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Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
2/20/2019 1:21:49 PM
National Cancer Prevention Month takes place during the month of February. It is a time to raise awareness of the many ways the public can lower their chances of developing cancer by avoiding exposure to carcinogens, including tobacco smoke.
CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged
CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged
2/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite.
Sight Diagnostics, Maker of Lab-Grade Point-of-Care Blood Diagnostics System OLO, Raises $27.8M In Series C Strategic Funding to Deliver Medical Results to Patients Within Minutes
2/14/2019 1:06:58 PM
Sight Diagnostics, the company working to provide patients with lab-grade blood testing results in minutes rather than days by combining AI with a revolutionary method to ’digitize’ blood, announces today that it has raised $27.8 million in Series C funding led by Longliv Ventures, a member of the CK Hutchison Group –  a multinational conglomerate whose portfolio includes …
Thousands Fleeing New Violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State
Thousands Fleeing New Violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State
2/13/2019 10:56:33 AM
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the past few days thousands of desperate people have been crossing the border to escape fighting and violence against civilians.
Bird Flu Shuffle Probes Viral Compatibility
Bird Flu Shuffle Probes Viral Compatibility
2/12/2019 5:31:33 AM
When influenza viruses that infect birds and humans meet in the same cell, they can shuffle their genomes and produce new strains that might have pandemic potential.
New Study Shows HPV Not Likely Transmittable Through the Hand
New Study Shows HPV Not Likely Transmittable Through the Hand
2/11/2019 12:31:02 PM
Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women.
97 Child Deaths as Ebola Cases Spike in the Democratic Republic of Congo
97 Child Deaths as Ebola Cases Spike in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2/11/2019 2:31:02 AM
Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have lost their lives to the Ebola virus since the outbreak started in August last year.
Bayer Supports Infectious Disease Surveillance Program for Companion Animals in Africa
Bayer Supports Infectious Disease Surveillance Program for Companion Animals in Africa
1/30/2019 8:07:42 AM
– The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a project of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA) charitable foundation, has launched a significant new sub-Saharan infectious disease surveillance program.
Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine Candidate Meets Primary Endpoint in Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy Trial
Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine Candidate Meets Primary Endpoint in Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy Trial
1/29/2019 1:02:59 PM
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE:4502 / NYSE:TAK]  (“Takeda”) today announced that the pivotal Phase 3 trial of its dengue vaccine candidate met the primary efficacy endpoint.
Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Program Receives Contract to Assess Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care
Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Program Receives Contract to Assess Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care
1/29/2019 12:22:09 PM
Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Program has been awarded a competitive contract by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to assess the feasibility of elastomeric half mask respirator (EHMR) use in health care.
Mold Issues at VA Medical Center Create Concerns for Employees and Patients
Mold Issues at VA Medical Center Create Concerns for Employees and Patients
1/24/2019 11:11:43 AM
Late last year, the  Tampa Bay Times  published a report about mold issues at the nearby VA Healthcare System. According to the article, a number of workers have been moved from their offices due to the presence of elevated levels of indoor mold.

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