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Want to Predict the Stock Market? Try Yahoo

Looking for a little inside info on the stock market? Try checking Yahoo. No, searching "Which stocks will go up?" won't work; we're talking about using search...

Haiti's Cholera Riots: A Plot to Stop the Elections?

Epidemics bring out irrational fears anywhere — but especially in Haiti, where people feel especially vulnerable after the massive earthquake that ravaged their...

A Pound of Prevention

The death toll from the Asian tsunami rose sharply last week when Indonesia's Health Ministry moved 50,000 of the people on its missing list to the fatalities...

Danger: Hot Spots Ahead

The dousing of the Southern California wildfires has hardly ended the risk to U.S. forests. Years of drought and insect epidemics have also left millions of dead...

Wong's World

Bliss it is not to be young in Hong Kong. Unemployment is at a record high, there are deadly epidemics at your doorstep, and worst of all, there's the nagging...

This Will Only Hurt for a Minute

It's back-to-school time, and because all states now require proof of student immunization, the anti-vaccine forces are again in full cry. Warnings about the...

Of Mosquitoes, Dead Birds and Epidemics

Tracey McNamara had never seen anything like it. In July, dead crows began turning up by the dozens at New York City's Bronx Zoo. By August, McNamara, the zoo's...

Medicine: PLAGUES OF THE PAST

Until such bold adventurers as Verrazano and Hudson penetrated its unpolluted waters, North America enjoyed extraordinary freedom from epidemics. In...

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Top 10 Terrible Epidemics

Cholera has broken out in the persistent rubble from Haiti's January earthquake, killing around 300 and infecting at least 3,300. With officials saying the...

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