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2 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Increase in gonorrhea alarms health officials

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A jump in the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea over the past year in rural southwestern Oregon has state and local health officials alarmed and puzzled. Ruth Helsley, sexually transmitted disease program manager for the Oregon Health Authority, tells ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

By Felix Onuah and Tom Miles ABUJA/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on Sunday after flying into Lagos, a city of 21 million people, and was ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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9 Must-Know Facts About The Chikungunya Virus

By Kitty Appel, HuffPost Healthy Living Cases of chikungunya virus seen in the United States are atypically high this year because of an outbreak of the virus in the Caribbean currently underway. Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 497 reported cases of chikungunya virus in the U.S. -- much higher than the average 28 infections in a given ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Time

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Probiotics Primer: What Science Says About Using Bacteria to Treat Disease

Confused about the "good bacteria" that can help health rather than make you sick? Here's the latest on which bugs are the most effective, and for which conditions.

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