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Synthetic Malaria Drug Made Through Biotech, Yeast

By Jessica Berman The World Health Organization says more than 200 million people - mostly in sub-Saharan Africa - were infected with malaria in 2010....

Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

WASHINGTON — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak.

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in...

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

Johns Hopkins researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests...

People in Food Deserts Eat Much Differently Than the Rest of...

Social media reveals nutritional choices of people with fewer fresh food options Pork, mayonnaise and cookies versus bagels, kale and hummus. That’s the glaring difference...

Revolutionary Vaccine Breaks Refrigeration Barrier in Africa

DAKAR — For decades, distribution of vaccines in Africa and other warm regions has been hampered by the need to keep the vaccines refrigerated...

Obama Vows Fix for Health Care Web Sites

WHITE HOUSE — President Barack Obama has vowed to fix problems afflicting the rollout of the new health insurance law, including software glitches frustrating...

Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market,...

Romantic Relationships Buffer Gay and Lesbian Youth From Psychological Distress

Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in...