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Jun 30, 2014 06:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Dirty needles and other carelessness can spread serious diseases among acupuncture patients.
Jun 24, 2014 11:50 AM ET // AFP
The medical charity Doctors Without Borders reports that the scale of the epidemic is unprecedented.
Mar 24, 2014 11:07 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Ebola is one of the deadliest known viruses and there is no known cure. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2013 07:26 AM ET // Robert Lamb
Infectious diseases have inflicted a great deal of damage throughout the centuries, decimating entire populations. Here are some of the worst mankind has ever seen.
Sep 6, 2013 12:37 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Texas has seen almost 2,000 cases of whooping cough this year; two babies have died. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 08:50 AM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
A father who passed the bird flu virus to his daughter gives the first evidence that the deadly strain is contagious.
Jul 2, 2010 03:07 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
70 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine prepared for an epidemic that never came will likely be destroyed.
Mar 2, 2010 04:03 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
In the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquakes, huge amounts of money, food, clothing, water, tents, and other supplies arrived in the country. People showed up as well: professional search and rescue personnel, epidemiologists, nurses, and doctors. And, unfortunately, many people who are offe...
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