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1 hr ago | Health.com

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, Kenya, World News

5 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Space-Tested Fluid Flow Concept Advances...

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Medicine, Evanston, IL

9 hrs ago | NJ.com

Princeton Univ. students who received meningitis B vaccine are recruited for research study

PRINCETON -- Princeton University students who received a previously unapproved meningitis vaccine in response to a campus outbreak are being recruited to participate in a study of the vaccine's impact.

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Related Topix: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Drexel University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Sharp jump in SARS cases

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.

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Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News, Medicine

The Whitecourt Star

Province promotes message of immunization

Town of Whitecourt mayor Maryann Chichak and Alberta Health Services public health nurse Jean Day show off the official Whitecourt Proclamation of Immunization Week on April 26 to May 3. Barry Kerton That is the message Alberta Health Services wants to get out during Immunization Week, which will be held on the last week of April.

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Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, North America, World News, Vaccinations, Health, Mumps, Chickenpox

101.5-WQUT

NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

An outbreak of mumps among New Jersey college students has highlighted the "weak sister" in the MMR vaccine.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Vaccinations, Stevens Institute of Technology, Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Examiner.com

Pet owners beware, report shows increase in infectious diseases in dog and cats

On Tuesday, Banfield Pet HospitalA released its State of Pet Health a 2014 Report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lyme Disease, Health

R & D

Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Sandia, Medicine

The Daily Democrat

UC Davis to host annual global health day

UC Davis and the University of California Global Health Institute will host global health leaders from California and beyond on Saturday, April 26, during the fourth annual UC Global Health Day.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, California, Medicine, Linda, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, Genetics, Medicine

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Childhood diseases making a comeback

The mumps outbreak in Columbus at Ohio State University is now over 230 cases. The majority of which stems from students on campus.

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

NOLA.com

Death of 5 Children's Hospital patients all linked to contaminated linens

The deaths of five young patients exposed to a fungus at Children's Hospital between 2008 and 2009 have been linked to a single source: contaminated linen.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Malaria

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Trends in Infectious Disease Mortality Rates, Spain, 1980 - "2011

During the study period, 628,673 infectious disease-related deaths occurred, the annual change in the mortality rate was aS'1.6%, and the average infectious disease mortality rate was 48.5 deaths/100,000 population.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WBUR-AM Boston

Debate Continues On BU Biolab Research Into Deadly Diseases

Hundreds turned out at Boston City Hall Wednesday night to weigh in on a proposal to prohibit certain biosafety research in the city into deadly diseases.

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Related Topix: Boston University, Boston, MA, Medicine

WRDW-TV Augusta

12 OYS: What parents need to know about TB

"TB is a bacterial infection. It affects mainly lungs in the body," said Dr. Tarak Patel, an infectious diseases physician.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science, Industry and Business

Measles - new active ingredient may have a protective effect against local outbreaks?

A newly developed inhibitory substance against the measles virus may protect individuals already infected from the disease and prevent the spreading of the virus.

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Related Topix: Georgia State University, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Hispanic Business

World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence to Help Transform...

This landmark project, which will equip young Africans with new scientific and technical skills, will be financed through IDA* credits to the governments of grant to provide higher education, including short-term training, to students, faculty and civil servants through the 19 ACEs.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Free Republic

Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, Illegal Immigration, Medicine

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Medical article sheds light on child deaths at Uptown hospital

IS JUST NOW PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON WHAT HAPPENED... AND RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT "HOW" SUCH TRAGEDIES CAN BE PREVENTED.

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Related Topix: Zachary, LA, Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Marketing

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