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First confirmed case of chikungunya in US

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:21

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the US has been confirmed in a person in Florida.

US to invest $11 million to curb HIV

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:14

The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported Wednesday.

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:31

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said today.

HIV re-emerges in `Mississippi baby`

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:14

Dashing the hopes of the scientists that doctors may have found a way to cure young children of HIV, a baby girl thought to have been cured of the dreaded virus, has now been detected with the return of the it in her blood.

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:30

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

US governor signs legislation to combat heroin epidemic

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:04

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation to combat the growing heroin epidemic across the state, a media report said Tuesday.

First MERS case confirmed in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 17:35

Bangladesh has confirmed the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) after a man returned from the US via Abu Dhabi was found afflicted with it.

Sex, smoking among US teenagers on decline: Survey

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:49

Here`s good news for American parents. A youth survey by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that lesser numbers of high school students are reporting sexual intercourse, smoking or fighting episodes compared to earlier findings.

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