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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 .


Related Topix: Medicine

2 hrs ago | HON

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, African-American, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi State, MS

11 hrs ago | EKathimerini

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Stanford University, Startups

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases

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.


Related Topix: Tarrant County, TX, Medicine, Denton County, TX


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 .


Related Topix: Medicine, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Urology, US News, Liberal Political News

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.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Genetics, Research Triangle Park, NC

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Influenza

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)


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Life, Food, New York University, Nutrition

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.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WTOP-FM Washington

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