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  1. Needle exchange reduces rate of infectious diseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Columbian

    In 12 months, Clark County Public Health's needle exchange program has collected 1.2 million dirty syringes and handed out nearly 1 million clean needles to drug users. The program, health officials said, is keeping drug users' dirty needles off the streets and out of parks and driving down infectious disease rates in the community.

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  2. Viruses' Advantage of Surprise is LostRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | PR Newswire

    Gene Replikin Count Shown to Increase 1-2 Years in Advance of Outbreaks of Influenza , SARS, Mers-CoV, Foot and Mouth Disease, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Ebola, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya /PRNewswire/ -- The element of surprise has been a major advantage of viruses in emerging diseases, i.e., they strike without warning. Until now, epidemiologists had nothing to measure that might provide advance warning of a viral outbreak, resulting in suboptimal responses to both the H1N1 pandemic of 2009 and to Ebola currently.

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  3. Africa Nears Eradication of PolioRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Atlantic

    A rigorous vaccination campaign has nearly eliminated the crippling infectious disease from Nigeria and the continent at large, according to a new CDC report. One month after quelling its deadly Ebola outbreak, Nigeria stands poised to make another public-health triumph-the near-eradication of polio.

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  4. Youth survey reports success and challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Grant County Beat

    A trio of epidemiologists and officials presented Grant County's results of the Youth Risk and Resiliency survey given in 2013 to Middle and High School students. Both Silver and Cobre Consolidated Schools participate in the national survey to track healthy, and not-so-healthy, behaviors of students.

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  5. Uber Expanding Flu Prevention House Call PilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Health Data Management

    Top 10 Big Data Companies : Which Big Data companies generate the most revenues? Wikibon analyzed the market based on sales from Big Data hardware, software and related IT services. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.

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  6. US officials acknowledge - but downplay - debates in Liberia over how to beat back EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    U.S. officials acknowledged disagreements over co-ordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call with reporters, the officials said Thursday that disputes have erupted over matters like where to build new treatment centres and getting U.S. military helicopters to transport patients and blood samples from remote areas.

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    Nov 21, 2014 | Inside Costa Rica

    November 21st, 2014 LONDON-The head of the World Health Organization has admitted that there were problems with the organization's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but says history will be the ultimate judge of the results. A WHO memo leaked last month suggested that incompetent staff and a lack of information had hampered efforts to stop the disease from spreading.

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  8. Officials Downplay Debates Over Ebola Aid ResponseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Pharmaceutical Processing

    U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call with reporters, the officials said disputes have erupted over matters like where to build new treatment centers and getting U.S. military helicopters to transport patients and blood samples from remote areas.

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  9. First PersonTHE Government Really Does WorkRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | American Reporter

    Watching with an almost prurient fascination the tragic plunge of a sister institution - because the newspaper industry is cutting a path that the book industry will follow - I've noticed a subtle shift over the past few weeks from discussions of how to save newspapers to discussions of how to replace them. Today, as the leading paper in my own major city, the 131-year-old Boston Globe , faces its absolute, final deadline for a deal to avoid a shutdown, I decided to put forth here a small analysis of technical developments that could exploit the potential of the Internet to help us carry on where journalists have battled for us over the centuries.

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  10. NVISION Laser Eye Centers' Founder Dr. Tom Tooma Outlines the CDC ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | PRWeb

    "At NVISION, our goal is to provide a life-changing alternative to contact lenses and glasses," says Dr. Tom Tooma, Founder of NVISION Laser Eye Centers. A report released last week from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention linked poor contacts lens use and hygiene habits to hundreds of thousands of eye infections per year.

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  11. Fighting infectious diseasesRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Review

    Perhaps in part because of her excellent handling of the Ebola scare in Ohio, former state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio has been promoted. Gov. John Kasich has named her new medical director for the state Department of Health.

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  12. Dr. DiOrio promoted after Ohio Ebola scareRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Salem News

    P erhaps in part because of her excellent handling of the Ebola scare in Ohio, former state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio has been promoted. Gov. John Kasich has named her new medical director for the state Department of Health.

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  13. Research Scientist II (Epidemiologist) 209680Read the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Nature Neuroscience

    ... knowledge of statistical and mathematical software including Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in Epidemiology, Occupational Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Chemistry, Physiology, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Immunology, ...

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  14. VIDEO: Bradford consultant leads team of NHS volunteers fighting Ebola crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Thetelegraphand Argus

    Professor John Wright who is travelling to Sierra Leone with Doctors of the World to head up a team of doctors working on the Ebola crisis A BRADFORD consultant is leading the first NHS team of volunteers travelling to West Africa to help the fight the deadly Ebola virus. Professor John Wright has undergone nine days of intensive training at the Ministry of Defence's Army Medical Services Training Centre near York to prepare for the daunting mission.

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  15. Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In BetweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics. "The reality of the situation is that most adults who drink, they're drinking maybe a couple drinks during week and then typically drinking [larger] amounts on weekends," says Robert Brewer , an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and co-author of a new study published in Preventing Chronic Disease .

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  16. EU: many more health workers needed for EbolaRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Vallejo News

    Thousands more physicians, especially epidemiologists, and other health professionals are needed to halt and eradicate Ebola, European Union officials said Tuesday after returning from countries in West Africa hit by the deadly epidemic. "We need these people to provide treatment and also to locate Ebola victims, guide them toward clinics, train local personnel, perform contact tracing, implement awareness programs," Andriukaitis said.

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  17. Reprogramming 'support cells' into neurons could repair injured adult brainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Science Daily

    The cerebral cortex lacks the ability to replace neurons that die as a result of Alzheimer's, stroke, and other devastating diseases. A new study shows that a Sox2 protein, alone or in combination with another protein, Ascl1, can cause nonneuronal cells, called NG2 glia, to turn into neurons in the injured cerebral cortex of adult mice.

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  18. The American athletics track is still a man's worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Science Daily

    The limited coverage that American female athletes get in the media is one of many subtle forms of gender biases they have to cope with. The little exposure they do get often focuses more on their attire, or how attractive, sexy or ladylike they are than on their actual athletic prowess.

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  19. Identifying onset of local influenza outbreaks: New ToolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Science Daily

    Hospital epidemiologists and others responsible for public health decisions do not declare the start of flu season lightly. All the extra precautions cost time and money, so they do not want to declare flu season too early.

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  20. World Health Organization's Ebola Response Draws CriticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Voice of America

    The head of the World Health Organization has admitted that there were problems with the organization's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but says history will be the ultimate judge of the results. A WHO memo leaked last month suggested that incompetent staff and a lack of information had hampered efforts to stop the disease from spreading.

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