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I LOVE RISK BITES!!! Ok, there you have it. I confess. Here is part of why I like them so much. You see, I don’t just love Risk Bites. I love a LOT of Youtube science education channels. But of the top science channels on Youtube, the ones with a huge fan base and almost

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When do we quarantine or isolate for ebola

University of Michigan School of Public Health experts discuss the meaning of quarantine and isolation, and explain when such actions are appropriate to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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why don't we have an ebola vaccine?

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers explain why there is no vaccine for Ebola and whether one is likely in the future.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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Could ebola become more dangerous - insights from the Universioty of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers explain how the Ebola virus mutates, and what those mutations could mean for people who become infected by the virus.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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Why is the current ebola outbreak so severe? Insights from the University of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers discuss why the current ebola outbreak is the most severe on record.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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How contagious is ebola? Insights from the university of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers describe the ways the Ebola virus is transmitted to humans.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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How deadly is ebola? Insights from the Umiversity of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers discuss the risks presented by the ebola virus. While the number of people who die from Ebola has been high in some parts of the world, there are good techniques to contain the disease and to treat those who contract it.   More information on ebola and public

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Transmission Electron Micrograph of the Ebola Virus

Ebola case confirmed in Dallas You may have, or not, just heard a news report that came out about 5 PM today. Reports flashed across CNN and BBC and other sites:  “The First Case of Ebola is Diagnosed in US!” And if you are anything like my family members, who have been calling me up in the

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Dr. Ray Bingham is a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and heads the Young Driver Behavior and Injury Prevention Group of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He also leads the U-M Risk Science Center’s Distracted Driving Focus Initiative. How seriously does distracted driving threaten

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An increasing number of patients have direct access to their laboratory test results. This information is intended to encourage greater patient involvement in medical-decision making and self-management.  However, a recent study by Brian Zikmund-Fisher and colleagues suggests that easy access to personal health data isn’t enough. Patients must be able to effectively interpret the data

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