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Joni Mitchell Improving, Still Hospitalized–What is Morgellons Disease?

Joni Mitchell Improving, Still Hospitalized–What is Morgellons Disease?

By Kimberly Ripley April 6, 2015

Joni Mitchell remains hospitalized several days after being rushed to the hospital after a collapse. Doctors say her condition is improving. Her medical scare has prompted people all over the world to wonder about the mysterious disease she claims to …

Norovirus Sickens 172 on Princess Cruises Ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday that 172 passengers of a U.S.-based Princess Cruises ship touring the Pacific have been infected with Norovirus. The ship in question, the “Crown Princess,” had a similar outbreak in April, when …

Ebola Quarantine Acceptable to New Jersey Voters

A poll conducted in New Jersey revealed that most voters agreed with Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to quarantine a nurse from Maine who had recently spent time in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders member Kaci Hickox returned from Sierra Leone …

Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

The U.S. State Department today announced that an American on a cruise ship is currently being monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The passenger is an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Duncan died of Ebola last week. Duncan …

Mark Zuckerberg Gives CDC $25M to Fight Ebola

Saying we’re at a “critical turning point” in the fight against Ebola, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating a hefty $25 million to the cause. Here’s what Zuckerberg had to say …

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to Fight Ebola on the Front Lines

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday that he and his wife would $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola. The nation’s most famous hoodie-wearing public figure since the Unabomber announced his donation — where else? …

First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S. — ‘We Will Stop It Here,’ Says CDC

The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The person who first tested positive for Ebola is a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital spokesman …

Second Ebola Infected Patient Arrives in Atlanta

A North Carolina missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was transported to the United States Tuesday to begin treatment, just days after Dr. Kent Brantly was moved in a similar manner. Nancy Writebol, who is affiliated with the …

Ebola Patient Received Experimental Serum

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil, and new details regarding his treatment have emerged. According to a statement issued by Samaritan’s Purse, the charity organization …

Mother Unaware Son Died Until Smell Set In

The mother of a severely disabled 8-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania boy didn’t realize he died on the third floor of their home until she began to smell his decomposing body. Kimberly Tutko summoned police to her house on Friday, where they …

Ebola Infected Doctor Arrives in Atlanta

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil. In a coordinated effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department, Brantly was …

Ebola Infected U.S. Aid Worker to Fly to Atlanta

Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta revealed Thursday that an unnamed American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus will be flown into the United States for treatment. The patient will be quarantined in a special isolation unit constructed …

‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

Members of a typically subtropical family of insects commonly known as kissing bugs have been making their way further north in the United States, while carrying the deadly Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic ailment caused …

China Bubonic Plague Nothing to Panic Over … Yet

An estimated 30,000 people have been quarantined in parts of a northern Chinese city following the death of a man from bubonic plague. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday the city of Yumen in Gansu province was sealed off …

Mosquito Repellent 1000x Stronger Than DEET

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have developed a mosquito repellent that is 1000 times stronger than DEET, and works on many different types of insects. The new substance is tentatively called VUAA1, is far more effective than N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide …

MERS Virus: Third Case Diagnosed in U.S.

The MERS virus appears to be spreading–albeit very slowly. The third case of the disease in the United States has been officially diagnosed. An Illinois man likely picked up the illness from an Indiana man who was diagnoed as the …

MERS Virus: Overseas Travelers Put on Alert

Flight crews and passengers traveling overseas have been put on alert by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-two U.S. airports are posting warnings about MERS – or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – and what they can …