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Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed that an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhaggic fever in Western Africa has entered Liberia. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, two cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the country. …

Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week announced that measles deaths around the world hit an all-time low in 2012. The organization’s new mortality estimates count only 122,000 measles deaths worldwide in 2012, a full 78% fewer deaths than the …

MRSA Staph Infections In Hospitals Down MRSA Staph Infections In Hospitals Down

A study published yesterday counts the number of health-care-associated MRSA infections down. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds a decline in the rate of infection (per 100,000 people) of about 31 percent. Nationwide in 2011, there …

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued, Confirmed Infections In Middle East Deadly New Virus Warning Issued, Confirmed Infections In Middle East
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A deadly new virus has been making its way around the world, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning on the novel infection. It’s being reported that a novel coronavirus, belonging to the same family …

Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction 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 …

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO
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It looks like our iPhones may be killing us after all, and I don’t just mean our social lives because of Angry Birds addiction. The World Health Organization has just announced that radiation from cellphones can possibly cause cancer. The …