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Survey: Nearly 2 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia

Posted On September 26, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- An alarming survey by the CDC reveals nearly two-million young adults have chlamydia. About five-percent of sexually active females aged 14- to 24-years-old have it. As the disease is common and does not typically show symptoms, less than half of young people are getting tested for it and most don't know they…

Mass Vaccination Could Eliminate Rabies In Dogs

Posted On September 26, 2014

(Undated) -- Rabies could be wiped out worldwide with mass vaccinations of dogs. That's what researchers from Washington State University argue in an article published Thursday in the journal "Science." The virus can affect many different animals, but researchers say dogs are the main source of rabies infections in people. Although vaccines are available to…

Study Says Only Half Of Gay Men With HIV Getting Treatment

Posted On September 26, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Of the nearly 600-thousand gay and bisexual men in the U.S. with HIV, only one-half of them are getting treatment. A CDC study says of the 50-percent who are actually seeking treatment, only 42-percent of them have the virus under control. The right combination and dosage of HIV medication is crucial to…

Obama Sounds New Warnings About Ebola Outbreak

Posted On September 25, 2014

(United Nations) -- President Obama is sounding new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak.   Speaking at the UN, the President called Ebola an urgent threat to West Africa and a potential threat to the world. Obama warned about a possible humanitarian catastrophe and said it also represents a growing threat to regional and global…

Three FDNY Members Die Of 9-11 Illnesses

Posted On September 25, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City's fire department is mourning the deaths of three retired firefighters who passed on the same day from 9-11 related Illnesses. Scott Pringle reports.   Play Clip