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  • Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science

    Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science
    While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times.
  • Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths

    Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that there were 2,200...

    35 U.S. hospitals, 4 in California, designated Ebola treatment centers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that 35 hospitals around the country were now staffed and equipped to treat patients with Ebola. The treatment centers, including four in Northern California, have 53 beds available for...

    Surgeon who got Ebola in Africa arrives at Nebraska hospital

    Surgeon who got Ebola in Africa arrives at Nebraska hospital
    A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working to combat the outbreak of the virus in Sierra Leone arrived Saturday in Nebraska for treatment at a special medical facility, according to hospital officials. Taylor Wilson, spokesman for Nebraska Medical...

    Texas hospitals prepare in case Ebola strikes again

    With two Texas nurses diagnosed with Ebola still hospitalized, a newly formed state task force on infectious diseases met Thursday for the first time to review the state’s medical and public health preparedness to cope with the deadly virus. The...