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2 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Concerns grow about mosquito-carried virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of people infected in the United States has nearly quadrupled, with two cases already reported in Kansas.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Vaccine myths and truths

Measles is making a comeback, with a 20-year high in reported infections, due mostly to folks who are opting out of the vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen.

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Related Topix: US News, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

Canada.com

No big deal: CDC discovers vials of smallpox in a forgotten cardboard box in an old storage room

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research centre near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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

12NewsNow.Com

Think twice before you skip the stirrups: Why I will still get a pelvic exam

Ladies: I know you've heard the news that some doctors think you should just say no to your annual pelvic exam.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ovarian Cancer

WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Kids still getting too much 'screen time'

U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Teenagers

WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine CDC warns of new mosquito disease

A WARNING FROM MAINE'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT A NEW MOSQUITO- BORNE ILLNESS... AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO FIND IT.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, Health, West Nile Virus

Coast Reporter

Ebola outbreak not right for testing experimental vaccines, drugs: experts

A transmission electron micrograph shows the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Patch.com

Alcohol Abuse Responsible for 10 Percent of Adult Deaths

By Brian Slupski Excessive alcohol is a leading cause of death among working-age adults, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

WLNS-TV Lansing

Trial For Ex-Teacher Accused Of Sex With Girl, 13

On Thursday an Ingham County judge allowed the state to temporarily close "Tina's Tiny Tots" through today's hearing.

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

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus for 2014 found in Livingston Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports their first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014 in Louisiana have been found in Livingston Parish.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Louisiana Government, Louisiana

TheBlaze.com

Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Virus Found in Unsecured Gov't...

Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

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Freshnews

Waismann Method: CDC says in the U.S., prescription painkillers kill nearly two people every hour

LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waismann Method, a leading provider of Rapid Detox and medical opiate detoxification center, has issued the following statement on a new CDC report: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says American physicians write 259 million prescriptions for opioid or narcotic painkillers ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Lyme disease and pregnancy loss

Summer's pleasures include hiking, biking and barbecues in the great outdoors. Like all enjoyable hot weather activities , from camping to simple strolls in wooded areas, these enjoyable pastimes carry with them the potential for tick bites and Lyme disease , particularly in certain states.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Weather, tick

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bradenton.com

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

That's twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Spain, World News,

WeHoNews.com

WeHo's young women warned: STD's up for you, too

For all the talk about gay men's health in West Hollywood, little is said or written about the city's newest burgeoning population - young professional women - and their public health needs.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Los Angeles, CA, HIV/AIDS, Health

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.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Medicine, Epidemiology

FoodNavigator

Chia and psyllium: Sterilization and adulteration show importance of choosing suppliers carefully

Recent pathogen outbreaks in raw chia powder and concerns over whether some psyllium is actually food grade highlight the ongoing importance of selecting suppliers wisely, says the CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

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ClickOnDetroit

CDC warns of lake-related illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning there are several illnesses you can get from swimming in contaminated lakes and ponds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Weather, E. Coli, Health

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