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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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The stomach bug that sickened more than 260 swimmers at a Washington state lake was in fact norovirus, health officials have confirmed.
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.
HIV may soon be a fearful disease of the past after a Philadelphia laboratory announced a breakthrough: They had successfully destroyed the virus.
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.
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."
Researchers say that diagnosing someone as prediabetic is unnecessary. But with more people becoming diabetic, the diagnosis may still be helpful for prevention.
Elizabeth and Brian Hall hold on to their daughter, Amy, 2, while in their Union County home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In vitro fertilization treatments to stimulate eggs to maturity produce better outcomes by swapping the hormone hCG for the naturally occurring kisspeptin.
Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 06:26 am
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