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  • U.S. officials purge biosafety board in midst of anthrax crisis

    U.S. officials purge biosafety board in midst of anthrax crisis
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have dismissed 11 eminent scientists from a 23-member panel that advises the government on how and whether research on dangerous pathogens should be...
  • U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel probing the mishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories will try to determine if U.S. officials sought to cover up an incident involving deadly avian flu, its Republican chairman said on Tuesday....
  • Talking TV: Good Old-Fashioned Horror with 'The Strain'

    Talking TV: Good Old-Fashioned Horror with 'The Strain'
    Just as the sexy hot vampires of "True Blood" do their final, um, lap on HBO, FX has debuted its first foray into horror: "The Strain." Co-created by genre pin-up boy Guillermo del Toro, "The Strain" is slimy, bloody, scary and at times pretty gross....
  • Law a lifesaver for allergy emergencies: My Word

    Within the past decade, the incidence of food allergies has skyrocketed. Food allergy cases have gone up 18 percent from 1997-2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With this increase in food allergy cases, there is an increase in the need...
  • Medical Homes Improve Quality, Lower Costs, But Challenges Remain

    The use of nationally certified medical homes to coordinate the care of Connecticut's Medicaid patients has led to improved quality, a 2 percent cut in per person costs, and a 32 percent increase in the number of participating providers during an 18-month...
  • We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]

    We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]
    New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 — and perhaps as early as 2 — and...
  • FX's 'The Strain' offers more gore than story

    At the same time "The Strain" was in development, a commercial in heavy rotation showed three catty middle-schoolers stalking a chubby guy on a diet. Whenever he contemplated a calorie-drenched monstrosity, they'd pipe in with a rapid-fire "Ew!"...
  • Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

    DENVER (Reuters) - Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. In all, four people...
  • For the record

    Dangerous germs: In the July 12 Section A, an article about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closing two labs because of errors involving deadly germs referred to anthrax as a virus. The disease is caused by a bacterium.
  • U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

    Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of a U.S. government bioterror lab that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Michael Farrell, head of the...
  • New Study Breaks Down Traffic Fatalities State by State

     
    When it comes to U.S. traffic fatalities, coastal states have the lowest rates, according to a new study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. By contrast, Montana, North Dakota and a number of Southern states have the...