For the Third Time, W.H.O Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency
June 17, 2019
For the third time, the World Health Organization declined on Friday to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency, though the outbreak spread this week into Uganda and ranks as the second deadliest in history.
Ebola Outbreak Enters 'Truly Frightening Phase' as it Turns Deadly in Uganda
June 12, 2019
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5 year old boy who had the virus.
Fighting Drug Addiction in CNY: Tackling a Growing Epidemic
June 10, 2019
The rampant opioid epidemic is a very complex problem that has been on the rise in Central New York and across the country. Professionals on all levels are doing their part to fight it and to find a way to decrease its use and the problem that arise from it.
An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus
May 30, 2019
African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozen of people in Asia.
Half of H.I.V Patients are Women. Most Research Subjects are Men.
May 29, 2019
Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientist are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater then ever.
Dealing with Parkinson's Disease
April 4, 2019
TALKING THE SCIENCE BEHIND PARKINSON'S DISEASE: Frank Middleton, PhD, director of the SUNY Molecular Analysis Core, speaks with Laura Hand and Andy Wolf of CNY Central April 1, for a special report on Parkinson's disease. Middleton joined experts form the Office of the Aging and local Parkinson's support group in the CNY Central studio to answer viewer questions on the disease and to discuss the groundbreaking research work led by Middleton.
Cholera is Spreading in Mozambique, and It's Far From the Only Health Threat
April 3, 2019
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say.
Why New York Has Not Contained the Largest and Longest Measles Outbreak in Decades
April 2, 2019
To contain a measles outbreak, a newly infected person has to work in tandem with the state and local health authorities, providing information on when their symptoms began and whom they may have exposed during the nine days they are contagious.
First Living HIV-positive Donor Provides Kidney for Transplant in Medical Breakthrough
April 1, 2019
Surgeons at John Hopkins Hospital have transplanted a kidney from a living HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient, a medical breakthrough they hope will expand the pool of available organs and help change perceptions of HIV.
New York County takes 'Extremely Unusual' Step to Ban Unvaccinated Minors from Public Places Amid Measles Outbreak
March 28, 2019
Unvaccinated people under the age of 18 are banned from public places in Rockland County, New York, as of midnight Wednesday, according to John Lyon, director of strategic communications for County Executive Ed Day.