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30 min ago | Salon

Here comes chikungunya: The painful, mosquito-borne virus is continuing its assault on the U.S.

It's been a bad week for New York and New Jersey, so far as painful, mosquito-borne diseases go.

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4 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Is your HPV-unvaccinated teen 'unacceptable'? The CDC thinks so

The Centers for Disease Control says that the low use of the teen HPV vaccine is "unacceptable."

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Health Insurance, Medicine

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Detroit News

Michigan prisoners may get $1K-per-pill hepatitis C care

A new hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 a pill will soon be given to some Michigan prison inmates.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Medical Daily

Ways To Die: CDC Says The Rarest Way To Die Is Less Likely Than Getting Struck By Lightning

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , getting struck by lightning actually isn't the rarest way to die.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

Business Journal

Leidos wins CDC contract to support infection prevention efforts

Leidos Holdings Inc. has scored a contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network, according to Washington Technology.

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

The Baltimore Sun

There is something rarer than being killed by lightning, CDC says

The lightning strikes that killed one person and injured at least seven others at Southern California's Venice Beach this week were freak events.

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Related Topix: Weather, Family, Kids

HON

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Medicare

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria,

Fox News

Get healthy for cheap

Do you think it's too expensive to be healthy? It may seem that way, with all the gadgets, supplements and diets on the market designed to make you healthier.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine

ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Cholera, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

USA Today

Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.

Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics , a division of the CDC.

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Related Topix: Weather

Examiner.com

Clinicians not recommending HPV vaccines enough to satisfy the CDC

The MPR Daily Dose website had an article on Sunday, July 27, 2014 titled Clinicians Not Recommending HPV Vaccine Enough to Parents .

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Genital Warts

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society, Food and Drug Administration, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Click Orlando

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id , aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

Live Science

A Common Link Among Female Criminals: Brain Injury

Nearly 40 percent of women in prison in Ontario, Canada, have suffered a traumatic brain injury , according to a study published this month in the Journal of Correctional Health Care.

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Related Topix: Prison

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Health workers put at risk in midst of Ebola outbreak

Red Cross workers carry the body of Marie Conde, 14, who died of Ebola, through the bush in Koundony, Guinea, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sierra Leone, Africa

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NewsOne

Hepatitis C: 5 Facts Every African American Needs To Know

According to the CDC , hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, African-American, Liver Cancer

WISN-TV

Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nigeria,

The Daily Beast

CDC Calls Ebola Outbreak - Forest Fire'By Abby Haglage

As the worst outbreak of the virus ever recorded spreads rapidly through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains what's feeding the flames.

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