Drives Africa Meningitis Cases To Lowest In Decade

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed t...

Fifth Annual Meningitis Gala Honors NASCAR Driving Philanthropist

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

The National Meningitis Association gala (NMA) Give Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the natio...

School Shuts Down After 16-Year-Old Student Dies Of Meningitis

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public School officials opted to close Lindblom Math & Science Academy as a "precaution" Wednesday after a 16-year-old student died of bacteri...

Fear and Misinformation: Meningitis and the LGBT Community

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Meningitis is a communicable disease. So is fear. Let's be rational and work to stop the one, without spreading the other.

New York Department Of Health Expands Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations

New York Department Of Health | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is expanding a recommendation issued earlier this month by the New York City Department of Health and Me...

Meningitis Outbreak Causes Another Death

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- A new death related to meningitis was reported by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) on Thursday. An 87-year-old ...

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Could Have Been Worse: CDC

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infecting 620 people i...

Meningitis Outbreak In Brooklyn Among Gay Men

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Living in New York City is great -- at least most of the time. Sometimes it's not. Now is one of those times. The city has announced that there is a meningitis outbreak among men who have sex with men in Brooklyn. Get vaccinated. Oh, and tell your friends to get vaccinated, too.

Practicing Bad Medicine

Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH

Many people are demanding better oversight of drug manufacturers in the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. But few people are asking an even more important question: Why were these patients getting questionable -- and mostly unnecessary -- steroid injections in the first place?

Lessons From Meningitis

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has resulted in a steadily increasing number of deaths, crystalizes the importance of vigilant regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and affirms the need for swift correctional mechanisms in the case of tainted medicines.