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Dengue Fever

Scientists: Some World Cup Cities Face Serious Health Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a hig...

The New HHS Secretary and America's Neglected Infections of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new HHS Secretary will have a lot on her plate in 2014. It is my hope that with her unique skill set, Ms. Burwell will address this vital and most glaring health disparity among the poorest of the poor in the southern United States.

America's 'New' Diseases of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Today the poorest people living in our nation still suffer from a group of diseases linked to extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States. Many of them will be afflicted with neglected tropical diseases. Are we ready?

Lynne Peeples

Dengue Fever: Another Formidable World Cup Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The United States and 31 other counties on Friday learn their opponents for the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next June and July...

Dengue Fever Crops Up In South Texas

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dina Fine Maron (Click here for the original article) Late last week Texas public health officials confirmed a new wave of dengue fever has cr...

Why Is Dengue Fever Cropping Up In Key West But Not Tucson?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dina Fine Maron (Click here for the original article) Most Americans lose little sleep over dengue fever. The mosquito-borne infection is a l...

Protecting Public Health From Climate Change

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWill dengue fever mosquitos touch down someday soon in Chicago? Sound over the top? Maybe not.

Natural Gas: the Bridge to Nowhere

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Natural gas, whose principal constituent is methane, is touted as a "bridge fuel" to be used in a transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Switching would theoretically combat global warming by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. It is not that simple.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?

Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer

Minh Chau | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

Dengue Cases May Be Four Times Higher Than Previously Thought

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, accordin...

Dog Ears Music: Near Miss Day (Swoooh!) Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Laura Veirs, Elliott Smith, David Bowie, Bobby Womack, Mimicking Birds and more.

Dog Ears Music: Let It Snow Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bernard Herrmann & The Symphony Orchestra, Snoop Dogg, Barth, Ron Sexsmith, Wayne Newton, Rogue Wave and more.

Facebook Serendipity, a Christmas Album and More, Much More

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I recently Facebook-friended Josh Mills, who reciprocated right away -- because, I assumed, he remembered me fondly from many years ago when we were both music journalists.

Puerto Rico Declares Dengue Epidemic

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's health department has declared a dengue epidemic. Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzalez says at least six peo...

A Step Forward in the Fight Against Dengue

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

The world is anxious for a dengue vaccine. It is estimated that 40 percent of the global population is at risk, and in too many countries, dengue fever is common and frequently causes outbreaks.

Big Setback For Dengue Fever Vaccine

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living

* Overall efficacy 30.2 pct, statistically insignificant * Vaccine fails to stop dengue type 2 in Thai study * Does show...

The Twin Janus Faces of Genetic Engineering

Carl Pope | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

We need a much broader campaign against an entire agricultural policy and patent system that gives industry enormous incentives to increase our risks and misuse genetic engineering.

World's First Dengue Fever Vaccine May Be Coming Soon

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living

June 6 (Reuters) - Sanofi hopes to launch the world's first dengue fever vaccine in early 2015, putting it around five years ahead of rival shots ag...

Coal Smoke and Planetary Fever: As the Climate Changes, a Deadly Disease Is on the Rise

Daphne Wysham | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

I recently returned to my childhood home in India for a final walk down memory lane. But in ways unexpected, it brought home to me how our planetary fever is inflicting a deadly fever on those least to blame for it.

Lynne Peeples

More Than Meets The Eye: Hurricane Irene's Health Risks Likely To Linger

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Hurricane Irene's powerful one-two punch of high winds and heavy rainfall will undoubtedly result in dangerous airborne debris, fallen trees and flash...

Lynne Peeples

Surprising New Dengue Weapon: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

Climate Change Hits Home

Wendy Gordon | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change?

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics putting the world's 5th largest economy in the global spotlight waste collection and disposal is a problem the land of the samba can't dance around.

6,000 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released Into The Forest To Fight Dengue Fever

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia released about 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia...