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  • Latin America Rocked by Dengue Fever
    An infectious disease is rolling through Latin America, leaving many victims in its wake. Dengue Fever has plagued the area since 1982 when the disease traveled to the region from Southeast Asia. The mosquito-borne virus preys on children and the elderly. Victims have ...More
    December 11, 2000 Posted in News
  • Patients Suffer from Drug Ban
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a heartburn medication in July not realizing many people counted on it to be able to eat. Propulsid was pulled from shelves after 80 people died from irregular heartbeats. However, for some people suffering from more than just ...More
    December 11, 2000 Posted in News
  • Infectious Diseases Rising Again in Russia
    VORONEZH, Russia-Russian doctors are being forced to use old methods of medicating tuberculosis patients because the medication is not accessible and is too expensive. Many are injecting air into their patients' abdomens as a final method of treatment. This archaic and ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccines on the Way
    By mid-December, Americans can expect that desired and anticipated pain in the arm-a flu shot. The vaccine shortage is slowly coming to an end. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the shortage was created because manufacturers had difficulty growing the ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • College Students May Need Meningitis Vaccine
    CHICAGO, IL-The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that college students be made aware of the danger of meningitis. Students living in dormitories are at a higher risk of contracting the life-threatening disease. Invasisve meningococcal meningitis strikes 3,000 ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • New Version of Hepatitis C Drug More Effective
    Doctors are hopeful a new version of a drug could help hepatitis C sufferers. Two studies, sponsored by the drug maker Hoffmann-La Roche Inc, tested a modified form of interferon called Pegasys against the standard Roferon-A. The findings show that Pegasys is more effective ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • Two Dead in Oxygen, Nitrogen Mix up
    Nursing home officials in Bellbrook, Ohio accidentally hooked a nitrogen tank to an oxygen-delivery system, causing the deaths of the two patients. An assistant fire chief said a nitrogen tank was included in a delivery to Carriage by the Lake Nursing Home. The center ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • Ebola Strikes 400 in Uganda
    :Ebola Strikes 400 in Uganda @KAMPLA, Uganda-Doctors in Central Africa are still hesitant to take a deep breath, but the Ebola outbreak they have been fighting since September may be weakening. With now more than 400 people infected in Uganda, researchers say the virus has ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • E.coli Outbreak Rises to 30
    American Foods Group Inc., has recalled 1.1.million pounds of group beef after people across the Midwest began getting sick. There are now 30 people across three states who have allegedly fallen ill from eating the tainted beef. Three of those sickened remain in the ...More
    December 8, 2000 Posted in News
  • Paramedics with Hepatitis Sit for Help
    Mayor Walks Around Sit-In ...More
    December 7, 2000 Posted in News