News tagged with public health officials

Controversial research on bird flu

In a top-security lab in the Netherlands, scientists guard specimens of a super-killer influenza that slays half of those it infects and spreads easily from victim to victim.

Dec 28, 2011
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US tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science.

Nov 25, 2013
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You could be sick ... but probably not

Do you automatically assume that a headache is a brain tumor? Do you worry that a minor cut could lead to flesh-eating bacteria ravaging a limb and requiring massive surgical intervention?

Aug 14, 2012
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Nutrient-based tax could cut nation's medical bills

(Medical Xpress)—To reduce obesity-related disease in America, many policymakers and public health officials have proposed either taxing products that make us fat or taxing individual nutrients in fattening ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Latest illnesses point to raw milk's popularity

(AP) -- An outbreak of bacterial infections on the East Coast illustrates the popularity of raw, unpasteurized milk despite strong warnings from public health officials about the potential danger.

Feb 03, 2012
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