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  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • In major cities, health deserts

    MILWAUKEE Hospitals and family doctors, the mainstays of health care, are pulling out of poor city neighborhoods, where the sickest populations live. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis of data from the largest U.S....
  • Still have a land line? 128 million don't. Here's who's going wireless

    Still have a land line? 128 million don't. Here's who's going wireless
    The number of Americans living in households without traditional land-line telephones continues to grow, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the second half of 2013, 41% of U.S. households relied solely on a...
  • Healthy living may slow early dementia: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program that emphasizes healthy eating, brain and social engagement, physical activity and heart health may slow dementia among people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, says a new preliminary report from Sweden. The findings...
  • Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

    The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples, officials announced Wednesday.   Smallpox was discovered among more than 300 vials in a cold-storage area in a ...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Local Cancer Advocates Travel To Washington To Push For Research Funding

    More than 85 advocates seeking to ensure that Congress increase the funding for cancer research and prevention programs participated in One Voice Against Cancer's (OVAC) National Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Roger Levesque joined the OVAC team on...
  • Threat rises in U.S. from mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

    MIAMI (Reuters) - The first two locally acquired cases of a painful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have been reported in Florida, the health officials confirmed on Thursday. One case was reported in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm...
  • Hallan muestras de erradicada viruela en depósito de laboratorio de EEUU

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Autoridades de salud de Estados Unidos anunció el hallazgo de ampollas de viruela de la década de 1950 en un laboratorio federal cerca de Washington. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) de Estados...
  • Matthew Competiello: Youth cigarette smoking declines, cigar use rises

    The Sun Sentinel's coverage of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month highlights a report filled with many encouraging signs for Florida youth. After decades of efforts in the...
  • Social ties linked to lower suicide risk among men: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who have more social connections such as through marriage and religious participation tend to have a lower risk of suicide, according to a new study. Participants who had the most connections had less than half the...
  • Texas actress sentenced to 18 years for ricin-laced letter to Obama

    Texas actress sentenced to 18 years for ricin-laced letter to Obama
    TEXARKANA Texas (Reuters) - A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday on a biological weapons charge for mailing letters containing the toxic agent ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg...