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Smoking mothers may alter the DNA of their children

Pregnant women who smoke don't just harm the health of their baby-they may actually impair their child's DNA, according to new research.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Genetics, Research Triangle Park, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Influenza

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Cannabis Science Inc. Appoints US Assistant Surgeon General...

Cannabis Science Inc. Appoints Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. , US Assistant Surgeon General For A Second Term On The Scientific Advisory Board As Special Senior Advisor To The Company /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. , a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting is pleased to announce the ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

Experts address tap water questions after deadly GHS infections

Recent post-surgical infections and deaths at Greenville Memorial Hospital have left many people with questions, especially since the Greenville Health System pointed the finger of blame at tap water.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Life, Food, New York University, Nutrition

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times

U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade

HIV diagnosis rates for men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 increased 132% in the last decade Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33% over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WTOP-FM Washington

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Steuben Courier

The Truth About Corey Stoll's Wig and Other Fun Facts About FX's The Strain

Ever since FX's new vampire drama The Strain debuted, some fans have wondered why Corey Stoll - who plays Ephraim Goodweather, an epidemiologist tasked with uncovering the truth about the mysterious vampirism virus - is forced to wear a somewhat distracting wig.


Related Topix: Entertainment, The Strain, Television, Medicine

Aurora Advocate

State says Ohio measles outbreak could be at end

Columbus - Ohio's measles epidemic appears to be winding down, according to the Ohio Health Department, as cases of mumps, while slowing, continue to infect people.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Columbus, OH, Health, Mumps, Medicine

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: CDTR for week 29

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Guinea, Ghana, Africa, Costa Rica, Central America, Miami Dade County, FL, Palm Beach County, FL

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Second case of Chikungunya confirmed in Manatee County

According to Ron Cox, epidemiologist for DOH-Manatee, "the patient was hospitalized for the illness, but has since been discharged and is recovering."


Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Medicine

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

WJU receives $1.2M for a flu study project

Researchers at Wheeling Jesuit University will receive $1.2 million over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health to develop learning activities to teach high school students about biology using historic pandemic flu outbreaks as a model to engage young learners.


Related Topix: Wheeling Jesuit University, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Education Etc., Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Wheeling, WV

Washington Times

State confirms rabies in bat in southeast Alaska

The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales Island last Sunday trapped several Keen's myotis bats, one of which was acting more aggressively and seemed possibly sick.


Related Topix: Medicine

UB Reporter

Tonawanda Coke Study

UB researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.


Related Topix: Tonawanda, NY, Environmental Law, Pharmacology, Grand Island, NY

The News-Messenger

Ohio says measles outbreak could be at end

Ohio's measles epidemic appears to be winding down, according to the Ohio Health Department, as cases of mumps, while slowing, continue to infect people.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, Mumps, Medicine, Vaccinations

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Metro Health warns of Chikungunya virus

San Antonio Metro Health District officials are sending out a warning about the Chikungunya virus.


Related Topix: Medicine

JD Supra

Daubert Deja Vu

Plaintiff's expert is excluded for relying on a "novel" methodology to support opinion that antidepressant drug causes birth defects.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fracking 'buzzwords' stir controversy at Corbett's...

A Marcellus Shale drillling site on the Susquehanna River in Windham Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Wyoming County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicine, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Vasectomies Linked with Prostate Cancer Risk

Men who undergo a vasectomy may have an increased risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer, a new observational study suggests.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Crofs Blogs

ECDC: CDTR for week 28

This issue of the weekly ECDC threat report covers the period from 6 to 12 July 2014 and includes updates on: During the past week, no human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the European Union or its neighbouring countries.


Related Topix: Medicine, West Nile Virus, Health