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Ariel Edwards-Levy

Ebola Worry Grows, But Most Are Confident U.S. Can Avoid A Large Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans are increasingly concerned about the spread of the Ebola virus, but most say they're confident any U.S. outbreak could be contained, accordi...

Nutrition Vital to Stopping Ebola, But Funding Is Low

William Lambers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It will take months to contain the virus according to estimates. During that time hunger could very well escalate.

Which Disease Kills The Most People, By Country

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

What do the U.S., Morocco, Russia and Argentina have in common? Heart disease. A new map assembled by the Global Post reveals which disease leads ...

Leveling the Research Playing Field for Women

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Lynn Posluns

With the bulk of research into some of the leading diseases impacting women being conducted on male subjects, there is little understanding of what makes women more susceptible or how to begin turning the tide.

South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives

Toby Lanzer | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Toby Lanzer

An end to the conflict would allow people to move around in greater safety, to sow in what remains of the planting season, and to take better care of themselves in the coming months. It would also allow for UN and humanitarian agencies to better deliver relief to people most in need wherever they are.

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

Lethal Virus Spreads In Middle East

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that...

The Promise of Genomic Medicine Is Just Beginning

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science
Vivek Wadhwa

Hardly a week goes without the announcement of a major scientific breakthrough in genomics. The early triumphs are being seen with rare inherited diseases -- which together afflict more than 25 million Americans.

The One Thing Not To Say To Someone With OCD

Nile Cappello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nile Cappello

Unless you are educated on OCD, have seen a therapist, or have some sort of confirmation other than your own unfortunate desire to connect with me about this -- I'm going to be honest and let you know I really, really don't want to hear your superficial self-diagnosis.

Deadly Disease May Spread In U.S.

weather.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

The Pacific Northwest — a region known for stunning natural vistas and a love of outdoor recreation — is also home to a deadly fungal disease that...

LOOK: 26 Scientists & Doctors Who Gave Their Names To Dread Diseases

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

Just about everyone has heard of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other well-known maladies. But did you ever wonder how these and other ...

'Old Fashioned' Diseases That Are Making A Comeback

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's what you should know about four retro diseases that are still around -- and a fifth that's back with a vengeance. 1. The ...

What 'Breathprints' Can Tell About You

| Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki What makes your body different from everyone else's? Maybe you're thinking fingerprints or the DNA that you leave on everything yo...

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

Antibiotic Apocalypse Looms, Health Official Says

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor Published: 01/25/2013 11:24 AM EST on LiveScience A prominent British health official...

Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"I am well" means much more than the absence of active disease. What the public -- and most doctors -- hasn't found out is that the cause of illness is becoming more and more murky.  

Cara Santa Maria

Real-Life Werewolves, Bodysnatchers, Zombies?!

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

Bodysnatchers, werewolves, zombies--oh my! Did you know that many of the Halloween horrors we know and love have scientific roots? It's true--there ar...

Study Shows Why Disfigured People Are Shunned

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By Joseph Bennington-Castro Whether we realize it or not, most of us have a knee-jerk reaction when we see someone with a facial disfigurement, such...

How Much Do The Top Causes Of Death Cost?

24/7 Wall St. | Baxter B. Allen, MD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its estimated causes of death for 2010. The 10 leading causes of death in the...

What's the Big Deal About a Fatty Liver?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you see that "fatty liver" diagnosis on your ultrasound report, see it as an indication that you need to make sure your cholesterol and sugar levels are okay and that you keep your weight and lifestyle as healthy as possible.

Disease Outbreak Risks: More Students Skipping Required Vaccines

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 2...

State Rep. Larry Brown to the HIV-Positive: You Can All Go Rot!

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

Well, with all the states facing budget crunches and looking for something to cut, someone in this homophobic society was bound to come right and say ...

Jimmy Carter Inches Towards Stunning Accomplishment

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ABUYONG, Sudan (Associated Press) — Lily pads and purple flowers dot one corner of the watering hole. Bright green algae covers another. Two women c...

BLOG WATCH> Anatomical Illustrations From Edo-Period Japan At Pink Tentacle

pinktentacle.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Here is a selection of old anatomical illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge in Japan during the Edo pe...

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.