Just 82 children have confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but hospitals around the country say they are treating hundreds more children who have been sickened by the rare virus.
Here are three words you don't often see in close proximity: Good. Death. Ebola. Yet there they stand, united in the headline for an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine this month: "A Good Death: Ebola and Sacrifice."
Measles is often lumped in with flu and chickenpox as mild childhood illnesses. But people who got measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were pretty darned sick, missing two weeks of school or work on average.
An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.
Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.
More than 2,000 people have applied for ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana since Illinois' application process began this week. That's more than expected.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine is now proposing that a potential engineering-based medical program be in Chicago rather than Urbana-Champaign.
Some 10,000 immigrants in Illinois are among more than 200,000 nationwide whose insurance bought through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could end this month if they don't prove this week they're legally in the country.
Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana.
Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her.