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Texas warns about biggest mumps outbreak in 22 yearsCNN(CNN) The Texas Department of State Health Services warned this week of multiple ongoing mumps outbreaks. The surge, which includes 221 cases this year, constitutes the highest incidence of mumps in the state in 22 years. Mumps is a contagious ...
Michigan targets deadly opioid riseCharlotte ObserverMike Hirst is someone who knows the heartbreak of losing a loved one to a drug overdose. The Jackson man's son, Andy Hirst, died of a heroin overdose in 2010. During the time his son battled addiction with prescription drugs and heroin, Hirst got ...
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Dr. Mark Wainberg, 71, leader in AIDS fightThe Boston GlobeDr. Mark Wainberg, a microbiologist who identified a drug that later became critical to treating people infected with HIV, and who later became a leading advocate for giving millions of people with HIV and AIDS in Africa greater access to ...
Missouri Senate passes prescription drug monitoring programKSHBJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - State senators on Thursday passed legislation to make Missouri the final state to adopt a prescription drug tracking database, a program meant to help address the growing opioid epidemic. The bill would create a database ...
A breakthrough tool could lead to simpler, cheaper disease diagnosisWatertownDailyTimes.comThe controversial laboratory tool known as CRISPR may have found a whole new world to conquer. Already the favored method of editing genes, CRISPR could soon become a low-cost diagnostic tool that could be used practically anywhere to determine if ... |