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Listeria Outbreak Hits California and Maryland

Listeria Outbreak Kills 1 Person
Listeria outbreak, linked to cheese, infected 8 people. One person killed by this multistate Listeria outbreak and 7 persons are also hospitalized in in California and Maryland.
Read more Feb 22 2014, 12:43pm CST

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Progress in understanding immune response in severe schistosomiasis

Source: Science Daily

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A mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, has been discovered by researchers. Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world. The study in mice may also offer targets for intervention and amelioration of the disease. Although schistosomiasis is not contracted in the United States or Europe, the World Health Organization reports that this neg ...
Full article at: Science Daily 16 hours ago, 9:13am CDT

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Scientists report new approach to restore penicillin's combat effectiveness against bacterial infections


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Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-call ...
Full article at: 21 hours ago, 4:00am CDT

Listeria Outbreak Causes One Death

Listeria Outbreak Causes One Death
A multistate outbreak of Listeria, linked to cheese, has caused one death and seven hospitalizations in California and Maryland. Eight people were infected altogether and one of them died. Two of the affected were pregnant females.
Read more Feb 22 2014, 3:30am CST

Yuck of the week: Amoeba makes you sick by chewing on and spitting out bits of intestine

Source: Med City News

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A gut-eating amoeba (green) nibbles on a live human cell (purple) under the microscope. The parasite chews on the cell before killing and discarding it. The suffering stomach bugs cause are bad enough, but what’s worse is how a certain amoeba create food poisoning that can last months. NPR reported on a new discovery: The single-cell animal bites off tiny chunks of intestine, chews on them for a while and then spits them out, microbiologists last week i ...
Full article at: Med City News 2 days ago, 6:42am CDT

You're Most Likely to Get Food Poisoned at a Restaurant

Source: The Huffington Post: Canada Edition

Americans love to eat out, preferably several times a week, according to the Nation's Restaurant News, a publication for the restaurant industry. At the same time, there is growing concern that restaurant food may not be as healthy as it should be. On top of worries over portion sizes and excessive fat, salt and sugar content -- all believed to contribute to weight problems -- a new study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest ( ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: Canada Edition 3 days ago, 9:43pm CDT

Pneumonia Coding Variations May Bias Hospital Comparisons

Source: Medscape

Variations in coding for pneumonia may bias hospital risk-standardized mortality rates, depending on whether pneumonia is the primary or secondary diagnosis. ...
Full article at: Medscape 5 days ago, 4:55pm CDT

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Cold Remedies: Zinc Could Help Reduce Length Of Illness

Source: The Huffington Post: Canada Edition

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While there is still no cure for the common cold, there is one way to make sure the symptoms are over as quickly as possible. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers concluded that zinc supplements taken at the first signs of a cold could reduce the duration of symptoms by as much as half. It may start with a sneeze, a runny nose, or a cough. Regardless of how it begins, you know you ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: Canada Edition 5 days ago, 4:09pm CDT

Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

Source: CBS Denver

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Okay, you’ve got  to be quick on the draw and get that tissue up fast the next time your nose erupts! Or, that crook of the elbow to your mouth the next time a cough volcanos out of your lungs! New research says uninhibited sneezes and coughs travel a lot farther than we ever thought. How far? Let’s put it this way. the next time a co-worker sneezes or coughs way across the room, it’s time to run for cover. Or…. hold your breath for an hour. For that matter, a cough or sneeze on another ...
Full article at: CBS Denver 6 days ago, 9:04pm CDT

Norovirus Yellowstone Outbreak

Norovirus Yellowstone Outbreak
There have been reports of an outbreak of the notorious Norovirus in Yellowstone National Park. Over 200 people have been infected and are showing various symptoms related to the illness.
Read more Jun 24 2013, 4:54am CDT


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