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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

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.

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7 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health

Reuters

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Temple University

KAUZ

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.

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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."

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

KBTX-TV Bryan

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Union County, NC

Examiner.com

Chikungunya virus latest mosquito-borne disease to hit LI

Three cases of chikungunya virus have been detected on Long Island, in addition to a fourth case in Florida after the victims returned from trips to the Caribbean in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, West Nile Virus, Health, Medicine, Malaria

WRAL.com

Bats in the State House? No problem for Vermont

Workers say it's not uncommon to see the furry, bug-eating bats flying around, especially during the summer months when they seek cooler, air-conditioned hallways.

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WPXI

Chikungunya virus contracted in U.S. for first time

No, we're not here to talk to you about dino DNA or West Nile. "Chikungunya" is loosely translated to "contorted with pain" - and it's also the name of a virus that's now being spread in the U.S. "Tonight the state department is confirming the first locally acquired cases of chikungunya fever.

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Medical News Today

Screening for undiagnosed hypertension via electronic health records

A new study authored by Northwestern Medicine researchers found that reviewing electronic health records using algorithms can successfully identify patients with previously undiagnosed hypertension , or high blood pressure , with a high rate of accuracy.

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Related Topix: Health

Medical News Today

Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

New research in JAMA reports that, from 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%.

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Related Topix: Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

EDGE

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Medical Daily

Kisspeptin Works Well For Women Seeking IVF Treatment, And It's Safer

In vitro fertilization treatments to stimulate eggs to maturity produce better outcomes by swapping the hormone hCG for the naturally occurring kisspeptin.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Genetics, Medicine

Health.com

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health

The Macon Telegraph

CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closed two Atlanta-area laboratories earlier this month after an incident at one lab could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax last month.

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

Park Record

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Control Group, Park City, UT

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