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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.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Steuben Courier

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.


Related Topix: Entertainment, The Strain, Television, Medicine

Aurora Advocate

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.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Columbus, OH, Health, Mumps, Medicine

Crofs Blogs

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Guinea, Ghana, Africa, Costa Rica, Central America, Miami Dade County, FL, Palm Beach County, FL

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."


Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Medicine

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.


Related Topix: Wheeling Jesuit University, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Education Etc., Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Wheeling, WV

Washington Times

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

UB Reporter

Tonawanda Coke Study

UB researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.


Related Topix: Tonawanda, NY, Environmental Law, Pharmacology, Grand Island, NY

The News-Messenger

Ohio says measles outbreak could be at end

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.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, Mumps, Medicine, Vaccinations

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Metro Health warns of Chikungunya virus

San Antonio Metro Health District officials are sending out a warning about the Chikungunya virus.


Related Topix: Medicine

JD Supra

Daubert Deja Vu

Plaintiff's expert is excluded for relying on a "novel" methodology to support opinion that antidepressant drug causes birth defects.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fracking 'buzzwords' stir controversy at Corbett's...

A Marcellus Shale drillling site on the Susquehanna River in Windham Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Wyoming County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicine, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Vasectomies Linked with Prostate Cancer Risk

Men who undergo a vasectomy may have an increased risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer, a new observational study suggests.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: CDTR for week 28

This issue of the weekly ECDC threat report covers the period from 6 to 12 July 2014 and includes updates on: During the past week, no human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the European Union or its neighbouring countries.


Related Topix: Medicine, West Nile Virus, Health


The Strain: The 6 Most Horrifying Things From the Series Premiere

FX premiered The Strain this week, its terrifying new show from creator Guillermo del Toro, and one thing is certain: it is not for the faint of heart.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vampire News, Entertainment

Free Republic

Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del...

The infected have worms writhing under their skin and vicious stingers waiting to shoot out of their mouths at the slightest whiff of hemoglobin.


Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Medicine, Corey Stoll

International Business Times

Guillermo del Toro's The Strain Series Projected to Showcase a Different Take on Vampires

The goriest vampires are set to conquer television screens with the new FX series "The Strain," based on the best-selling Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire trilogy, directed and executive produced by del Toro, himself, alongside one of "Lost" creators Carlton Cuse.


Related Topix: The Strain, Entertainment, Television, Vampire News, True Blood, Medicine

Sat Jul 12, 2014

CBS Local

Mosquito-Borne Virus Reported In South Carolina

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control says the Chikungunya virus was diagnosed in an Upstate resident who recently returned from a trip to Haiti.


Related Topix: South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Medicine

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Maximum likelihood, profile likelihood, and penalized likelihood: a primer.

The method of maximum likelihood is widely used in epidemiology, yet many epidemiologists receive little or no education in the conceptual underpinnings of the approach.


Related Topix: Medicine

Officials confirm Oklahoma's first West Nile virus case of the year

The year's first case of West Nile virus in Oklahoma was confirmed Thursday, leading health officials to ask residents to take precautions against mosquitoes when spending time outdoors.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Medicine