Infectious Diseases News
Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor
A colorful Mississippi lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade has gone public with a diagnosis of dementia, saying he will seek to live his days with 'the gusto of a hound dog'
Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
A push by lawmakers in Tennessee to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people
Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale
A new study identifies an array of bacteria and fungi in the exhaled breath of endangered orcas in the northeast Pacific Ocean
State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline
The White House announced today it has signed off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company behind the project to begin construction.
White working class increasingly hit with 'deaths of despair,' report finds
The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives. A new report published today in the Brookings Papers on Economic
Read scores go-ahead goal in 2nd, Flyers beat Wild 3-1
Matt Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1
Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?
President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal, but he could wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some of his campaign promises.
Maine medical examiner wants more money to handle OD deaths
Maine is dealing with so many drug overdose deaths that the state medical examiner is asking for more money to handle the workload
Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs
Pope Francis is making five more child saints: two Portuguese shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima 100 years ago and three Mexican adolescents who were killed for their faith in the 16th century
UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio
The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease