Disease


E. Coli Outbreak May Be Linked to Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli infections in the U.S. may be linked to romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports warns. A multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections — possibly linked…

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California Company Recalls Vegetables Over Listeria Fears

A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses…

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Child Heart Patients Treated for Rare Surgical Infection

At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children’s Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The hospital’s chief medical…

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A Breakthrough Therapy’s Food for Thought

Last Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new kind of treatment for a type of cancer known as B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in patients under the age…

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California Officials Report 3 West Nile Virus Deaths

California’s Department of Public Health has confirmed three deaths from the West Nile virus, the first this year. This is the peak transmission period for the mosquito-borne disease, which doesn’t…

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Ohio Norovirus Outbreak Tied to Doughnut Shop

County health officials say more than 200 cases of norovirus have been linked to a doughnut shop in northwest Ohio. A spokesman for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says an…

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