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3 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Leidos wins CDC contract to support infection prevention efforts

Leidos Holdings Inc. has scored a contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network, according to Washington Technology.

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

4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

There is something rarer than being killed by lightning, CDC says

The lightning strikes that killed one person and injured at least seven others at Southern California's Venice Beach this week were freak events.

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Related Topix: Weather, Family, Kids

8 hrs ago | HON

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Medicare

9 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria,

10 hrs ago | Fox News

Get healthy for cheap

Do you think it's too expensive to be healthy? It may seem that way, with all the gadgets, supplements and diets on the market designed to make you healthier.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Cholera, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

USA Today

Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.

Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics , a division of the CDC.

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Related Topix: Weather

Examiner.com

Clinicians not recommending HPV vaccines enough to satisfy the CDC

The MPR Daily Dose website had an article on Sunday, July 27, 2014 titled Clinicians Not Recommending HPV Vaccine Enough to Parents .

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Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Genital Warts

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society, Food and Drug Administration, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Click Orlando

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id , aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

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.

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Related Topix: Prison

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sierra Leone, Africa

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NewsOne

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.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, African-American, Liver Cancer

WISN-TV

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Dallas County, TX, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

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