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Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Cholera, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

USA Today

Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.

Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics , a division of the CDC.


Related Topix: Weather

Clinicians not recommending HPV vaccines enough to satisfy the CDC

The MPR Daily Dose website had an article on Sunday, July 27, 2014 titled Clinicians Not Recommending HPV Vaccine Enough to Parents .


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Genital Warts

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society, Food and Drug Administration, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Click Orlando

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

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


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

Live Science

A Common Link Among Female Criminals: Brain Injury

Nearly 40 percent of women in prison in Ontario, Canada, have suffered a traumatic brain injury , according to a study published this month in the Journal of Correctional Health Care.


Related Topix: Prison

Health workers put at risk in midst of Ebola outbreak

Red Cross workers carry the body of Marie Conde, 14, who died of Ebola, through the bush in Koundony, Guinea, July 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sierra Leone, Africa

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Hepatitis C: 5 Facts Every African American Needs To Know

According to the CDC , hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, African-American, Liver Cancer


Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nigeria,

The Daily Beast

CDC Calls Ebola Outbreak - Forest Fire'By Abby Haglage

As the worst outbreak of the virus ever recorded spreads rapidly through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains what's feeding the flames.


The Raw Story

Congress expands investigation of federal biosecurity lapses at CDC

U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens.


Related Topix: US News, Bird Flu, Health, US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Food and Drug Administration

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Trial Begins for Former CEO of Lynchburg-Based Peanut Corporation of America

UPDATE: A Lynchburg man charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest food recalls in history is set to go on trial this week in Georgia.


Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA

Mother Jones

Babies Are Getting Brain Bleeds - Are Vaccine Fears to Blame?

In May, the Tennessean reported on a truly shocking medical problem. Seven infants, aged between seven and 20 weeks old, had arrived at Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital over the past eight months with a condition called " vitamin K deficiency bleeding ," or VKDB .


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Pediatrics, Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Tropical disease new to Texas could spark outbreak if steps aren't taken, experts say

A shopkeeper hands a customer information on the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus at a drugstore in Lamentin on the French Caribbean island of La Martinique.


Related Topix: Texas, Dallas County, TX, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

ABC News

Ebola Takes Heavy Toll on Health Workers With at Least 50 Dead

The Ebola virus continues its grim march across west Africa as the first two Americans were reported to be infected and a top Liberian doctor died this weekend.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

School's near: Time to think about immunizations for students

The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition has announced its regional schedule of summer Back-to-School immunization events to help children and their families stay healthy throughout the upcoming school year.


Related Topix: Nevada, HPV, Health, Toddlers, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Influenza

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 people, ages 4 to 19, with confirmed or probable cases of pertussis from late 2011 into early 2013.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics

CDC issues updated polio travel advisories, new vaccine requirements

Many experts believed polio was on the verge of eradication, particularly after India, the most polio-endemic country in the world just a few short years ago, eliminated the crippling viral disease with it's last case being reported on January 13, 2011.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Travel, Middle East, Israel Travel, Israel Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Middle East Travel, Mali Travel

The Town Talk

Living with Lyme disease, searching for answers

The Panora, Iowa, woman wondered whether it was Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by deer tick bites.