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  • OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test

    OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test
    The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up. OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
  • Rise in vaping a concern [Editorial]

    Last week's report showing a jump in the number of teens using electronic cigarettes should set off alarm bells to parents, even as the report also highlighted major declines in teen smoking. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported...
  • Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

    Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
    ALBANY — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed...
  • Autism Month still finds disturbing trends

    Autism Month still finds disturbing trends
      Each April, it is important that we take the opportunity to increase public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. One year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the prevalence of autism had again increased; this time to...
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....
  • To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion

    To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion
    The drinks flowed, the pool glistened and the guests mingled at the waterfront Hollywood estate. This wasn't just another Sunday afternoon cocktail party. This was "PrEP U," an informal educational forum aimed at raising awareness of a preventive...
  • The real scoop on dog poop

    We've all stepped in it and seen it on our lawns, in parks and in public places. Dog feces is more than just a smelly nuisance; it is actually a health and environmental hazard. As a health hazard to humans and pets, dog feces contains harmful...
  • Protein Sciences' N.Y. Factory Licensed For Flu Vaccine Production

    Protein Sciences' N.Y. Factory Licensed For Flu Vaccine Production
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has licensed Protein Sciences' Pearl River, N.Y., manufacturing plant for production of its flagship influenza vaccine, Flublok. Meriden's Protein Sciences Corp., which started leasing the old Pfizer plant in 2012,...
  • The richer you are, the better you sleep

    The richer you are, the better you sleep
    Mo' money, mo' sleep. That's the takeaway from a fascinating slice of data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week looking at sleep levels by income group. Crunching numbers from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, CDC...
  • Rescue honored for animal-friendly menus

    Rescue honored for animal-friendly menus
    ALIVE Rescue, which has made it a policy of serving vegetarian and vegan fare at its various events, has been recognized for the animal-friendly initiative. Animal Place, the respected farmed animal sanctuary located in California, has named ALIVE its...