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The current flu outbreak could use some of last year’s Ebola panic

By Jonathan Capehart<p>Jonathan Capehart<p>Opinion writer focusing on the intersection of social and cultural issues and politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola. Four! Only one of the four succumbed to the …

Flu Vaccine

Chill, snow and rain bring taste of winter to much of US

CHICAGO (AP) — A year after a brutal cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the …

'Severe' flu season could grip US, CDC doc warns

A deadly influenza strain has the U.S. in the grip of what could develop into a "severe" flu season, with widespread cases already reported in 36 states, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Tuesday.<p>The H3N2 strain, the most common flu virus this season, began mutating shortly …

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Flu Becomes an Epidemic in the U.S. With 15 Child Deaths

The flu virus has officially reached epidemic levels in the United States, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and …

Shot of Prevention’s Year in Review: Most Popular Posts from 2014

We’ve seen a record number of views and shares on a variety of Shot of Prevention blog posts, and we’re especially grateful to our blog contributors …

Dr. Norman Scotch, 86, founding dean of the Boston University School of Public Health

In an introductory lecture he gave as founding dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, Norman Scotch laid out a key principle.<p>Noting …

Crime law enforcement technology Body cams

Body camsPolice body-worn-cameras can prevent unacceptable use-of-force: Report<p>As President Barack Obama pledges investment in body-worn-camera …

The Year in Review: Top 5 News Stories of 2014

2014 featured much activity in the world of infectious diseases–from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, to increasing vaccine-preventable …

Flight Global :- Airbus touts UAV-based surveillance package for disaster relief - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By: BETH STEVENSON LONDON<p>Airbus Defence & Space is planning to offer a high-altitude unmanned air vehicle-based surveillance capability for disaster …

Report Analyzes Global Giving by U.S. Corporations

As the world grows more connected, global volunteering and giving is increasing as a priority for businesses. According to a 2013 study, nearly 60% of companies reported foreign charitable donations, which seems logical when you consider two factors at play: 1) corporate philanthropy is an ever …

Ebola, enterovirus, errors: Experts say 2014 was not the best of times for public health

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the …

Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. – The Nib – Medium

Here Are the Facts From Maki Naro on The Nib: Vaccines Work

Maki Naro created a special comic which was shared on The Nib that highlights "the risks, the misinformation and the science behind history's …

Experts emphasize prevention to fight enterovirus

ONTARIO—The Centers for Disease Control are currently working to determine if there are cases of enterovirus D-68 in Central Oregon, but doctors say …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

Justice

Rwanda's approach proves perfect antidote to counterfeit drugs

Globalisation has brought people many wonderful things, but occasionally it brings them death, thanks to the growing international trade in bad medicines. At least 100,000 people each year succumb to medicines that are negligently made, or sometimes deliberately faked with bogus ingredients. The …