Man Who Died from Ebola Endured Treatment Delays

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after...

Lower Infection Rate, Better Immune Systems for Young Children with Pets

Children who are born and raised in families with cats or dogs have stronger defenses against infectious diseases, according to recent studies done in...

UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning...

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Aims to Reduce Drowning Deaths in Black Community

The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority are on a mission: no rest until the cycle of death by drowning in the Black community...

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued...

New Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Food Considered a Major Civil Rights Setback

Millions of Americans will be left in the dark when it comes to the genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods they...

Intensity of Flu-Like Illnesses Still High in Maryland

The flu strain that has been making many sick in Maryland and around the country may be peaking, but that doesn't mean it's time...

Schools Increasingly Check Students for Obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her...

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

The researchers for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) team aren’t trying to pry into people’s personal lives; they’re merely trying to help...

Pretty Girl Blues

Many of us think there is a book in us, but what pushed you to put pen to paper? I had a book in me...

Alopecia

KZ, as she prefers to be called for this article, is a well-known beautician in the District of Columbia, who suffered for years with...

Studies Reveal Disease-Prevention Powers of Nuts

Nuts are a powerful source of disease fighters that can help ward off chronic illnesses, according to studies published Nov. 21 in the New...