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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.
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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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daubert Deja Vu
Plaintiff's expert is excluded for relying on a "novel" methodology to support opinion that antidepressant drug causes birth defects.
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.
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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
The Strain: The 6 Most Horrifying Things From the Series Premiere
FX premiered The Strain this week, its terrifying new show from creator Guillermo del Toro, and one thing is certain: it is not for the faint of heart.
Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del...
The infected have worms writhing under their skin and vicious stingers waiting to shoot out of their mouths at the slightest whiff of hemoglobin.
International Business Times
Guillermo del Toro's The Strain Series Projected to Showcase a Different Take on Vampires
The goriest vampires are set to conquer television screens with the new FX series "The Strain," based on the best-selling Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire trilogy, directed and executive produced by del Toro, himself, alongside one of "Lost" creators Carlton Cuse.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Mosquito-Borne Virus Reported In South Carolina
The state Department of Health and Environmental Control says the Chikungunya virus was diagnosed in an Upstate resident who recently returned from a trip to Haiti.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Maximum likelihood, profile likelihood, and penalized likelihood: a primer.
The method of maximum likelihood is widely used in epidemiology, yet many epidemiologists receive little or no education in the conceptual underpinnings of the approach.