Posts in: Health

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Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Studying the early stages of tuberculosis infection could help scientists figure out new ways to tackle the disease.

By | Posted May 18, 2009

Flu Sausage

Flu Sausage

Pigs cough up a mish-mashed flu virus, something scientists saw coming for years.

By | Posted May 11, 2009

Safety City, New York

Safety City, New York

The New York City Department of Transportation offers school kids from neighborhoods with high rates of traffic accidents a crash course in navigating sidewalks, crosswalks and seat belts.

By | Posted May 1, 2009

When Viruses Jump Species

When Viruses Jump Species

A recent Ebola Reston outbreak among pigs in the Philippines is cause for concern among some scientists.

By | Posted March 8, 2009

Concussion Repercussions

Concussion Repercussions

While concussions can be insidiously dangerous for high school football players, young athletes are sometimes hardheaded about their safety. A group in Boston pushes for widespread education on the issue.

By | Posted February 18, 2009

A Clinic on Wheels for the Homeless

A Clinic on Wheels for the Homeless

Ellery Tarife provides healthcare for New York City’s hard-to-reach homeless population by staying mobile.

By | Posted February 16, 2009

Putting a Baby's Risk into Perspective

Putting a Baby’s Risk into Perspective

A new study adds weight to the link between IVF and some birth defects, but much remains unexplained.

By | Posted February 9, 2009

Band-Aids and Fishnets

Band-Aids and Fishnets

An EMT goes from ambulance runs to the derby track.

By | Posted February 4, 2009

No One Wants to Be a Loser

No One Wants to Be a Loser

Overbidding out of fear can lead to a fast trip to the poorhouse.

By | Posted January 30, 2009

Spread Thin

Spread Thin

Peanut-based malnutrition therapy is plump with controversy.

By | Posted January 23, 2009

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