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9 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Tomato-Rich Diet Linked To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Epidemiologists have correlated eating over 10 portions per week of tomatoes with an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Tomato, Life, Nutrition

14 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Canada to pull scientists fighting Ebola from Sierra Leone

The Canadian government is evacuating three scientists from Sierra Leone, where their role diagnosing blood samples was crucial to the operation of one of the world's biggest Ebola treatment centres.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Medicine

17 hrs ago | ABC News

UN Doctor With Ebola in Germany for Treatment

Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Capital Weekly

Tick-Borne Illness Talk

Megan Kelley, the local field epidemiologist for the Maine Centers for Disease Control, will discuss tick-borne illnesses at Rockport Public Library.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Maine, Lyme Disease, Health

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: CDTR, week 34

ECDC has published Monitoring current threats, week 34/2014: ECDC Communicable Disease Threat Report .

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Related Topix: Medicine

Hispanic Business

New Social Media Surveillance Tool Vital to Public Health Preparedness, Researchers Say

Virginia Tech issued the following news release: A new social media surveillance tool may be the key to helping public health officials prepare for health epidemics or public crises like gun violence.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Science, Computer Science

Medical News

Risk factors for heart disease are higher in Saxony-Anhalt

A lack of education, an unhealthy diet , and unemployment go straight to the heart - quite literally, because all three range among the risks that cause ischemic heart disease or contribute to its development.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Somerset County Gazette

Farmer volunteers sought for nationwide dung sampling

Scientists from Scotland's Rural College are inviting farmers' help for a GB wide dung sample survey investigating the prevalence of E. coli O157 infection amongst cattle destined for the food chain.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Food Science, Medicine

Bioscience Technology

Exercise Can Impact Breast Cancer Risk

But, the study also found that breast cancer risk drops surprisingly rapidly after exercise starts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Crofs Blogs

Branswell: Meagre pay, tough conditions: Health-care workers needed for Ebola response

The need for international health-care workers to help in the response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak is enormous and pressing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Look Forward

It would be easy for West Virginia officials criticized for their handling of the January chemical spill in Charleston to point fingers back at their federal detractors.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Iol.co.za

UN health worker infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization on Sunday announced the first Ebola infection among its experts, describing the infected person as an epidemiologist who had been deployed to Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Odds of infant death higher in remote villages

Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reuters

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, UC San Francisco

BBC News

Salmonella 'from single egg source'

The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

Dr. John S. Sampalis nominated as finalist in the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award

Dr. John S. Sampalis is founder and CEO of JSS Medical Research and one of the world's leading clinical epidemiologists.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi confirms 2 turberculosis cases at Tupelo casinos

The Mississippi State Department of Health, in a news release Thursday, said the two cases involve at least one employee at each casino.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Nigeria: Five inconvenient truths

Via Nigeria Health Watch, an excellent post by epidemiologist Chikwe Ihekweazu: Five inconvenient Truths that the Ebola Outbreak has revealed .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Wed Aug 20, 2014

University at Buffalo

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services produces multimedia program on work of UB epidemiologist

Youfa Wang, an expert in childhood obesity prevention, is the subject matter expert in a video produced by the USDHHS's Agency for the Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Buffalo, NY, SUNY Buffalo

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Wisconsin reports first human West Nile virus case this year

According to a press release by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 20 dead birds also tested positive for the disease throughout the state.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Medicine, Ashland County, WI

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