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CSMLS scare in Saskatoon

Ebola Scare in Saskatoon

You have probably heard about the Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa in early 2014 and continues today. But I bet you have never heard about an Ebola scare in Saskatoon that happened only a few days after the outbreak began in March 2014. For this story for The Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, I […]

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The Anti-Diet: Winning the War on Obesity

The obesity problem is huge, literally. A new report funded by the CDC estimates that 42 percent of American adults could be obese by the year 2030, compared to 33.8 percent in 2007-2008. Obesity is responsible for staggering costs: an extra $190 billion a year in healthcare and more than $73 billion a year in lost productivity. […]

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Research Finds Faster Treatment for Latent TB

3-month weekly therapy as safe and effective as 9-month daily therapy If you had latent tuberculosis—infection with TB bacteria that could flare up into active disease–which treatment therapy would you choose: a three-month therapy of 12 weekly doses or a nine-month therapy of 270 daily doses? According to a multinational study by the Centers for […]

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Promising Breakthroughs Against Malaria

What will it take to eradicate malaria from the globe? Right now, there are a record number of projects in the pipeline to fight malaria, thanks to a four-fold increase in annual research and development funds worldwide, from $121 million in 1993 to $612 million in 2009. Exciting projects underway include: late stage investigational research […]

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FDA Approves First Rapid Detection Test for MRSA

FDA Clears First Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superbug MRSA

This is my health news story published last spring on GE Healthy Outlook about the first rapid diagnostic test for the highly resistant superbug MRSA. New technology test helps fight infection sooner MRSA, or methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a superbug bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics like methicillin. MRSA emerged in health care settings in the 1960s […]

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HealthMap Visualizes Global Disease Outbreaks

Where in the world is an infectious disease outbreak occurring right now? Is it in your neighborhood? What is the status of potential pandemics in other countries? This information is only a click away at HealthMap, the leading global data visualization for aggregating infectious disease data on an interactive visual map. You can access HealthMap via […]

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