Disease Articles

Clinton Pledges to Find Cure for Alzheimer's

8:00 AM, Dec 22, 2015

The top Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is pledging to find a cure Alzheimer's disease. Clinton, who is 68 years old, wants the federal government to spend $2 billion a year until a cure is found.

Clinton believes a cure can be found by 2025.

"We owe it to the millions of families who stay up at night worrying about their parents and loved ones afflicted by this terrible disease and facing the hard reality of the long goodbye to make research investments that will prevent, effectively treat and make a cure possible by 2025," Clinton says in a statement.

"The best scientific minds tell us we have a real chance to make groundbreaking progress on curing this disease and relieving the pain so many

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Pernicious Bunk 101

Jul 27, 2015

When Jenny McCarthy was fired from The View last year, The Scrapbook let out a sigh of relief. Her position on the ABC gabfest meant the former Playboy model could preach her antivaccination gospel to an audience of millions, five days a week. Now we fear deadly but preventable diseases like measles and tetanus will continue to spread—­because it turns out not even venerable ­institutions of higher learning are immune to this pernicious propaganda.

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Obama: Global Warming Leading to Uptick in 'Insect-Borne Diseases'

9:04 PM, Apr 07, 2015

At an event today at Howard University in Washington, D.C., President Obama warned of the public health risks assocaited with global warming. 

"[T]he discussion really centered around the fact that climate change is having a impact on our public health," Obama said at today's event.

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ISIS Getting Ebola

10:05 AM, Jan 02, 2015

Armies have always been vulnerable to epidemic disease.  And in the Middle East, history may be repeating itself.  There have been reports:

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Cuomo on Ebola: 'Anxiety Can Be Healthy'

'But we have to watch what we say and how we say it, because panic is never productive'
10:49 AM, Oct 14, 2014

New York governor Andrew Cuomo talked about Ebola this morning and said that "a little anxiety can be healthy."

"Ebola crisis for us ... poses two separate problems: one is the medical, public health issue and the second is the panic, anxiety issue that goes along with it," Cuomo told CBS.

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General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.'

8:23 AM, Oct 08, 2014

Those looking for good news on the fight against Ebola will not find much encouragement from Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command.

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WH: 'Screening Procedures In Place At Our Border'

7:26 PM, Oct 01, 2014

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that, after the Ebola case in Dallas, the Obama administration reminded border law enforcment agencies of "protocol" to deal with people that appear to have symptoms of Ebola. Earnest also said that there "are screening procedures in place at our border."

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State Department Warns U.S. Citizens of Cholera Outbreak in Havana, Cuba

10:32 AM, Aug 21, 2013

The State Department Wednesday issued a security message warning U.S. citizens in or traveling to Cuba about an outbreak of cholera:

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