Deadly disease research labs are so busy, they're turning away work

Dec 28, 2017
A number of deadly disease research labs in the U.S. are considering expanding as strained capacity has led them to turn away work.
Doctors research deadly pathogens like Ebola and Marburg inside the BSL-4 Lab at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
G. Harrison, courtesy Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The link between fracking and health issues

Nov 15, 2017
Cause and effect can be difficult to prove, but here are a series of studies showing the potential connection between fracking and health risks.
A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. The process is controversial with critics who say it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades.
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Obama administration scrounges for Zika funding

Aug 12, 2016
But how long will it last?
Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 1.
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Zika virus prevention efforts in the U.S. underway

Mar 29, 2016
The president has asked Congress for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding.
Health workers in Brazil fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to organize efforts to combat the virus. 
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The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.

Striving to get to 'HIV zero'

Jan 22, 2015
Washington, D.C., and other cities are making inroads against spread of HIV/AIDS.

What Ebola costs one community

Sep 5, 2014
Recovery from Ebola could take longer than recovering from war, says one CEO.

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Ebola's cost to African economies

Aug 21, 2014
The epidemic is financially hurting Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

For sufferers of rare diseases, options are rare too

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Jun 9, 2014
How a mother fought to be heard.

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.