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11 min ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Shingles cases on the rise in Sacramento and nationwide despite vaccine

Sandy Fanning had walked past the signs advertising shingles vaccinations outside her neighborhood Rite Aid for months, but she wasn't concerned about getting shingles herself.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Sacramento, CA, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Journal Watch

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Invasive Group A Streptococcus...

An outbreak of invasive group A Streptococcus infection involved 13 medical spa clients undergoing liposuction and resulted in 1 death, according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine .


Related Topix: Medicine

P&T Community

Toddler - Functionally Cured' of HIV Now Has Detectable Disease, Researchers Find

The child known as the "Mississippi Baby" - an infant seemingly cured of human immunodeficiency virus infection whose case was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine last fall - now has detectable levels of HIV after more than 2 years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to a report from the National ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

Norwalk Reflector

CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

No member of the public nor any of the workers in the government laboratories were affected by the five incidents, according to Benjamin N. Haynes, senior press officer for the CDC's infectious disease team.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Botulism

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Child once thought "cured" of HIV tests positive

A young girl who made headlines around the world when she appeared to have been "cured" of HIV soon after birth has now tested positive for the AIDS virus.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Medicine

The Norman Transcript

Disease prevalent in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Infectious diseases once unknown in Oklahoma are now a threat to the health of its residents as maladies such as the West Nile virus, chikungunya virus and Heartland virus spread across the globe, according to state health ...


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, West Nile Virus

Detroit News

'Strain' TV show comes from novel, comics still in production

The fourth volume of Dark Horse's 'Strain' adaptation, containing the second part of the second book, arrived July 2. Mainly because the Strain, an infectious disease that spreads vampirism, has already appeared in novels and comics, and will launch as a TV series on FX Sunday.


Related Topix: Medicine, The Strain, Entertainment, Television, Pacific Rim, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTVG-TV Toledo

"Gay Blood Drive" calls for change to FDA rules

Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Cambridge Evening News

Cambridge gets major new funding to fight disease

With worries about the looming threat of antibiotics that no longer work, the Government is putting millions of pounds into a Cambridge project.


Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Charitable Organizations, Wellcome Trust

Fri Jul 11, 2014

BBC News

US labs 'mishandled deadly germs'

US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The New Zealand Herald

Chickenpox: The parties to avoid

Scott and Michelle Bibby with Isla, 7, , Devon, 4, and Eden, 8. When Isla was 2 she suffered severe complications from chickenpox.


Related Topix: Chickenpox, Health, Medicine, Vaccinations

Denver Post

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bird Flu, Health

Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Medicine


Infectious diseases kill 1,397 in China in June

A total of 1,397 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in June, statistics of the National Health and Family Planning Commission showed on Friday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholera, Health

The Age

Lancet study finds alarming global rise in use of antibiotics

Antibiotic use has risen by 36 per cent worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, according to a new study.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


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, Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

WNOE-FM New Orleans

Vitter Wants Answers About Border-Crossing Children

Senator David Vitter has sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security demanding answers to 10 questions about the administration's handling of the "humanitarian crisis" involving the tens of thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the border into the U.S. Among his questions are whether the administration plans to relocate any of ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Medicine

Dog dies from rare plague, dog's owner fights disease as well

On Wednesday, health officials confirmed that a Colorado resident has been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, and the man's dog already died from the rare disease, reported Fox News.


Related Topix: Medicine

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

In this undated file image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005 Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

St. Cloud Times

HIV infection returns in Mississippi girl thought cured

A girl born with HIV, and apparently cured with medication, now shows detectable levels of the virus, after more than two years of taking therapy.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine