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50 Years After Measles Vaccination Was Developed, US Threat Still High
2013-12-06 07:18:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1950s and early 60s, Dr. John Franklin Enders, who was known as “The Father of Modern vaccines,” with the aid of Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, then of the Children’s Hospital Boston, and Samuel L. Katz, MD, professor emeritus of Duke University, worked to develop a new vaccine that would rescue America from one of the most contagious diseases in the world: measles. Now, fifty years after the approval of the extremely...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...

2013-11-20 23:34:15

New research from Applied Maths and PathoGenetix Inc. shows a high correlation among results from whole genome sequencing (WGS) and Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) for strain type analysis of pathogenic E. coli. The research was presented on Tuesday at InFORM 2013, the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management meeting. Woburn, MA and Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial identification,...

Record Number Of Malaria Cases Found In The US: CDC Report
2013-11-01 06:39:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year, across the globe, malaria affects hundreds of millions of people with most cases stemming from third-world countries throughout Africa and surrounding regions. While this deadly disease was largely eradicated from United States by the 1950s, a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the fact that cases do still occur in the US. In its...

2013-10-31 23:22:02

The Natural Supplement Company Says Natural Sleep Aid Can Help Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Nutronics Labs CEO and founder Dr. Rick Lentini released a statement today in reaction to some startling data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about sleep statistics in the United States. In wake of the official statistics report, the CDC has called insufficient sleep a "public health epidemic." The CDC report links insufficient sleep to a variety of...


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