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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


Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Clifton's Class of 2014 'top 10' reminisce, look ahead

How do you get an aspiring CEO, physical therapist, neurologist, epidemiologist, civil engineer, pharmacist, and recording engineer in the same room? It is a group of elite students who are all familiar with each other, sharing honors and AP classes along with various clubs and extra curricular activities.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Neurology

Scientific Blogging

Epigenetics: Inherited 'Memory' Of Environment Is Overhyped

In recent years, biology has been thrown around like a football. Activists in numerous areas invoke it - those against food science say scientists are tinkerers with no expertise while those against pesticides claim that the biology clearly shows what your grandparents ate made you obese.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Homeopathy, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Mice


60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC

About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it's available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Control Group, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Life, Food, Nutrition, Healthcare Law, Law

Infection Control Today

Success in Controlling Outbreaks in an ICU Using CDC Toolkit Interventions

Infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are on the rise globally.


Related Topix: Medicine


Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?

A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hospital Administration, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Healthcare Industry, Weather

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Warning! New Illnesses On the Horizon

The state epidemiologist warning they're monitoring two mosquito-borne illnesses that could be "worse than West Nile Virus".


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, West Nile Virus

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Diabetes Paradox

Not only is diabetes a complicated disease, it is a confusing disease as well. This week I read a series of conflicting epidemiology research reports, where on one hand the studies report that diabetes-related complications have declined.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health

Mon Jul 07, 2014

West Virginia Metro

CDC study results similar to other reviews following water emergency

The federal Centers for Disease Control released the results of the CASPER report Monday in connection with the Jan. 9 chemical spill and water emergency that impacted parts of nine West Virginia counties.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charleston, WV, Medicine

Best of New Orleans

Baby Bonding

Drs. Stacy Drury , a child psychiatrist, and Katherine Theall, a social epidemiologist at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, lead a study about the effects maternal bonding has on children.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, New Orleans, LA

Mother Jones

Epidemiologists explain how human activity helps spread the deadly virus in West Africa.

In a relentless sweep across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the largest outbreak of Ebola, a virus that causes to dramatic internal bleeding and often a hasty death, has now claimed 467 lives, from 759 infections, since February this year, according to the World Health Organization .


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, World News, Africa, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 06, 2014

NM leads nation in alcohol-related deaths

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that New Mexico experienced more deaths per capita that were attributable to alcohol.


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Medicine

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Business Wire

Research and Markets: EpiCast Report: Graft-Versus-Host Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023

Graft-versus-host disease is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that occurs when the donated cells are rejected and attack the host's cells as foreign.


Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Thu Jul 03, 2014


Cases of Waterborne Illnesses More than Double in Bell County

Bell County is reporting a large spike in Shigelloses cases compared to previous years.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food Science, Temple, TX

Caribbean News Now!

Guyana confirms 12 more cases of chikungunya

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran on Tuesday disclosed that there are 12 more confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya in Guyana.


Related Topix: World News, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Central America, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


One in 25 Reports Falling Asleep at the Wheel: CDC Report

In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Asleep at the Wheel, Country, Sleep, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry


Cheap test slashes time taken to diagnose TB

Sputum samples containing tuberculosis bacteria fluoresce in the presence of CDG-3, the basis for a rapid test under development.


Related Topix: Startups, Medicine, Stanford University, Infectious Diseases, Temple, TX