A deadly ameoba known to fatally infect human brains has been discovered within a water system in Louisiana. Continue reading
Fauci tells “CBS This Morning” that human trials with volunteers will commence in September, and by July it should be ready. Continue reading
Tuesday’s death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last official count, released July 23, 672 people have died from the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for a change in the safety culture at the agency after multiple incidents regarding the mishandling of dangerous biological materials. Continue reading
As of January of this year, there were more than 460 e-cigarette brands available for purchase online, and around 7,700 flavors, including Swedish fish, roasted marshmallow and vanilla cupcake. Continue reading
Roughly $492 million is spent on more than 3.4 million Lyme tests in the U.S. each year. But according to the New England Center of Investigative Reporting in a report released Tuesday, that number doesn’t include the thousands of unproven and unregulated tests.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year, 10 times the amount previously believed by health officials. To examine the significance of this finding Jeffrey Brown speaks with Beth Daley, who has been investigating the disease and its impact for the Boston Globe. Continue reading
The prevalence of the most common STD — and the leading cause of cervical cancer — among teenage girls has been cut in half, thanks to the HPV vaccine. Margaret Warner talks with Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control for more on a new study. Continue reading