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2009-06-06 14:05:00

Dr. Thomas Frieden - best known for taking action to ban smoking in New York's workplaces - is preparing to take his appointed position as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. Frieden, who is credited with reducing the city's number of smokers by 350,000, will be traveling to Atlanta on Sunday where he will begin preparations for his new post. But analysts say Frieden's bullish approach that worked so well in New York City will not be as effective on the...

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2009-05-15 15:45:00

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that New York City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden would head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Frieden has headed one of the nation's largest public health agencies since January 2002. He previously worked for the CDC beginning in 1990."Dr. Frieden is an expert in preparedness and response to health emergencies, and has been at the forefront of the fight against heart disease, cancer and obesity, infectious diseases such as...

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2009-04-30 11:23:48

The Atlanta attorney at the center of an international health scare in 2007 is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for invasion of privacy. Andrew Speaker, a plaintiff's attorney, got worldwide attention in 2007 after flying to Europe for a wedding with full knowledge that he had contracted what was initially thought to be a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis known as XDR-TB. Despite being warned not to board another international flight from health officials, Speaker...

2008-12-18 11:47:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ProGenTech Limited, a life science and molecular diagnostics company based in Shanghai, China and the San Francisco Bay Area has signed a collaboration agreement with the China CDC to create a joint laboratory that will focus on developing next generation molecular diagnostic systems and assays. Under the terms of the agreement, the joint laboratory will leverage ProGenTech's existing Entura instrument platform and proprietary cassettes...

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2008-10-06 15:50:38

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a low-cost, high-resolution imaging system that can be attached to a helicopter to create a complete and detailed picture of an area devastated by a hurricane or other natural disaster. The resulting visual information can be used to estimate the number of storm refugees and assess the need for health and humanitarian services. Aid organizations currently don't have a quick and accurate way to determine how many people...

2008-07-10 03:00:13

HP Pamela Bonney, +1-650-857-5316 pamela.bonney@hp.com HP Media Hotline, +1-866-266-7272 pr@hp.com www.hp.com/go/newsroom Logo: http://www.hp.com HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has donated 500 HP iPAQ Travel Companions with GPS technology, valued at approximately $300,000, to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), supporting the establishment and operation of a public health surveillance and evaluation effort in earthquake-affected Sichuan Province....

2008-07-09 15:00:00

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has donated 500 HP iPAQ Travel Companions with GPS technology, valued at approximately $300,000, to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), supporting the establishment and operation of a public health surveillance and evaluation effort in earthquake-affected Sichuan Province. The donation increases the total HP contribution to Sichuan earthquake relief and recovery initiatives to more than $3 million (RMBY 21.46 million). The new...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official says Vice President Dick Cheney's office censored global warming references in congressional testimony. Former EPA Deputy Associate Administrator Jason Burnett said someone from Cheney's office deleted six pages of planned testimony from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding's prepared remarks last year before a congressional panel, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The remarks dealt with global...

2008-06-24 02:30:28

SEABROOK, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide Information Technology services to the agency's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER) in Atlanta. This task order has one base year and three option years, with an estimated program value of more than $24 million. Awarded within the scope of an already competed Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under a General...

2008-06-22 15:00:06

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory is using duct tape to seal a room where deadly bacteria experiments are performed, officials say. The duct tape was placed around the edges of the containment door at the $214 million Atlanta lab a year ago, after the building's ventilation system malfunctioned and pulled potentially contaminated air out of the lab and into a clean hallway, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. At the time, nine CDC workers were...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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