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  • Growing Up on a Farm Provides Protection Against Asthma and Allergies
    Researchers at VIB, a leading life sciences institute in Flanders, Belgium, and Ghent University have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major ...More
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  • A Mother's Efforts in Helping Families Battle Against Sepsis
    Today, on the CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Orlaith Staunton, mother of 12-year-old sepsis victim Rory Staunton, shares her efforts in rallying families to raise sepsis awareness among healthcare workers and the public. Since Rory’s death, Orlaith and her husband ...More
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  • Finding a Way Forward in the Fight Against Prion Disease
    For much of her adult life Valerie Sim has been fascinated by a disease very few in the world can claim to even begin to understand. Sim is one of Canada's foremost authorities on prion disease--more commonly known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease in ...More
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  • Early Flu Treatment Reduces Hospitalization Time, Disability Risk in Older People
    Early treatment of flu-hospitalized people 65 and older with flu antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their risk of needing extended care after discharge, a new CDC study finds. The study is the first to look at the benefits of early ...More
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  • D.C. Needle Exchange Program Prevented 120 New Cases of HIV in Two Years
    The District of Columbia's needle exchange program prevented 120 new cases of HIV infection and saved an estimated $44 million over just a two-year period, according to a first-of-a-kind study published today by researchers at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at ...More
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  • WHO Declares Ebola Transmission in Liberia is Over
    Today, Sept. 3, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia to be free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on July 22, 2015 of the last laboratory-confirmed case. Liberia now ...More
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  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Eleven of these ...More
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  • Healthcare Risk Manager Shares Her Advice After Personally Surviving Sepsis
    Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Pamela L. Popp, sepsis survivor and healthcare risk manager, shares her advice on how to implement a sepsis initiative.  While finding people who understand her sepsis experience, Popp found a shared passion with other sepsis ...More
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  • ASU Team Develops Quick Way to Determine Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance
    Bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates. One way to combat this is to determine bacteria’s antibiotic resistance in a given patient, but ...More
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  • Flu Study Yields New Vaccine Technology
    Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using technology described today (Sept. 2) by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the journal Nature Communications. The new ...More
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