News tagged with public health emergency

Using Twitter to track flu, Lady Gaga

Interested in the number of tweets about the flu in recent days, weeks or months? Whether the tweets are positive or negative? How they are dispersed geographically down to the street level? Words commonly used with flu? ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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EPA blamed for delaying asbestos study in Montana

(AP)—Internal investigators have faulted the Environmental Protection Agency over years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Environment
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Live pathogens: Rapid detection technique developed

(—Los Alamos researchers have developed a better technique for quick detection of live pathogens in the field. Identification of viable bacteria in a complex environment is scientifically challenging. Current detection ...

dateJan 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Obama warns of cyber threats to US

President Barack Obama warned of cyber threats to critical US infrastructure and called on Congress to take action in an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal.

dateJul 20, 2012 in Internet
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Sewage-tainted floodwaters threaten public health

(AP) -- Nasty floodwaters from the remnants of Lee and Irene - tainted with sewage and other toxins - threaten public health in parts of the Northeast by direct exposure or the contamination of private water wells, officials ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Environment
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