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Tanzania working to control spread of dengue fever as cases rise to over 1,000
Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for HealthTuesday May 7, 2019 5:39AM ET
Tanzanian authorities said on Monday they were working hard to control a further spread of dengue fever which has killed two people as confirmed cases rose from 307 in April to 1,122 by last week.
Measles continues to spread in U.S. with 764 cases reported
Centers for Disease ControlTuesday May 7, 2019 5:37AM ET
A total of at least 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states of the United States since the beginning of this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday.
German parents may face fines for refusing measles vaccination
Minister Jens SpahnTuesday May 7, 2019 5:26AM ET
Parents in Germany who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles could face fines of up to 2,500 euros (about 2,800 U.S. dollars), according to a draft law put forward by Health Minister Jens Spahn.
Lung cancer: Less invasive surgery for faster recovery
surgeryMonday May 6, 2019 4:43AM ET
Every day, 78 Canadians receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most deadly form of cancer in the country.
Exercise may improve memory in heart failure patients
ExerciseMonday May 6, 2019 4:43AM ET
Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Mumps, a highly contagious viral disease that attacks all ages
MumpsSaturday May 4, 2019 9:07AM ET
Mumps is one of those \"modern\" diseases: It is easily preventable with a very safe vaccine but we witness its return. So, why is that serious disease back among us?
Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned
Michael RyanFriday May 3, 2019 4:23PM ET
Congo’s Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country’s east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Emirates' Ministry of Health launches 'child friendly' robotic service
child friendlyFriday May 3, 2019 11:57AM ET
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, in Emirates has launched a child-friendly robotic service at Dibba Hospital to ensure the happiness of sick children, reduce and overcome the fear of visiting hospitals.
Synthetic biology used to target cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue
proteinsFriday May 3, 2019 11:37AM ET
Synthetic proteins engineered to recognize overly active biological pathways can kill cancer cells while sparing their healthy peers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dramatic difference between brain cells from male and female Alzheimer's patients
Dramatic differenceThursday May 2, 2019 9:15AM ET
MIT researchers have performed the first comprehensive analysis of the genes that are expressed in individual brain cells of patients with Alzheimer\'s disease.
UK: Inquiry begins into contaminated blood scandal with 3,000 people dead
contaminated bloodWednesday May 1, 2019 7:01AM ET
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have criticised extra money pledged to them by the government, on the day a public inquiry begins to hear evidence.
Warning about Vampire Facials after HIV cases in New Mexico
Vampire FacialsWednesday May 1, 2019 5:53AM ET
The possible contraction of HIV by 2 people after receiving an improperly done procedure falsely advertised as a Vampire Facial necessitates repeating a very important warning, said Charles Runels, MD, Medical Director, Cellular Medicine Association.
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