Tue., November 20, 2012 11:00am
A consortium of malaria researchers in Georgia has received a five-year federal contract worth up to $19.4 million. The team plans to study and catalog in molecular detail how malaria parasites interact with their human and animal hosts. That information could be used to develop and evaluate new diagnostic tools, antimalarial drugs and vaccines.
Wed., October 3, 2012 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving $2.5 million to the Georgia Department of Public Health to identify HIV-positive patients with treatment.
Thu., August 2, 2012 10:02am
Health officials say West Nile virus season is off to a menacing start, with more serious illnesses reported so far this year than any since 2004. The bulk are in Texas, especially around the Dallas area, though two cases have been reported in metro Atlanta.
Tue., July 17, 2012 4:07pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is trying to reduce stigma and complacency around HIV and AIDS with a new advertising and social media blitz featuring Americans living with the disease. The campaign is launching initially in six cities, including Atlanta.
Mon., June 18, 2012 2:52pm
Half of new HIV infections and AIDS diagnoses in 2009 were in the South, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data that is getting the attention of some of the region’s federal representatives. A Congressional roundtable Tuesday will begin the search for solutions.
Thu., June 14, 2012 7:58am
A $214 million bioterror germ lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems, government documents and internal e-mails show.
Thu., June 7, 2012 6:59pm
A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes.
Thu., June 7, 2012 12:20pm
Health officials say more than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving. That's from the first government statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens.
Mon., January 2, 2012 2:44pm
Federal funding cuts mean the state likely will have to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS prevention workers this month. The state is losing nearly $4 million in federal support for prevention programs.
Mon., December 12, 2011 6:05am
New app for smart phone could save lives. It recognizes your location and sends emergency alerts. Also provides evacuation routes and shelter information.