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1 hr ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Adults may be wise to get mumps shot

If you're a child of the 1960s, '70s or '80s, there's a decent chance you aren't fully immunized against mumps, and unless your mom and dad kept meticulous records, it probably makes sense to think about a shot, health officials say.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Vaccinations, Ohio State University, Medicine, Pediatrics

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

MRSA in homes: Study shows MRSA common in homes, how can you protect yourself?

MRSA in homes is on the increase. Staphylococcus aureus , more commonly known by its acronym MRSA, is an antibiotic resistant bacterial infection , which up until now was generally thought to be restricted to confined places like hospitals, locker rooms and nursing homes.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Columbia University, Medicine

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Journal and Courier

If someone's watching, kids more likely to wash handsIf someone's...

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kenya, World News

NorCalBlogs

Dana Nuccitelli's lie of omission in the Guardian

But, wait, "Skeptical Science" tank driver Dana Nuccitelli has an op-ed today in Guardian where he claims the IPCC uses only a select range of measures: the 0.2-2% is expressed in "annual global economic losses", while the other is expressed "as a slightly slowed global consumption growth."

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Related Topix: Medicine

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Mono spikes in Sussex County

SEAFORD , Del., - Many kids on Delmarva are on spring break this week, and they could have brought home more than just homework.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Aurora BayCare caregiver tests positive for mumps infection.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center confirms that one of its caregivers in Green Bay has tested positive for the contagious mumps disease.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Green Bay, WI, Medicine, Brown County, WI

USA Today

Next stop for Chikungunya virus: The U.S.?

One of two kinds of mosquito known to spread the virus can be found as far north as New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Newser, Medicine

CNN

Opinion: The antibiotics that could kill you

Editor's note: Dr. Martin J. Blaser is the Singer Professor of Medicine and director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University.

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Related Topix: New York University, Medicine, Opinion

Infection Control Today

Emerging Technologies Redefine Infectious Disease Diagnostics

The diagnostics market for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis , human immunodeficiency virus , hepatitis C virus and human papilloma virus is expanding, giving rise to commercial opportunities especially in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Palm City, FL

KAUZ

Language problems common for kids with ADHD

You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Family, Kids, Emergency Medicine

Freshnews

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces New Drug Application Submission to...

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field, today announced that AbbVie, Enanta's collaboration partner for ABT-450, has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for an ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Hepatitis, Health, Norvir, Ritonavir (generic)

KRNV-TV Reno

Nevada scientists' rapid diagnostic tests could save lives across the globe

Imagine being sick and knowing the disease could kill you before you're even diagnosed.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Immunology, Medicine

National Public Radio

Sharp Rise In MERS Cases May Mean The Virus Is Evolving

A medical worker stands outside the emergency room of King Fahd Hospital, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 9. Authorities closed the ER department after two health workers at the hospital caught the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Minnesota

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Health district offers no-cost immunizations for uninsured children

With hundreds of thousands of residents living in Clark County and millions of tourists visiting each year, the Southern Nevada Health District works hard to track and treat infectious diseases.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Clark County, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Medicine, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Examiner.com

Adovcate Cathy Davis Joins the Fight to increase Lyme Disease Awareness

With over 300k cases reported each year, Lyme Disease is becoming the fastest growing infectious disease in the country.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical Daily

Curing The Ebola Virus: New Drug Found To Be Effective In Rodents And Monkeys

A team of researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits infection of filoviruses in human cells and has been effective when used as a drug in rodents and monkeys.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Medicine, Genetics

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Extroverts happier regardless of culture

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palm City, FL

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

If kids think someone's watching, they're more likely to wash their hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palm City, FL

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