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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pennsylvania man charged with sending ricin-laced birthday card

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:45pm by NYT

    ... of the substance was unclear. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says ricin can be distributed as a powder, mist, pellet or dissolved in water. Heckler stressed that the toxin was "very ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... that the FDA, under pressure from pharmaceutical companies, is suppressing natural cures for cancer and other diseases, and 31 per cent said they "neither agree nor disagree" with that idea, ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Philip Seymour Hoffman died from drug cocktail, says medical examiner

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:06am by AP

    ... and a muscle relaxant. More than half of overdose deaths in the US involve a mix of drugs, said Dr Len Paulozzi, a medical epidemiologist with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. At least ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    More drugs may be linked to US meningitis outbreak

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 03:01pm by Reuters in Chicago and New York

    ... Reuters in Chicago and New York Two other drugs made by the Massachusetts pharmacy at the centre of a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to the disease, US health regulators said ... steroid methylprednisolone, bringing the number of cases to 212, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A Tennessee woman among these cases filed a lawsuit on Monday ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Growing Chinese appetite as to surging price of US pecans

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:14pm by NYT

    ... disease. In Texas and Oklahoma, it was a summer drought that hurt the trees. Then came heavy rain in autumn, which made the ground too wet to hold the heavy equipment to shake nuts from trees ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Medication linked to rare meningitis outbreak in US

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 01:14pm by Reuters in Nashville, Tennessee

    ... Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday, raising fears the rare outbreak could spread. In a briefing for reporters, the CDC said five people had died so far and 35 had fallen sick from fungal ... “We do know there were over 700 patients in Tennessee who were exposed,” said Dr William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, who ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Yosemite workers will be studied for disease clues

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 03:22pm by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... on the rare, mouse-borne lung disease, which infected nine park visitors and killed three last summer. “This is a highly unusual situation,” Barbara Materna, chief of the California Department ... how exposure happens and how to prevent it,” she added. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention sounded a worldwide alert about the virus over the summer, saying visitors ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle over 'lewd' breast cancer bracelets heads to US Supreme Court

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:34am by AP

    ... awareness of the disease at their middle school. They filed a suit when they were suspended for defying the ban on their school's Breast Cancer Awareness Day. In August, an appeals court upheld ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Steve Wynn gives University of Iowa US$25 million for blindness research

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 08:21am by AP

    ... when he was diagnosed with a rare eye defect when he was in his 20s. He said there was no hope then for individuals inflicted with diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, which has slowly ...




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