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Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.

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Ugandan officials try to isolate Ebolaupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:46:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on government efforts to stamp out an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.

Two more Ebola deaths in Uganda, officials sayupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 06:11:00

Two more people have died in Uganda's Ebola outbreak, officials working at a hospital said Wednesday.

Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.

Deadly Ebola virus hits Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

Could the Ebola outbreak spread to the US?updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda. According to the World Health Organization, the first case is believed to be from the Nyanswiga village in Nyamarunda, a sub-county of the Kibaale district of Uganda.

Ebola outbreak in Western Ugandaupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

Fourteen people have died from the Ebola outbreak in Western Uganda. David Mckenzie reports.

In Brazil, health care is a rightupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 08:43:00

This week's congressional battle over the GOP move to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, as well as the NAACP's boos in response to Mitt Romney's proposed elimination of what he called the "nonessential " Obamacare program, provides yet another reminder of how divided America has become over this issue.

House to vote on Obamacare repealupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 08:43:00

The House plans to vote Wednesday on a repeal of the president's health care reform law. CNN's Ed Payne reports.

3 dead in Cuba cholera outbreak, officials sayupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 21:55:00

A cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba has infected 53 people and killed three, according to a Cuban Health Ministry note published by state media Tuesday.

Mystery illness claims dozens of Cambodian childrenupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 20:53:00

The World Health Organization is helping the Cambodian Ministry of Health investigate the cause of a mysterious illness that has killed dozens of children in the country since April.

Where in the world can you get universal health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:06:00

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.

Officials seek source of salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 18:54:00

Federal and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC unveils graphic ads to combat smokingupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 13:33:00

Federal health officials on Thursday are unveiling a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting.

North Carolina public health officials search for source of stomach bugupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 22:44:00

A series of viral outbreaks causing diarrhea and vomiting has affected scores of people in North Carolina in recent weeks, sickening them, but causing no fatalities, health officials there said Wednesday.

Police clash with protesters in Romaniaupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 20:52:00

Police in Bucharest fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who gathered Saturday to demonstrate against government austerity measures and poor living standards.

Germany, UK weigh in on French breast implant concernupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 02:07:00

German medical groups joined the French health ministry Friday in recommending that women seek removal of breast implants made by a French company, saying they need not hurry but the devices could pose eventual health problems.

Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest, health official saysupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 05:55:00

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest brought on by a pancreatic tumor, a public health official said Monday.

France E.coli infection kills woman in Bordeauxupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 08:33:00

A 78-year-old woman has died in France after being treated for an E.coli infection in the south-western city of Bordeaux, regional health officials say.

E. coli strain behind German deaths apparently resurfaces in Franceupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 16:10:00

The strain of E. coli blamed for 46 deaths in Germany appears to have resurfaced in France, the French Ministry of Health said.

Deadly E. coli outbreak spreads in Germanyupdated: Tue May 31 2011 11:38:00

The outbreak of E. coli in Germany has killed several more people and sickened hundreds, authorities said Tuesday.

Can Romney find a cure for 'Romneycare'?updated: Thu May 12 2011 11:33:00

For Mitt Romney, it's not just a question -- it's more like a campaign illness he'd like to cure once and for all.

Japan halts two vaccines for infantsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:28:00

Japan halts the use of two vaccines for infants commonly used around the world. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japan suspends 2 vaccines while authorities investigate infant deathsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:28:00

A safety panel convenes in Japan Tuesday to examine whether two vaccines widely used around the world contributed to the deaths of five children in the past month.

Cholera reported in Florida as Haiti death toll climbsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 06:04:00

Haiti reported more cholera deaths Wednesday as chaos reigned in this country's second-largest city, and cases among people who had traveled from Haiti were reported in Florida and the Dominican Republic.

Tomas aftermath raises concern over worsening cholera outbreakupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:05:00

In the wake of Hurricane Tomas, cholera has reached the congested capital of Port-au-Prince, where as many as 73 people have come down with the potentially deadly infection.

Trash overwhelms Haitian capitalupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:05:00

Hundreds of open dumps in Haiti's capital worsen a cholera outbreak. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Cholera epidemic threatens all Nigeria, government warnsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:28:00

A cholera epidemic in northern Nigeria has killed more than 350 people since June and threatens to spread to the entire country, according to the west African nation's health ministry.

Health officials urge evacuations near Michigan oil spillupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 21:53:00

Officials in Michigan Thursday urged residents living near the Kalamazoo River oil spill to evacuate the area because of health concerns.

Salmonella outbreak in 10 states prompts sprouts recallupdated: Fri May 21 2010 21:35:00

Federal public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has infected 22 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

Italy investigates report baby lived through abortionupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 12:54:00

Italian officials are investigating reports that an infant survived an abortion, living for "a whole day" after having been left to die by hospital staff, the Italian Ministry of Health said.

Mumps outbreak reaches nearly 2,000 in New York and New Jerseyupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 16:38:00

Nearly 2,000 people, mostly adolescent and young adult males in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey, have contracted mumps since last summer, according to health officials.

Top medical news of '09updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks H1N1, health care reform and other health headlines that dominated in 2009.

H1N1 and health reform dominated 2009 medical newsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

It was the year that a new pandemic flu swept across the globe, initially baffling health authorities and causing worldwide panic.

H1N1 vaccine likely to become more widely availableupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 21:02:00

Restrictions limiting the H1N1 flu vaccine to high-risk groups could be lifted in many U.S. states now that production of the vaccine has increased, state health officials said Monday.

The Hajj: A perfect storm for swine flu?updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 11:08:00

Forget stampedes, fires and terrorist attacks. The big fear this year concerning the Hajj, the annual millions-strong pilgrimage to Mecca, is swine flu.

Saudi minister gets H1N1 vaccine on TV to calm fearsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:06:00

Saudi Arabia's health minister was the first person in the country to receive the H1N1 vaccination Saturday in a televised event aimed at calming fears about the safety of the vaccine.

H1N1 Vaccine skepticismupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:19:00

Health officials urge pregnant women to get the H1N1 vaccine, but many are skeptical. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Frustration looms as H1N1 vaccines run outupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:19:00

Yessica Maher of Los Angeles, California, feels let down. She had wanted to get the H1N1 vaccine for herself and her children, but that's proving to be difficult.

H1N1 flu remedy shortageupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 13:08:00

Kitty Pilgrim, Lisa Sylvester and Ines Ferre report about the H1N1 flu pandemic.

Brazil says it has most swine flu deaths in worldupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 11:46:00

Brazil has confirmed 657 fatalities caused by the H1N1 flu, the highest number of deaths in the world, the nation's Health Ministry said.

Brazil tops worldwide H1N1 deaths, officials sayupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:22:00

Brazil has confirmed 557 deaths caused by H1N1 flu, the highest total in the world, the nation's Health Ministry says.

Swine flu updates for fallupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:13:00

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen tells you what you need to know about swine flu and the upcoming school year.

In time of swine flu, add sanitizer, tissues to school supply listsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:13:00

Even 6-year-olds at Hamilton Central School in central New York came to school prepared for swine flu. Jessica Poyer, a first-grade teacher, noticed in the spring that kids had begun bringing their own hand sanitizer, tissues and water bottles.

Saudis scramble to stop Hajj swine flu crisisupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 05:21:00

Saudi Arabia has launched an investigation into its first fatality from the H1N1 Virus as it tries to head off a swine flu epidemic before millions descend for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, health officials said.

CNNMoney: Family doctors: An endangered breedupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 07:58:00

Luis Manriquez and Katherine Glass share a common -- and increasingly rare -- ambition: They both want to become family doctors.

Reality check: Canada's government health care systemupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 11:10:00

For Shona Holmes, simple pleasures such as playing with her dog or walking in her plush garden are a gift.

Canadian couldn't waitupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 11:10:00

Canadian woman explains why she had to seek treatment in the U.S.rather than waiting in Canada.

CDC: U.S. may need 600 million swine flu vaccine dosesupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 13:44:00

Questions abound about how to best inoculate the world against swine flu as health officials plan for a campaign that could dwarf any previous flu vaccination effort.

Democrats mount grass-roots effort for health care reformupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 17:23:00

As Democrats on Capitol Hill move toward revealing landmark bills to drastically reform the nation's health care system, the White House and the Democratic National Committee are increasing efforts to rally public support.

Report: Next flu could strain health care systemupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 20:31:00

A report released Thursday commended the government for developing plans and stockpiling antivirals after the avian flu scare but warned that gaps still exist and that the health system may not be prepared in a more severe outbreak.

Obama: Cut health care costsupdated: Mon May 11 2009 14:50:00

President Obama announces a collaboration with the health care community to drive down health care costs.

Businesses sign on to health care reform, Obama saysupdated: Mon May 11 2009 14:50:00

President Obama said Monday that he has secured the commitment of several key industry groups to do their part to rein in the growth of health care costs.

Washington state death blamed on swine fluupdated: Sat May 09 2009 23:17:00

A man who already had heart problems died last week from what appeared to be complications from swine flu, health officials in Washington state said Saturday.

Confirmed cases of H1N1 virus approach 1,000updated: Mon May 04 2009 04:12:00

The World Health Organization cautioned that the swine flu outbreak could gain momentum in the months ahead, despite claims by the health secretary of Mexico -- the epicenter of the outbreak -- that the virus "is in its declining phase."

Toddler dies as swine flu cases mountupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 05:07:00

A two-year-old child became the first person to die of swine flu outside of Mexico Wednesday, as numbers of suspected and confirmed cases continued to rise around the globe.

How countries are trying to prevent swine flu outbreakupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 23:30:00

As the number of suspected and confirmed swine flu cases continued to rise around the world, health officials announced new measures to contain the outbreak.

Regular flu season precautions advised in current outbreakupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 12:54:00

As reports of swine flu continue to rise in the United States and around the world, the average American is probably asking, "How should I protect myself?"

CDC: Swine flu viruses in U.S. and Mexico matchupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 00:37:00

U.S. health officials expressed concern Friday that a swine flu virus that has infected eight people in the United States matches samples of a virus that has killed at least 68 people in Mexico.

Swine flu cases increaseupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 00:37:00

The eighth case of swine flu has been discovered in San Diego. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart wants your rash and strep throatupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:55:00

Americans, frustrated by endless waits at the doctor's office, are sidestepping their family physician and taking their rashes, strep throat and pink eye to stores such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens instead.

Meningitis epidemic strikes Nigeria, Nigerupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 09:22:00

More than 200 people have died of meningitis in the past week alone in Niger and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

Livestock blamed for anthrax outbreakupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 07:06:00

Fifteen people have been diagnosed with cutaneous anthrax in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh over the past week, health officials said Friday.

India culls thousands of birds after flu outbreakupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 08:26:00

India has culled more than 4,000 birds in Sikkim since the outbreak of avian influenza in the remote northeastern state last week, federal authorities said Thursday.

Mexico: Cold has led to 31 deaths since Octoberupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 19:14:00

At least 31 Mexicans have died from causes relating to cold weather since early October, most of them from carbon monoxide poisoning, the government health ministry said Monday.

China records its fourth bird flu death this yearupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 05:16:00

A woman from China's far northwest has died from bird flu, health authorities said Saturday, making her the country's fourth fatality from the deadly avian influenza so far this year.

Bird flu scare hits northeast Indiaupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 09:11:00

India has culled more than 1,000 birds after discovering several cases of avian influenza among poultry in Sikkim, authorities said Thursday.

Minnesota case may offer clue to U.S. salmonella outbreakupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:27:00

Federal and state health officials said Monday that salmonella linked last week in Minnesota to King Nut peanut butter was caused by the same strain of bacteria responsible for an ongoing outbreak of 410 salmonella cases in 43 states.

Tainted milk deaths rise in Chinaupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 09:05:00

Six Chinese infants may have died from consuming melamine-tainted milk powder, twice the number previously reported by the government, the Ministry of Health said Monday.

FDA challenges in Chinaupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 09:05:00

The FDA faces challenges in China after a series of quality scandals. CNN's Emily Chang reports. Iraq: 650 Doctors Returned From Exileupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:00:00

Some 650 of the 8,000 Iraqi physicians who fled the country since 2003 due to violence have returned to their jobs in the past two months because of improved security

Dilemma over Romanian girl's abortion planupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 08:50:00

Romanian authorities plan to decide Friday whether to allow an 11-year-old girl to have an abortion after she was raped by her teenage uncle, the Romanian Ministry of Health said Thursday.

CNN Classroom Edition: Broken Gov't - Health Care: Critical Conditionupdated: Wed May 14 2008 20:31:00

Record the CNN Special Investigations Unit Classroom Edition: Broken Government: Health Care: Critical Condition when it airs commercial-free on Monday, May 19, 2008, from 4:00 -- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)

Brazil battles dengue feverupdated: Sat Apr 05 2008 21:00:00

CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports from Rio de Janeiro on an epidemic of dengue fever that has infected over 50,000 people.

Brazilian military joins battle against dengue epidemicupdated: Sat Apr 05 2008 21:00:00

Soldiers and firefighters have joined the fight against dengue, a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease that has infected at least 55,000 people in Brazil this year. Can Climate Change Make Us Sicker?updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 19:00:00

Climate change means more than warming at the poles. It can intensify disease and famine and endanger human health

Thousands hit by Brazil outbreak of dengueupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 22:14:00

More than 55,000 cases of dengue, a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease, have been reported in a southeastern Brazilian state in the past four months, authorities said Thursday.

Argentina begins yellow fever vaccinationsupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:42:00

Argentinians planning to travel to the northern part of the country, Brazil and Paraguay were lining up for vaccinations Tuesday, because of a yellow fever breakout that has killed at least 21 people in the region.

Argentina's Yellow Fever alertsupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:42:00

The Argentinian government is providing vaccines and warning travelers of Yellow Fever in high alert areas.

Romney looks to states to expand health care coverageupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 05:18:00

The nation's health care system should be overhauled through plans tailored to individual states, not through a federal government takeover, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday.

CNN's response to Michael Mooreupdated: Sun Jul 15 2007 22:26:00

In response to a letter Michael Moore wrote about CNN's reporting on his documentary "Sicko," a CNN spokesperson released the following statement: Graft Plagues Russian Health Careupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 18:55:00

Critics say corruption persists in Russian health care despite Russia's booming economy and its decision to spend billions to improve the health care system Nigeria Files Suit Against Pfizerupdated: Wed May 30 2007 17:50:00

Authorities in northern Nigeria have filed a $2 billion civil case and were preparing criminal charges against the U.S. drug company Pfizer

Bird flu reaches Azerbaijanupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 02:37:00

Health officials in Azerbaijan say the deadly H5N1 strain has been found in dead birds from the country's Caspian sea coast.

Japan confirms first mad cow caseupdated: Fri Feb 04 2005 03:14:00

A Japanese man who died in December is believed to be the first person in Japan to die of the human variant of mad cow disease, Japanese Health Ministry officials said.

Deadly gas explosion rocks Belgiumupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 07:58:00

At least 10 people were killed and 100 others injured when a leaking underground natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Belgium, officials said.

Kucinich a crowd-pleaser at Portland collegeupdated: Thu May 20 2004 08:12:00

The audience cheered on Monday as Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich strode through the crowd on his mission to the microphone to address students at Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus.

China admits first 2004 SARS deathupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 05:02:00

China's Ministry of Health has confirmed a woman who died last week in Anhui province had SARS -- the first death from the illness this year.

Remedies sought for Iraq's ailing health careupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 08:48:00

Even before the war began last year, Iraq's health system was in shambles. Doctors were isolated, resources were inadequate and patients went to hospitals to die. The war just made it worse.


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Fortune: HEALTH REFORM: LET'S DO IT RIGHT Look inside Clinton's plan, and you can find the elements of a sleek, market-based system -- buupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

) POLITICAL tides can sweep in with astonishing power. A previously apathetic public suddenly demands action. Sensing opportunity, leaders reach for arcane remedies understood by a handful of exper...

Fortune: THE COMING HEALTH CARE SHAKEOUT No matter what the Clintons do, this mammoth industry -- even bigger than you think -- is in forupdated: Mon May 17 1993 00:01:00

LARGELY overlooked in the political debate over how to reform America's health care system is just how huge the effect of reform will be: The coming revolution in this business will have a far broa...

Money Magazine: Campus crime figures; employment agency rip-offs; short-term health policies; the year's best books WHEN IT PAYS TO PURCHASE SHOupdated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

With medical costs ballooning out of control, people who suddenly find themselves without health insurance are turning to short-term health policies. The 80 insurers offering these stopgap plans, w...

Fortune: FIXING THE ECONOMY THE RIGHT CURE FOR HEALTH CARE An aging population with nearly unlimited access to high-priced doctors and teupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

CAN ANYONE still doubt that the U.S. health care system is sick and desperately in need of a cure? Costs are so out of control that the nation's medical bill this year will run to more than $800 bi...

Fortune: HOW PUBLIC OPINION REALLY WORKS The public's thinking on issues progresses through seven predictable stages, the dean of Americaupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

SOMETIMES a truth is so simple and obvious that it eludes detection for years. So it is with public opinion. We have grown so accustomed to seeing public opinion quantified in polls (77% say they s...

Money Magazine: CAMPAIGN '92 Health careupdated: Wed Apr 01 1992 00:01:00

With more than 36 million Americans lacking health insurance and millions more struggling to pay medical bills that rose 45% on average over the past five years, health-care reform has become a maj...

Fortune: A CURE FOR WHAT AILS MEDICAL CARE Call it the American disease. The symptoms: unchecked health care spending and too many uninsuupdated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

How can America spend more per capita on health care than any country on earth, and still be the only developed nation that leaves about 15% of its population uninsured? How can U.S. companies cont...

Fortune: TAKING ON PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 America's CEOs aren't ready to nationalize health care -- yet. Their cure: Get employees to pay morupdated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

WHAT'S the biggest cost problem for American business between now and the year 2000? As you might guess, 63% of the chief executives recently polled by FORTUNE say that runaway medical bills are on...

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