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These Fierce Photos Highlight Kids Battling Cancer And Sickle Cell Disease
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
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So THAT'S The Difference Between Alzheimer's And Dementia
By Colleen Travers, On Assignment For HuffPost
Breaking down what you need to know about the brain conditions.
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Tuberculosis Remains World’s Top Infectious Killer, But A Turning Point May Be Near
A high-level U.N. meeting next week may jolt efforts to fight the treatable, curable disease.
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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP
Your family's health history can offer clues into your own well-being.
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Olivia Newton-John Diagnosed With Cancer For 3rd Time
The "Grease" star said she is fighting the disease using cannabis oil.
What To Say When Someone Says They Have HIV
By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Contributor
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The New England Journal of Medicine 2018
Man Loses Forearm After Eating Contaminated Raw Seafood
The cause of the infection was reportedly flesh-eating bacteria.
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Black Patients Prescribed Opioids Are More Likely To Be Tested For Illicit Drugs
A new Yale study found disparities in how white and black patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain are treated.
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Aretha Franklin Died Of A Deadly Cancer That Gets Little Attention
But doctors hope the icon's death helps raise awareness of risk factors and a need for research around the disease.
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Watch Aretha Franklin Slay Her Final Public Performance
"She raised the roof," Elton John said of her gig at his AIDS gala, where she sang "I Say A Little Prayer."
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Woman Dies After Dog Saliva Leads To Rare Infection, Family Says
Experts stress that cases of serious illness from the capnocytophaga bacteria are extremely uncommon.
Yves Herman / Reuters
Chemical Giant Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million In Roundup Cancer Trial
By Tina Bellon, Reuters
The case was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson's cancer.
Man's Legs, Forearms Amputated After Dog Lick Leads To Horrifying Infection
By Ivan Moreno, AP
He has three more surgeries to go.
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'M*A*S*H' Actor Alan Alda Says He Has Parkinson's Disease
The 82-year-old, who was diagnosed over three years ago, said he decided to share the news “to encourage others to take action.”
Yves Herman / Reuters
Elton John On Anti-LGBTQ Prejudice In AIDS Fight: It Makes 'Me F**king Crazy'
Celebs at the International AIDS Conference spoke out against the prejudice and stigma that hinder efforts to end AIDS.
Pregnant Women And New Moms Face Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Finds
By Marie Claire Dorking, Yahoo Lifestyle
Compared to pregnant women in their 20s, pregnant women from ages 35 to 39 have a five times greater risk of heart attack.
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What's Really Happening When A Migraine Makes You Lose Your Sight
By Lauren Rearick, On Assignment For HuffPost
"I started seeing weird bright lights in the corner of my eyes, and after a few minutes, I couldn’t see anything on the page."
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Can You Get An STD From Receiving Oral Sex?
Experts break down your risk for an infection.
Tamas Kaszas / Reuters
Hungry Dog Study May Beef Up Research Of Human Obesity
Researchers say the study may have parallels with overweight humans.
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As HIV Rates Decline, A Surprising Population Is Seeing A Rise In Diagnoses In Major Cities
But new efforts to educate at-risk women about a drug that helps protect against the virus could change that.
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Malady Mongers: How Drug Companies Sell Treatments By Inventing Diseases
By Michael Walsh, Yahoo News
The marketing strategy behind disease mongering is to link a disease with a drug.
When Medicine Is A Business, Rare Disease Patients Suffer
, Guest Writer
A diagnosis like mine is only the beginning of an endless racetrack.
5 Films About The AIDS Crisis That Are Crucial And Heartbreaking
James Michael Nichols
In honor of HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, we look at some of cinema's most important depictions of the AIDS crisis.
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Nipah Virus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises In India As Brain-Damaging Disease Spreads
As the rare virus claims more lives in the Indian state of Kerala, concerns have been raised about the potential of Nipah to become a global health emergency.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Porn Industry Group Schools Trump On The Difference Between HPV And HIV
"We understand that science is ... a challenging concept for people who do not believe in facts,” a pointed letter said.
Denis Balibouse / Reuters
WHO Decides Not To Declare International Health Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak
WHO cited the fast response to the outbreak and pending use of a vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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