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  • Experimental vaccine for chikungunya passes first test

    Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

  • 'Astonishing progress' made on heart disease, doctors say

    The rates of hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. have declined dramatically in the past two decades, a new study has found.

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa tops 1,200

    The latest figures from the World Health Organization showed that more than 80 people died of the illness between Aug. 14 and 16.

  • Fracking could threaten air quality, workers’ health, latest report says

    Maryland’s latest report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and workers in a region that is ecologically pristine.

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