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Stories with subject: Epidemics
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

  • Task force: Opioid abuse an epidemic in Massachusetts 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:56 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts is in the midst of an epidemic of deadly opioid abuse, according to a task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker that said Monday that drug addiction must be considered a medical disease.

  • Liberians still face travel headaches even after Ebola 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 1:05 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Robtel Neajai Pailey hadn't been back home to Liberia since Ebola engulfed the country's capital in July, fearful that doing so could make it harder for her to travel as countries around the globe clamped down on visitors with West African passports.

  • Liberians still face travel headaches even after Ebola 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:14 am

    DAKAR, Senegal - Robtel Neajai Pailey hadn't been back home to Liberia since Ebola engulfed the country's capital in July, fearful that doing so could make it harder for her to travel as countries around the globe clamped down on visitors with West African passports.

  • Police tout success in unique fight against drug epidemic 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:14 pm

    BOSTON - A police chief in a small New England city combating its drug epidemic through a unique program that allows drug users to turn over their drugs and get immediate treatment said Tuesday that there's been a strong early response.

  • New system changes way HIV patients getting medication 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:29 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Six months ago, Medical AIDS Outreach's Montgomery clinic needed an entire room to store prescription medications for its hundreds of patients.

  • UCF student health director appointed to national group 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 2:35 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The University of Central Florida's student health services director will be playing a role in how universities across the U.S. handle epidemics and other health emergencies.

  • From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 1:25 pm

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting of the leaders of Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S., the G-7's most eye-catching pledge was a commitment to move away from using fossil fuels by the end of this century.

  • Minnesota man helps in fight against Ebola in West Africa story has photos
    Updated: Jun-07-15 6:28 pm

    MANKATO, Minnesota - A Mankato resident who worked in public health and environmental engineering for more than 20 years has been tackling his most dramatic assignment yet: the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • Facts about needle exchanges and Hepatitis C 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 4:46 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - STATES FEAR NEEDLES

  • Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 4:39 am

    HAZARD, Kentucky - Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm.