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1 hr ago | KION 46

CDC lab chief resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.


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

4 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Many obese U.S. kids think they're thinner than they are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, New York University, Nutrition

5 hrs ago |

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy thanks to playground politics.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting

6 hrs ago | Fox News

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: South Carolina

7 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Ebola infects doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against outbreak

An undated handout photo shows a lethal Ebola virus. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the virus in Sierra Leone, has himself caught the disease, the government said.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

11 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Many young adults misinformed about hookahs' harmsMany young adults...

Many young adults misinformed about hookahs' harms Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Officials: Drinking Water Not an Issue in Greenville Patient Infection

The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control addressed the bacterial infection affecting patients at Greenville Health System, saying Monday that the quality of Greenville's drinking water is not an issue.


News Herald

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters


China 'seals off' town after man dies of...

A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

Recent revelations about several instances of scientists' mishandling of dangerous pathogens-including potentially lethal anthrax bacteria and H5N1 bird flu-at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were bad enough.


KLIQ-FM Hastings

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Are Biting into Summer Fun

You've probably heard of the West Nile virus -- a rare but deadly infection transmitted by mosquitoes.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Illinois, New Jersey Government, New Jersey

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Norovirus Named in Washington Lake Outbreak

The stomach bug that sickened more than 260 swimmers at a Washington state lake was in fact norovirus, health officials have confirmed.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Health


U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Medical Daily

HIV Successfully Destroyed In Human Cells For The First Time; May One Day Be The Cure For AIDS

HIV may soon be a fearful disease of the past after a Philadelphia laboratory announced a breakthrough: They had successfully destroyed the virus.


Related Topix: Temple University


Hiv diagnoses down in u.s., except for young gay males: cdc

Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Family, Teenagers, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Medical News Today

Engineered gene drives may control spread of insect-borne disease

A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called "gene drives."


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Medicine, Malaria, Health, Agriculture, Ecology, Genetics


CDC Lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab

The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston.


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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical Daily

Prediabetes Diagnosis Is Unnecessary, Doctors Say; But It Could Help People Control Their Blood Sugar

Researchers say that diagnosing someone as prediabetic is unnecessary. But with more people becoming diabetic, the diagnosis may still be helpful for prevention.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

The Charlotte Observer

Union County toddler fights salmonella after family dogs ate contaminated dog food

Elizabeth and Brian Hall hold on to their daughter, Amy, 2, while in their Union County home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.


Related Topix: Union County, NC