When it comes to a disease as frightening as Ebola, it may be comforting to know teams of scientists are working to understand possible future scenarios: How the virus might spread, and how that could be best stopped.
Scientists from a dozen universities have been tasked by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to model possible future scenarios for the path of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. The group is known as MIDAS for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.
Surprised by a growing epidemic of heroin and pain killer abuse, state officials held a summit meeting today to talk about why 900 Virginians lost their lives to opiate-based drugs last year and what should be done about it.
Honesty Liller was not the girl you’d expect to be a heroin addict. She grew-up in a middle-class household near Richmond in a two-parent family, graduated from high school at 16 and had an after school job. She also started drinking and using drugs at the age of 12.