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3 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Contagious infectious disease outbreak "biggest since 1996a 3

The U.S. has seen more cases of measles in the first four months of this year than it has experienced in nearly two decades.

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8 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Fecal Transplant For C. Difficile Infection Works Equally Well If Fecal Matter Is Frozen Or Fresh

Patients requiring fecal microbiota transplantation , otherwise known as fecal transplant, as a result of Clostridium difficile infection may be heartened to learn that the fecal matter they receive can either be frozen or fresh, a new pilot study finds.

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12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

Measles cases in the United States have spiked in the past four months, driven mostly by people traveling from the Philippines, which is in the midst of an explosive outbreak of the highly contagious virus.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Control Group, Vaccinations, Health

16 hrs ago | Cynsations

New Voice: Yvonne Ventresca on Pandemic

By Cynthia Leitich Smith for Cynsations Yvonne Ventresca is the first-time author of Pandemic .

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Journalism, Travel, Asia Travel, Hong Kong, China Travel, China Travel, Bird Flu, Health, Medicine, Influenza

20 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Quidel Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Reported EPS of $ per share compared to $0.36 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Quidel, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Influenza, Health, Marketing

Wed Apr 23, 2014

USA Today

Frozen feces and nose tubes may ease fecal transplants

For patients with C. difficile, the yuck factor is not the biggest barrier to treatment through fecal transplant.

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The Globe and Mail

Health-care worker fired after refusing flu shot, mask

A patient gets a shot during a flu vaccine program in Calgary on Oct. 26, 2009. A prominent infectious diseases specialist says mandatory flu shots for health-care workers should be put on hold until there is a more effective influenza vaccine.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, North America, Canada, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters,

Medical Daily

Sex Toys Can Show Traces Of HPV 24 Hours After Use, Have Increased...

Shared sex toys between two women and between women and men could have traces of the human papillomavirus even after they've been cleaned.

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Medicine

MLive.com

Public Health - Muskegon County invites public to community meeting on infectious diseases

Area residents who want to know how the local health department inspects their favorite restaurants or why it encourages the flu shot and other immunizations can learn those details and more on Thursday, April 24. Public Health - Muskegon County will host the free seminar "Working Together to Control the Emergence and Spread of Infectious Diseases ... (more)

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Related Topix: Muskegon County, MI, Muskegon, MI

Edmonton Journal

Health officials confirm fourth measles case in Edmonton region

Alberta Health Services is warning the public about potential measles exposures after confirming a new case of measles in the Edmonton regions.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Alberta, Canada Travel, North America, World News, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Scientists discover how a killer fungus attacks HIV patients

Researchers have discovered that a type of white blood cell carries a deadly fungus into the brains of HIV positive patients, causing meningitis which kills more than 600,000 people a year.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Breast Cancer

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

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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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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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

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