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2 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa

6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Nevada, HPV, Health, Toddlers, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Influenza

10 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics

17 hrs ago | Examiner.com

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.

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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

21 hrs ago | 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.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

'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.

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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.

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Sunherald.com

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.

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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.

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US News & World Report

Why the CDC Thinks We're Fat, in 16 Maps

The CDC released a new report with lots of state-level information on physical activity and policy suggestions for encouraging Americans to be more active.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Take care: Is it really food poisoning, or a stomach bug?

In the U.S., about 76 million people get sick each year from food-borne illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Food Science, E. Coli, Life, Food, Seafood, Opinion

Times-Standard

Bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

West Nile virus has been confirmed in a raven submitted for testing from Humboldt County.

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Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Test inmates for immunity to deadly Valley fever, expects say

A federal judge last fall ordered the state to move nearly 2,600 susceptible inmates out of Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because of the deaths and illnesses.

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The Macon Telegraph

Stress is contagious, but it's not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can't locate records or are panicked because they haven't filed in years.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Stanford University, Saint Louis University, UC San Francisco, New York University

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reopened, according to the CDC.

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WSOCTV

Too few teens receiving HPV vaccinations

Unacceptably low numbers of teens are getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which protects against cervical, throat and mouth cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry

KLIQ-FM Hastings

CDC Lifts Moratorium on Shipment of Tuberculosis Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments of biological samples including tuberculosis bacteria, the agency announced Thursday.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Science Daily

Annual financial cost of COPD $36 billion in U.S.: CDC report

A new report outlines the total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults in the United States, and lays out some projections to 2020.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking

Health.com

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Human Sexuality

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