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First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

CDC says 25 states in U.S. now reporting widespread flu

The flu season has started with a bang, and the number of states reporting seasonal flu activity spread from 10 to 25 states in just one week, according to the CDC's latest report on Friday. The flu season usually peaks in January or February.

Anti-fungal agent can trigger flu

A common fungus-fighting drug, used to treat people who are already sick, increases the susceptibility to flu, according to studies carried out using mice.

Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott signs bill: Blocks sick leave pay vote

Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that stops a 2014 ballot referendum that would have allowed residents to have a say in the way businesses deal with paid sick leave.

Carolyn A. Brent: A Caregiver's story of money, stress and health

San Ramon - Are caregivers across the globe the unsung heroes of daily life? Those who are unable to care of themselves completely depend on caregivers, who dedicate most of their lives to the well-being and welfare of the disabled, sick, children and elderly.

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe reportedly critical in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 88, is fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital after handing over power to Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

E. coli outbreak caused by sprouts? Initial tests say no

Bean sprouts had recently been named as a possible source of the E. Coli outbreak in Germany, but lab tests that came back Monday say otherwise.

Update: E. Coli outbreak becomes largest ever, Death toll rises

The death toll in Germany from E. Coli in cucumbers has risen to 14, with over 300 others seriously sickened. Health officials only expect it to get worse.

Flu season is approaching but Canadians are not planning for it

It's that time of year when doctors want their patients to get their yearly flu shot but that's not on the mind of 2 out of 5 Canadians.

Man charged for running and coaching while on sick pay

Croydon - A former Commonwealth Games athlete was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay back money he collected in sick pay, after he was found guilty of defrauding his employers.

Op-Ed: Life, Death and Christopher Hitchens

Author, speaker, journalist and intellectual Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, a rare and highly fatal form of the disease.

Britain to decentralize its socialized health care system

London - Britain's socialized medical system is about to be getting a huge overhaul. It will still be socialized, but the people managing the money will change.

73 arrested, 11 sick after California rave

San Francisco - Saturday night's rave at the Cow Palace will not soon be forgotten for dozens of young people. Eleven of them ended up in San Francisco hospitals after taking what police say was tainted drugs and dozens more ended up in jail.

The truth behind what's inside hot dogs Special

Hamburg - Whether you call it a frankfurter, hot dog or wiener it's a cooked sausage and a year-round favorite. They can be made from beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or a combination- the label must state which. But does it always? What exactly is the ingredient MSM?

Obama declares Swine Flu emergency with millions infected

UPDATE: President Obama has declared a Swine Flu national emergency as the director of the CDC admits "many millions" of Americans have been infected and 22,000 hospitalized. The novel virus has killed 95 children.

Surfing Facebook while sick costs woman job

Surfing Facebook while off work sick has cost a woman who worked for a Swiss insurance company here job, her employer reports.

Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Through 42 States

A salmonella outbreak which has infected nearly 400 people in 42 different states is being investigated by the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

Op-Ed: Sandra Bernhard Jokes 'Palin Would Be Gang-Raped By Blacks in Manhattan'

At the Theater J in Washington DC this week, comedienne Sandra Bernhard warned that VP pick Sarah Palin "should not come into Manhattan lest she be gang-raped by some of my big black brothers." Even worse? Wait till you see the fawning media reviews.

Shaky camera work makes Cloverfield audiences sick

Theaters across the country are posting warning signs for movie goers: Cloverfield might make you sick. The camera work for the film was meant to mimic that of a home movie, leaving some audience members sick to their stomachs.

OP-ED: Is There Nothing Better Than Paris Hilton to Talk About?

So, she's a socialite, a celebrity, a model, actress, singer (if you don't mind going deaf temporarily)...yada yada yada - but WHO? cares? Frankly, I'm so tired of hearing about her "traumatic jail saga" that I'm at the point of throwing a book at the tv!

Pesticides Linked to School Kid's Illnesses

Strathmore, CA--On Grandparent's Day, at Sunnyside Union Elementary School, a foul smelling mist drifted into the school yard where children waited to go into the school. Domilita Lemus started coughing and two girls collapsed.

Michael Jackson Is Reportedly Hospitalized

But the Fox News reports were not true, a Jackson spokesperson confirmed.

Woman claiming she became very ill after eating recalled dog food

Woman claims she became ill after she consumed recalled pet food while trying to make dog eat abit

56 years and never took a sick day

In 56 years of working for a hospital in Utah, Holston has never called in sick. Not even one time!

Dead woman's family sues Michael Jackson

The family of a woman who died two years ago is suing Michael Jackson and a hospital.

Recall of Cantaloupes Due to Potential Health Concerns

Here we go more food products recalled because of possible salmonella. Our food is getting less safe all the time.

How Do We Manage Our World?

Where is our World Going? Have We Missed the Mark?

Fake drug, fake illness - and people believe it

Artist Justine Cooper creates a fake drug for a fake illness and puts them in a exhibit gallery, everyone starts to believe it.

Sick Kids Hospital gets record $30M gift

The Labatt family gave the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children a donation of $30 million.
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