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Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Junk Food Does More Than Make You Fat, And Other Studies You Missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Chickenpox

New York Post

US colleges to screen West African students for Ebola

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, University of Missouri, Tufts University, Illinois, Mercer University

KMIZ

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States.

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ABC News

Student Evades Monitors, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Africa

ABC News

Student Evades Monitors, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Africa

Easley Progress

No excuse for not vaccinating children

In 1998, the medical journal The Lancet published one of the most damaging articles in modern history - a study supposedly linking the MMR vaccine with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism, Homeopathy, Medicine, Genetics, Opinion

The News-Gazette

Younger children advised to skip needle

Getting a flu shot isn't necessarily a kid's favorite thing to do, but many younger children will likely be able to bypass the needle this year.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Toddlers

Medical Daily

The Diseases That Actually Kill Us And Where We Donate Our Money Aren't Always Aligned

An infographic created by Vox shows the difference between where we donate our money, and the diseases that are actually the worst.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity

Star-Telegram.com

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, University of Missouri, Tufts University, Mercer University, Liberty University

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Brandon Sun

Canada sending chartered plane for Ebola lab scientists in Sierra Leone

Canada is sending a charter plane to repatriate scientists who have been operating the country's mobile Ebola laboratory in Sierra Leone.

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Health.com

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps, Hepatitis, Medicine, Chickenpox

KHOU-TV Houston

CDC worker flown back to USA after Ebola exposureCDC worker flown...

CDC worker flown back to USA after Ebola exposure CDC worker flown back to USA after Ebola exposure Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/health/2014/08/28/cdc-worker-flown-back-to-usa-after-ebola-exposure/14745503/ MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 21: American scientist David Safronetz hands over a bucket containing blood ... (more)

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

Cudahy

Autism Caused By MMR Vaccine says CDC Whistleblower

The link between the MMR Vaccine and Autism have long been debated in and out of court.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism, Mumps, US News, Family, Kids

Examiner.com

What's Next for Autism and the CDC

"My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I have worked since 1998."

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Related Topix: Health, Autism, Family, Kids, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

NewsTarget.com

CDC scientific fraud: an update on Dr. Poul Thorsen who authored...

The very legitimacy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a trustworthy safeguard of public health hangs in the balance as evidence continues to emerge about rampant deception, fraud and even money laundering within the agency.

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Related Topix: US News, World News, Denmark,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

GSU officer stabbed at Woodruff Park, APD officer shoots attacker

Officials confirm an Atlanta Police officer shot a man at Woodruff Park after the suspect assaulted a Georgia State University Police officer with a knife.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

The Globe and Mail

Opioid deaths down dramatically where marijuana is legal

Medical marijuana is most often approved for treating pain conditions, making it an option instead of prescription painkillers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, University of Pennsylvania

Click Orlando

Ebola outbreak: 'Even worse than I'd feared'

"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.

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The Item

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse before it gets better.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, Liberia

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