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Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, a flu vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Events Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday ...
FDA Weaponizes 'Opioid' Label Against Kratom Consumers
Kratom, a Thai medicinal plant known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, is often taken in the form of capsules containing dried, pulverized leaves. (Photo by Shutterstock). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement on Tuesday ...
She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her ...
Human eggs grown in lab offer 'promising' insight into fertility
(CNN) Scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed, in a first-of-its-kind study, that they were able to grow human eggs in a lab. Their achievement could someday lead to new fertility treatments. The eggs were developed from ...
CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Raw-meat pet food tainted with salmonella sickens 2 Minnesota children
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Two Minnesota children suffered salmonella infections and illnesses after coming in contact with bacteria from tainted pet food, the state Health Department reported Friday. Testing found the same salmonella DNA patterns in the siblings, one of whom ...
Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch
It's hard to imagine that a blue dye sold in pet food stores in the U.S. to fight fungal infections in tropical fish could be a potent weapon against malaria. A study published this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showed that might be possible ...
This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn't harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the ...
Mississippi Announces Dead Deer Found With Fatal Disease
U.S. News & World Report
Mississippi's efforts to keep out a debilitating deer disease appear to have failed, as the state announced Friday that a dead deer in Issaquena County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Feb. 9, 2018, at 6:01 p.m.. Mississippi Announces ...
Americans are abusing over-the-counter drugs as well as opioids, study shows
Americans aren't just abusing prescription opioid painkillers — they're taking too much of the over-the-counter stuff as well. Nearly one in five users of popular headache remedies like Advil or Aleve admitted exceeding the recommended daily maximum ...
New York Times
Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn't Tell the Whole Story
New York Times
The assignment from Nichole Ward's microbiology professor was simple: Choose a location, open a petri dish for three minutes and observe what grew over the next two days. No one's sample came back clean — a foregone conclusion given that a petri dish ...