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Dengue fever killed over 1,000 in Philippines
Philippine dengueSeptember 11, 2019 ET
Dengue has killed 1,021 people in the Philippines so far this year, 40 percent of them children, reported the Ministry of Health.
Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems
CiprofloxacinSeptember 11, 2019 ET
Scientists have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.
Scientists develop technique to reveal epigenetic features of cells in brain
cells in brainSeptember 10, 2019 ET
The brain\'s prefrontal cortex, which gives us our ability to solve problems and plan ahead, contains billions of cells.
Suicides increased 41 percent in U.S.
ColoradoSeptember 9, 2019 ET
The suicide rate is rising in the United States, with rural areas as the places where the greatest increases are being reported, according to a research study published the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Ebola continues in Congo, survivors bear risk of death despite recovery
Uganda EbolaSeptember 6, 2019 ET
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report that reveals that, in the final week of August, there were 59 new confirmed Ebola cases and an additional 45 deaths in seven health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Dengue claims 120 lives this year in Mexico
Hugo Lopez-GatellSeptember 6, 2019 ET
The dengue virus has claimed 120 lives across Mexico so far this year, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday.
U.S. to give nearly $2 billion to fight opioids
Alexander AzarSeptember 5, 2019 ET
The Trump administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis.
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
Obese young peopleSeptember 4, 2019 ET
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals.
Dutch mosquito trap can stop dengue outbreaks
Aedes mosquitoeSeptember 3, 2019 ET
With the dengue vaccine withdrawn from the Philippine market, mosquito control is the best option to avoid disease spread.
How bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics
Klebsiella pneumoniaeSeptember 3, 2019 ET
Drug-resistant bacteria responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections shut out antibiotics by closing tiny doors in their cell walls.
70,000 people got dengue in Bangladesh but there is sign of fall
Bangladesh hospitalSeptember 1, 2019 ET
A total of 51,734 cases of dengue were reported in Bangladesh this month, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since January in the country to over 70,000.
Philippines dengue death toll rises to 882
Philippines dengueAugust 31, 2019 ET
The dengue death toll increased from 720 to 882 in fifteen days, the Philippines Department of Health announced.
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