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Colonies of E. coli bacteria grown on a Hektoen enteric (HE) agar plate are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CDC/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Sees First Case Of Bacteria Resistant To All Antibiotics

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

May 27, 2016

Yes, Leprosy Is Still A Thing

Believe it or not, Leprosy, a disease that’s been documented since Biblical times, still exists in the United States today.

November 7, 2014

Eggs: To Refrigerate Or Not

Is it dangerous to store eggs outside the refrigerator?  The answer depends on where you buy your eggs, or more accurately where you live. In the U.S., eggs are generally sold from a refrigerated section of the supermarket and stored that way at home. If we buy eggs at a farm stand or farmer’s market […]

September 16, 2014

Bacteria In Your Gut May Hold The Key To Disease

Don’t freak out, but all of us contain millions of bacteria both on the inside and the outside. And scientists tell us that that’s a good thing, especially the bacteria in our innards, you know our guts. The health-trend word for all the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other stuff hanging out in our bodies is […]

August 27, 2014

Childhood Vaccines Save 731,700 Lives And $1.7 Trillion, CDC Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children born between 1994 and 2013 over their entire lifetimes, according to a […]

April 24, 2014

Study Supports Five-Second Rule, But Should You? Probably Not

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal A new study appears to validate what every 12-year-old knows: If you drop food on the floor, you have five seconds until it becomes contaminated. Biology students at Aston University in Birmingham, England, tested the time-honored five-second rule and claim to have found some truth to it. The […]

March 24, 2014

Report Finds Contamination In Most Chicken Sold In U.S.

New York (AFP) – Almost all of the raw chicken sold in the U.S. contains potentially harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports published Thursday. The magazine tested 316 raw chicken breasts in 26 states and “found potentially harmful bacteria lurking in almost all of the chicken, including […]

January 8, 2014