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Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help

Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it

The incarceration rate has nearly quadrupled since the U.S. declared a war on drugs, researchers say. Along with that, racial disparities abound.


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Mapping Africa's "Totally Out Of Control" Ebola Epidemic | Zero Hedge

Mapping Africa's "Totally Out Of Control" Ebola Epidemic | Zero Hedge | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
"The epidemic is totally out of control," warns medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières of the deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
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Remains of Ancient Egyptian Epidemic Uncovered - Discovery News

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International Business Times UK
Remains of Ancient Egyptian Epidemic Uncovered
Discovery News
Pictured is a bonfire area, where many of the victims of an ancient Egyptian epidemic in the city of Thebes were ultimately incinerated.
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Whooping Cough Epidemic Strikes California: 800 Cases In Past Two Weeks - Fox News Latino

Whooping Cough Epidemic Strikes California: 800 Cases In Past Two Weeks - Fox News Latino | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Fox News Latino Whooping Cough Epidemic Strikes California: 800 Cases In Past Two Weeks Fox News Latino California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the...
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Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years (#CDC trumpets sig. decline in #teen #smoking!
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Editorial: Naloxone is a good antidote to a new heroin epidemic - The Seattle Times

Editorial: Naloxone is a good antidote to a new heroin epidemic - The Seattle Times | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Editorial: Naloxone is a good antidote to a new heroin epidemic
The Seattle Times
Unlike the grunge-era heroin epidemic of the 1990s, there is now a low-cost antidote to overdose.
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more people should be open to giving naloxone/suboxone to heroin users

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CDC: Highest number of US measles cases since 2000 - CNN

CDC: Highest number of US measles cases since 2000 - CNN | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
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CDC: Highest number of US measles cases since 2000
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This also is the largest number of measles cases that the country reported in the first five months of a year since 1994, according to the CDC.
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Ugh...all these anti-vaccine people!

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BMC Infectious Diseases | Abstract | A systematic review of the epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in Africa

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection is a newly recognized serious threat to global public health and Africa is suspected to be among the most severely affected regions in the world.
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I've been interested in HDV and HEV for many years.

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Va. Delegation Calls for Task Force to Address Growing Heroin Epidemic - The Charlottesville Newsplex

Va. Delegation Calls for Task Force to Address Growing Heroin Epidemic - The Charlottesville Newsplex | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Washington Post
Va. Delegation Calls for Task Force to Address Growing Heroin Epidemic The Charlottesville Newsplex In a joint letter sent Thursday, 12 members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to establish...
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To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows - Huffington Post (blog)

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows - Huffington Post (blog) | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows
Huffington Post (blog)
We now have the tools to make hepatitis C a disease of the past, just 25 years after its discovery.
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Measles Outbreak Traced Back To A Single Unvaccinated Child | IFLScience

Measles Outbreak Traced Back To A Single Unvaccinated Child | IFLScience | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
To add to the ever-growing list of examples that highlight the necessity of vaccination, a new study published in Pediatrics has demonstrated that the source of the 2011 outbreak of measles in Minnesota was an unvaccinated child that contracted the...
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CDC: Mosquito-borne disease spreading to US - KHOU

CDC: Mosquito-borne disease spreading to US - KHOU | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
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CDC: Mosquito-borne disease spreading to US
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HOUSTON -- The Harris County Mosquito Control is warning people about the chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.
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By the Numbers: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

By the Numbers: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
These two charts give an overview of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 250 people in just a few months. (By the numbers: Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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One map that puts America's gun violence epidemic in perspective - Vox

One map that puts America's gun violence epidemic in perspective - Vox | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
One map that puts America's gun violence epidemic in perspective
Vox
When it comes to gun ownership, the US blows the rest of the world out of the water.
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awful, but not surprising

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Can anything stop West Africa's outbreak of Ebola? - Washington Post

Can anything stop West Africa's outbreak of Ebola? - Washington Post | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Washington Post
Can anything stop West Africa's outbreak of Ebola?
Washington Post
It began in the forested villages of southeastern Guinea. The deaths came slowly in the first weeks.
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Pill epidemic floods methadone treatment clinic - Tbo.com

Pill epidemic floods methadone treatment clinic - Tbo.com | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
Pill epidemic floods methadone treatment clinic
Tbo.com
The country was in the midst of a pain pill epidemic, and Florida was leading the way. Illegal “pill mills” flourished, and the numbers of drug overdoses shot up.
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Chicago Sues Big Pharma For Helping Cause Epidemic Levels Of Prescription ... - ThinkProgress

Chicago Sues Big Pharma For Helping Cause Epidemic Levels Of Prescription ... - ThinkProgress | Epidemiology Research | Scoop.it
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