Wednesday
May112016

NY school poised for deep clean after students get norovirus 

Bayport-Blue Point High School on Long Island in New York was disinfected after several students returned from a trip with norovirus.

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Pesticide found in popular breakfast foods, test finds

Glyphosate, the most widely used agricultural herbicide, was found in 11 of 24 breakfast food samples tested recently. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) conducted the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

A substantial portion of E. coli urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children were resistant to commonly used antibiotics, both in first world countries and less developed parts of the world, according to a meta-analysis.

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Friday
Mar112016

The FDA Just Found Widespread Salmonella Contamination in Spices

The FDA first started looking into the issue of salmonella in your spice cabinet back in 2013. After two years and more than 7,000 spice batches tested, the agency reported on Friday that spices are more than twice (6.6 percent) as likely as any other imported food to be contaminated with salmonella.

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Friday
Mar112016

Deadly superbugs from hospitals get stronger in the sewers and could end up in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced they had discovered a lethal superbug — the same one that caused outbreaks at UCLA and two other Los Angeles-area hospitals — in sewage at one of sewage treatment plants.

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Friday
Mar112016

CDC Reports 1 in 7 Hospital-Acquired Infections Now Caused By Antibiotic-Resistant Super Bugs

One in every 25 patients develops an infection during a stay in a hospital and many of these hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. “Chilling” and “deeply concerning” is how Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director, describes the new Vital Signs report outlining the prevalence of hospital infections.

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Thursday
Feb182016

Why Zika is ‘much more insidious, cunning and evil’ than Ebola

Global health authorities and government officials are mobilizing to battle the fast-spreading Zika virus, sending rapid-response teams to affected regions, issuing travel warnings for pregnant women, accelerating vaccine trials and even deploying mosquito-fighting troops to hard-hit areas in Brazil.

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Thursday
Feb182016

More than 5 million people will die from a frightening cause: Breathing

About 5.5 million people around the world die prematurely every year from breathing polluted air, and the majority of those deaths are occurring in China and India, where factories and coal-fired power plants are fueling economic growth, according to a report released Friday.

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Thursday
Feb182016

Norovirus outbreak suspected at University of Michigan, nearly 100 students sickened

Close to 100 students at the University of Michigan have become ill and health officials at the university suspect its because of the highly contagious norovirus.

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Tuesday
Feb092016

Army anthrax revelations raise oversight concerns

New revelations about systemic safety problems at a huge Army biodefense lab show the need for better oversight and accountability at facilities working with dangerous pathogens.

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