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Lou Gehrig's disease an extremely rare malady, CDC says
By Bob Herman | July 28, 2014
Lou Gehrig, the iconic New York Yankee slugger, was forced to retire from baseball in 1939 because of a rare neuromuscular disorder. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives a first-of-its-kind glimpse into just how rare that incurable disease is.
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Antiviral-drug maker fights pediatricians' new advice
By Associated Press | July 28, 2014
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
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Data Points for the week of July 28, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of July 28, 2014, covered the following topics: The high cost of emergency department care
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CDC: Doctors need to do more to encourage HPV vaccine for teens
By Boston.com | July 25, 2014
The percentage of teens receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine remains ''unacceptably low'' and doctors' failure to recommend it as strongly as other vaccines may be partly to blame, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
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CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston.
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CDC faces torrent of criticism over anthrax, other mishaps
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Wednesday called incidents involving the mishandling of dangerous biological materials at federal research laboratories a “pattern of safety issues” that was missed and vowed to correct the...
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More anthrax safety problems uncovered in second probe of CDC labs
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A second investigation identified more problems with safety procedures at federal bioresearch laboratories involving the handling of dangerous pathogens such as anthrax. The new findings come ahead of a Wednesday congressional hearing on the failures.
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CDC gets cooking with healthy recipes
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new prescription for you. But you'll have to cook it yourself.
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Forgotten vials of smallpox found near D.C.
By USA Today | July 09, 2014
Scientists last week discovered several vials of smallpox — one of the deadliest diseases known to man — in an unused storage room at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Vital Signs
Doubts raised about U.S. autism estimates
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 08, 2014
Researchers are questioning the federal government's estimates regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. children, contending that the method used to assess the condition may have led to a significant number of false positives or cases where a diagnosis was missed.
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