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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago |

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.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

'The Walking Dead' season 5: Is Eugene telling the truth about a cure?

On Friday, "The Walking Dead" season 5 trailer was released and it looks like it is going to be an incredible season.


Post and Courier

Greenville hospital to expand water filtration system to prevent infection

Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths.


Kansas City area clinic to offer HIV drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration two years ago approved the HIV drug, Truvada, for HIV prevention.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kansas City, KS, Food and Drug Administration

The Logan County Herald

HCP adds breastfeeding task force

Healthy Communities Partnership announced today that a new task force has been established in order to promote and encourage breastfeeding in Logan County.