7 min ago
New York Magazine
science of usSuperstitions Are Helping Ebola SpreadAn epidemiologist...
It's hard not to get a little jittery about a virus as menacing as Ebola, which is currently ravaging West Africa in the largest outbreak ever recorded .
2 hrs ago
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
Now experts want to see whether barbershops might also be the spot to tackle an often overlooked health concern: high blood pressure among black men.
11 hrs ago
Our own worst enemies
A new study has come to exemplify the cliche notion that Greeks find it easier to excel abroad, where they fare much better than they do at home.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dads' exposure to solvents linked to childhood brain tumours
Occupational exposure to chemicals by parents may affect children even before they are conceived, the study has found Brain tumours in children could have as much to do with the father's occupational exposure to solvents as they have to do with the mother's, a new Australian study has found.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ebola spreading across West Africa
Anne Rimoin, Professor of Epidemiology from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health discusses the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Tarrant County still on the lookout for measles cases
While no new measles cases have been reported since a Northeast Tarrant County resident became infected last week after attending a softball tournament in Kansas, officials still believe there will be more.
Global Warming To Boost Risk Of Kidney Stones
Current U.S. 'stone-belt' or high-risk kidney stone area in yellow. Computer model predicts expansion of stone-belt over time in orange and in red .
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Smoking mothers may alter the DNA of their children
Pregnant women who smoke don't just harm the health of their baby-they may actually impair their child's DNA, according to new research.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season
After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Cannabis Science Inc. Appoints US Assistant Surgeon General...
Cannabis Science Inc. Appoints Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. , US Assistant Surgeon General For A Second Term On The Scientific Advisory Board As Special Senior Advisor To The Company /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. , a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting is pleased to announce the ... (more)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Experts address tap water questions after deadly GHS infections
Recent post-surgical infections and deaths at Greenville Memorial Hospital have left many people with questions, especially since the Greenville Health System pointed the finger of blame at tap water.
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times
U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade
HIV diagnosis rates for men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 increased 132% in the last decade Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33% over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials.
Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe
A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Truth About Corey Stoll's Wig and Other Fun Facts About FX's The Strain
Ever since FX's new vampire drama The Strain debuted, some fans have wondered why Corey Stoll - who plays Ephraim Goodweather, an epidemiologist tasked with uncovering the truth about the mysterious vampirism virus - is forced to wear a somewhat distracting wig.
State says Ohio measles outbreak could be at end
Columbus - Ohio's measles epidemic appears to be winding down, according to the Ohio Health Department, as cases of mumps, while slowing, continue to infect people.
ECDC: CDTR for week 29
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Second case of Chikungunya confirmed in Manatee County
According to Ron Cox, epidemiologist for DOH-Manatee, "the patient was hospitalized for the illness, but has since been discharged and is recovering."
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Weirton Daily Times
WJU receives $1.2M for a flu study project
Researchers at Wheeling Jesuit University will receive $1.2 million over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health to develop learning activities to teach high school students about biology using historic pandemic flu outbreaks as a model to engage young learners.
State confirms rabies in bat in southeast Alaska
The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales Island last Sunday trapped several Keen's myotis bats, one of which was acting more aggressively and seemed possibly sick.