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Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

Viral outbreak! The CDC has an app for that

Mar 1, 2013
You can identify the source of an outbreak, based on actual cases investigated by the Centers for Disease Control.
Posted In: disease, app

Flu season could cost economy billions

Jan 10, 2013
CDC says bad flu outbreak may cost employers $10 billion in health care costs alone.
Posted In: flu, disease, workplace

The bitter pill of globalization

Jan 7, 2013
A robust global economy spreads wealth -- and pandemics like the flu, SARS, even the plague.
Posted In: Health, disease

Funding the fight against malaria

Sep 17, 2012
Public health experts discuss a new way to bring down the cost of treatment.
Posted In: malaria, disease

West Nile virus hits Dallas, Texas

Aug 17, 2012
The city of Dallas Texas has authorized the first aerial spraying of pesticides since the 1960s to stop an outbreak of West Nile virus. Dallas County has seen nearly 200 cases of the mosquito born illness and ten deaths.
Posted In: mosquito, disease, West Nile

The growth of the genetic testing industry

Mar 12, 2012
A new study that predicts that Americans could be spending $25 billion a year by the end of this decade on genetics testing. It's believed that the prospect of being able to sequence whole genomes at an affordable cost now is really a gamechanger.
Posted In: Health, genetics, disease