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CDC To Announce Safety Panel

Posted On July 23, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is creating a safety advisory panel after the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu samples. Officials with the CDC say the committee will include experts in the bio-security field who don't have ties to the agency. The CDC has shut down two labs and stopped…

Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage

Posted On July 23, 2014

(Undated) -- The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage. Officials nationwide are asking new and regular donors to step up and help out. Blood donations are down about eight percent over the past eleven weeks. The shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks…

Senators Consider Vets Affairs Nominee

Posted On July 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Senators are considering President Obama's nomination of Robert McDonald to head the embattled Veterans Affairs Department. McDonald is an Army veteran and a former CEO of Procter & Gamble. In a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, McDonald vowed to take steps to reform the management of the VA and turn the department around…

More Exercise Helps Depressed Smokers Quit Faster

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Montreal) -- Exercising more may help depressed smokers quit faster. Recent research shows depressed smokers need twice as much nicotine in a day. They also have a harder time kicking the habit. Canadian scientists found exercise reduces the compulsion to smoke. This proved true even with basic activities like brisk walking. Researchers say exercise should…

Vets Affairs Nominee Testifies In Senate Hearing

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Senators are considering President Obama's nomination of Robert McDonald to head the embattled Veterans Affairs Department. In a Senate confirmation hearing, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders said veterans deserve quality healthcare in a timely manner.   McDonald is an Army veteran and a former CEO of Procter & Gamble. North Carolina Republican Richard…