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9 min ago | The Independent

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

It is a biological doomsday device that conspires with the human body to bring death in the most gruesome fashion.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Liberia, Africa, Guinea, Natural Disasters

Myrtle Beach Online

Investigators outline alleged - sextortion' scheme in Myrtle Beach area

Homeland Security Investigations is looking into a possible Myrtle Beach area case of "sextortion" – a fairly new and growing crime that targets teenagers through their use of social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Natural Disasters

Forbes.com

It's Not Just About Survival: Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Opt For Surgery on Both Sides

Years ago, journalists who had breast cancer fought with words to inform other women with breast cancer that, in many cases, they didn't need a mastectomy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Journalism, Oncology, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Business News

Click Orlando

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id , aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

An Ebola Epidemic Will Not Happen in the U.S.

Singling out the international aid group Doctors Without Borders, Mr. Iroundouno continued, "Wherever those people have passed, the communities have been hit by illness."

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, University of Minnesota

NorthJersey.com

The Record: Fighting an 'epidemic'

ABOUT 400 people, some carrying photos of deceased loved ones, marched Saturday to raise awareness about heroin addiction.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Bergen County, NJ, Ramsey, NJ, Allendale, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, Opinion

Sunherald.com

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Hurst, TX

Mon Jul 28, 2014

International Business Times

Health Experts Plead Action to Prevent Skin Cancer Epidemic in New Zealand

Health officials in New Zealand have pleaded for action from the Ministry of Health to ensure that there is no epidemic of skin cancer.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters

KFBB

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Natural Disasters

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land Commissioners.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Mother Jones

Where the epidemic is spreading and what can be done to stop it.

Two US aid workers in Liberia recently became the latest victims of an Ebola epidemic that health experts are calling "out of control" and the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Margot Adler, seen here in 2006, was a longtime reporter for NPR. She died Monday following a battle with cancer.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Greensboro, NC

The Fresno Bee

Lawsuits over Valley fever pile up against Californiaa s prison system

Valley fever rates at the most affected prisons, Avenal and Pleasant Valley, are more than 20 times higher than in surrounding counties.

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Related Topix: Avenal, CA, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boston.com

Ebola spreads in Africa while fears keep out help

Eight youths, some armed with slingshots and machetes, stood warily alongside a rutted dirt road at an opening in the high reeds, the path to the village of Kolo Bengou.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Guinea,

AlertNet

Hepatitis: Asia's silent epidemic

A relative of a person suffering from Hepatitis-B helps him drink water at a hospital in Modasa, in India's western Gujarat state February 17, 2009.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Natural Disasters, Malaria, Liver Cancer

Medical News Today

One third of cancer patients are killed by a 'fat-burning' process...

Most cancer researchers are working on the biology of the tumour . However, Michele Petruzzelli, a member of Erwin Wagner's group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre , has been looking for ways to attack the disease indirectly.

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Medical News Today

Physician advocates awareness, collaboration to combat peaking hep C virus

Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., director of The Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection program, states in the July, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Journal special edition, "RI Defeats Hep C" that eliminating hepatitis C virus infection is feasible, can provide economic benefits, enhance capacity to address other health challenges, and improve health ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Liver Cancer, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NewsTarget.com

CDC calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic: Learn to sleep like a baby

The CDC has it right in declaring lack of sleep a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep has been linked to a number of public issues such as industrial disasters, medical and occupational errors, and motor vehicle accidents.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Nutrition

TheBlaze.com

Doctor: There is, "No Question," Obama administration is...

Reporting indicates that some in the medical community are growing increasingly concerned over the health threat posed by the wave of humanity coming into the country illegally on the southern border.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Natural Disasters, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

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