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  • 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...
  • As Americans age, the career need for audiologists is humming

    A doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.) is required, and audiologists must be licensed in all states (requirements vary by state). The best candidates are patient and compassionate, with good communication and problem-solving skills. The median annual...
  • My freedom march [Commentary]

    My freedom march [Commentary]
    Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • A CDC safety net full of holes

    The recent safety lapses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might have been chalked up to the sloppy work habits of a few employees, easily resolved, if it weren't for the revelation last week that there has in fact been a systemic...
  • CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room

    CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men

    HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men
    More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...