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Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization

Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally. “Algeria has shown the rest of Africa…MORE

Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center

A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness. Medical staff at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen on Tuesday identified “a large number” of people in custody that have shown high fevers and signs of the flu, Rod…MORE

Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children’s hospital because of mold. Aspergillus mold was detected by air tests last week in operating rooms and equipment storage rooms at the main campus of Seattle Children’s Hospital, according to a statement from the hospital. “Though we believe the risk to our patients is…MORE

Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults

As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics examined death certificates filed across the country from 1999 to 2017…MORE

Black women start a walking movement to battle the obesity epidemic

Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined. Our national health crisis has been especially dire for African-American women. Nearly half have heart disease and 40% have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Their risk of stroke is almost twice that of white women, reports the CDC. They…MORE