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CBS News
California botulism outbreak tied to gas station nacho cheese sauce
CBS News
California health inspectors have linked last week's botulism outbreak -- a rare and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning -- to a nacho cheese sauce traced back to a mom-and-pop gas station in Walnut Grove, CBS Sacramento reports. Outside, Valley Oak ...

CNN
'Kissing bug' disease more deadly than thought
CNN
(CNN) The nickname given to the insects that spread Chagas disease is somewhat bittersweet: kissing bugs. Their name stems from the fact that they like biting humans around their lips and faces as they sleep, after which they defecate into the wound ...

Live Science
'Crypto' Parasite Top Culprit for Pool-Related Illnesses
Live Science
If you got sick from swimming in a pool last summer, there's a good chance it was due to a tiny parasite called Cryptosporidium. The parasite, which causes cryptosporidiosis, or "crypto" for short, is the leading cause of recreational water-associated ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As fentanyl use spreads, states step up responses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
FREDERICK, Md. — A billboard on a main highway tallies the number of residents in this mostly rural county who have overdosed on prescription painkillers, heroin and other illicit opioids this year: 96 overdoses, 15 of them fatal. What the sign doesn ...

NPR
New Laws In The UK And EU Further Restrict Tobacco Industry
NPR
In recent months, some Brits have expressed their distaste for European Union regulations — a frustration that helped motivate the Brexit vote last summer. But this weekend, new regulations on the tobacco industry came into force in the United Kingdom ...

KATU
How to protect your family during tick season
ABC News
As temperatures rise and kids and pets across the U.S. return to playing outdoors, they're more likely than ever to come in contact with ticks -- and in some cases, experts warn, the dangers could be fatal. Last week in Oregon, Amanda Lewis posted a ...

NPR
Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility
NPR
The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries. Scientists have used a 3-D printer to create a mouse ovary capable of producing healthy offspring. And ...

Patch.com
1st Rabies, West Nile Virus Cases Reported In Michigan
Patch.com
A big brown bat tested positive for rabies, and three birds — a turkey and two crows — had West Nile Virus, Michigan officials say. By Beth Dalbey (Patch National Staff) - May 19, 2017 3:34 pm ET. 1st Rabies, West Nile Virus Cases Reported In Michigan.

Miami Herald
Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds
ABC News
Mosquito bites aren't just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports ...

CBS News
State lawmakers move to classify "stealthing" as rape
CBS News
A California lawmaker wants to expand the definition of rape to include "stealthing," the act of removing a condom during intercourse without consent. California state Rep. Cristina Garcia introduced a new bill, AB 1033, on Monday that aims to classify ...

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