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Haiti fears cholera will spread in the capital.

With the number of dead rising above 200, health officials battling a cholera outbreak in Haiti grew ever more pessimistic Saturday that the disease could be contained to a rural area and braced for a medical disaster in the capital.

Cholera catastrophe threatens Haiti.

Haiti was last night on the brink of a new humanitarian disaster after an outbreak of cholera swept the central part of the country, killing almost 200 people and infecting over 2,500 more.

Cholera outbreak creeps closer to Haiti's capital.

A spreading cholera outbreak in rural Haiti threatened to outpace aid groups as they stepped up efforts Saturday hoping to keep the disease from reaching the squalid camps of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince.

Miami doctors in Haiti race to fight cholera outbreak.

Doctors from the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine were the first to arrive in Haiti following a devastating January 12 earthquake. Now they and Project Medishare are racing to fight a cholera epidemic that threatens to become a severe crisis in the unsanitary conditions in central Haiti.

Cholera outbreak in quake-hit Haiti claims 200 lives with 2,000 more ill... and it will get worse.

The first cases of cholera have been detected in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the epidemic spreading in the region will get worse, according to health experts.

Barataria residents protest 'toxic' body shop.

A young child fainted at a press conference held by residents of Barataria and MP for Barataria/San Juan Dr. Fuad Khan about the hazardous fumes emanating from a nearby auto body shop and the health complications stemming from exposure to the chemical.

'Catastrophe' looms as cholera nears Haiti capital; 220 dead.

More than a dozen people have died of cholera in central Haiti, adding to concerns that the deadly outbreak is edging closer to the densely populated capital, officials said Saturday. The sudden cholera epidemic has in recent days killed 220 people, mainly in northern Haiti.

Dr. Lynn Goldman wins Heinz Award.

Galveston native Dr. Lynn Goldman, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, has been named a recipient of a Heinz Award for her work to protect people, particularly children, from toxic chemicals.

Old Stimson cooling pond coughs up logs, concrete, slowing cleanup of PCB soil.

Relics of the past have slowed progress on removing PCB-contaminated soil from the former Stimson Lumber Co. mill in Bonner.

Migrants unite for better trailer park living.

In the five years Pasquala Beaza has lived in a squalid trailer park for migrant farmworkers, she has endured the stench of sewage overflows, street flooding and blackouts. Now Beaza's husband and four other residents sued their landlords in state court, joining a growing minority of trailer dwellers fighting to improve conditions.

Gold rush brings wealth but kills 400 children in Nigeria.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Mon, 25/10/2010 - 01:00
Ibrahim Bello says extracting gold from the ground can earn him $23 (£15) in two hours – more than subsistence farmers hereabouts make in two months. But many are in denial about its devastating consequences.

Cholera reaches Haiti capital, 220 dead around country.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Mon, 25/10/2010 - 01:00
An epidemic of cholera that has ravaged northern and central Haiti killing 220 people has reached the country's densely populated capital, according to UN health officials.

Hurricanes may raise fetal distress risk.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Mon, 25/10/2010 - 01:00
Exposure to hurricanes while still in the womb may increase risk of fetal distress, which can cause long-range health problems after birth, new research reveals.

Chernobyl kids given hope in UK.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Mon, 25/10/2010 - 01:00
Children from Belarus, just miles from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor which spewed huge clouds of radioactive material over Europe when it exploded in 1986, have come to Britain on a trip which could save their lives.

Dr. Lynn Goldman wins Heinz Award.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Mon, 25/10/2010 - 01:00
Galveston native Dr. Lynn Goldman, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, has been named a recipient of a Heinz Award for her work to protect people, particularly children, from toxic chemicals.

Iraq city with soaring child cancer gets new hospital.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Sun, 24/10/2010 - 01:00
Iraq's first specialist cancer hospital for children could not have opened in a needier location – since 1993, Basra province has seen a sharp rise in the incidence of childhood cancer.

Dad's diet may give children diabetes.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Sun, 24/10/2010 - 01:00
A father's diet, not just his genes, can increase his offspring's risk of diabetes and other diseases, at least in rats.

Malaria deaths in India 10 times as many as thought.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Sun, 24/10/2010 - 01:00
Malaria has always been one of humanity's biggest killers, but it may be far bigger than we realised. An unprecedented survey of the disease suggests that it kills between 125,000 and 277,000 people per year in India alone. In contrast, the World Health Organization puts India's toll at just 16,000.

Deaths from cholera top 150 in Haiti.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Sun, 24/10/2010 - 01:00
International health officials rushed to contain a large outbreak of cholera in Haiti, concerned that the deadly disease could spread into camps that still house thousands of people displaced by a devastating earthquake 10 months ago.

Health department works to reduce childhood lead poisoning.

Childrens Health and the Environment - Sun, 24/10/2010 - 01:00
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 24 through 31: Learn how to eliminate hazards at home that can cause lead poisoning in children.
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