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Chocolate Prices May Soar Due To Ebola Outbreak

The price of chocolate is predicted to rise with the onset of the year’s biggest candy-consuming holidays: Halloween and Christmas. Because most of the world’s cocoa is produced in West African countries, chocolate production is being affected by the outbreak …

Nina Pham Reportedly “Doing Well” After Contracting Ebola Virus

The nurse who contracted Ebola from a Liberian patient is reportedly “doing well” while receiving treatment at the Texas hospital for which she works. Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola on US soil after attending to Thomas …

Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in …

Whooping Cough Epidemic In California

California’s whooping cough cases have reached epidemic level, causing concern for citizens. According to California’s public health agency, there have been 800 new cases documented in the last two weeks. As of June 10, there have been 3,458 cases of …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea, At Least 59 Dead

An outbreak of the ebola virus has spread to Guinea. According to UNICEF, at least 59 people in Guinea have died from the virus. Reports indicate that this is the first outbreak detected in humans in the South African nation. …

Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention
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It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. …

Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases …

Chagas Disease: Epidemic Currently Spreading Throughout the Americas

Chagas disease has been making headlines as of late, often being described by medical professionals as journalists alike as the “new AIDS”. At present, there are thought to be more than 8 million people living with the disease in Latin …