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Federal health officials are advising consumers to throw away romaine lettuce and salad mixes amid a nationwide outbreak of E. coli infections linked to California’s Salinas Valley. Forty people in 16 states have been sickened, 28 of them seriously enough to require hospitalization, the U.S. Centers

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Nov. 22 --Lab-altered mosquitoes have made a big dent in the spread of dengue fever, researchers report. How? Australian scientists released mosquitoes carrying a bacteria that prevents transmission of the dengue virus. The strategy resulted in a 76 percent decrease in dengue transmission in a commu

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An 80-year-old woman in Russia whose alleged skepticism of doctors reportedly kept her from seeking help for a growth in her abdomen finally had the 33-pound mass removed after 20 years. The woman, whose identity is being withheld by Russian media, was reportedly restricted to a liquid diet because

Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria Invaded Woman's Eye Sockets
A woman developed an infection with "flesh-eating" bacteria in her eye sockets — a highly unusual place for the life-threatening infection to take hold, according to a new case report. The 58-year-old woman went to the emergency room after she developed eye pain and swelling that had become progress   Live Science  
Trump says ban of some flavored e-cigarette products could lead to illegal sales
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday expressed concerns that enacting his administration’s proposed ban on many flavored e-cigarette and vaping products would lead to people obtaining them illegally. Trump also raised worries during a raucous meeting with public health and in   Reuters  
Fight is not over, says winner of vaginal mesh implant court victory
(CNN)The woman at the center of a landmark legal victory against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over defective vaginal mesh implants said the battle has been won "but the war will still go on.   CNN  
700 Tapeworms Found Inside Man's Body After He Complained Of Headaches, Likely Caused From Eating Uncooked Meat
Doctors found 700 tapeworms in a man’s brain and chest after he complained of continuous headaches and seizures. The incident took place in Hangzhou, China, last week. The man, identified as 43-year-old Zhu Zhong-fa, went to First Affiliated Hospital of College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, and   International Business Times  
Identification of two novel breast cancer loci through large-scale genome-wide association study in the Japanese population
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women worldwide. Based on the report of Cancer Statistics in Japan 2018 1, it is estimated that the incidence of breast cancer will rise to 86,500 in the year 2018, which comprise approximately 20% of all ...   Nature  
North Shore swimmer Conor Dwyer, aiming to qualify for his 3rd Olympics, sought treatment to get his ‘mojo’ back. Then he was accused of doping.
After two Olympics, four world championship meets and a slew of international medals, Winnetka-reared swimmer Conor Dwyer was still near the top of his sport last year, notching times that ranked him among the fastest Americans in the pool. Out of the ...   Chicago Tribune  
Seventh Annual U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Key Insights for Industry Leaders
Headlined by CMS Administrator Seema Verma and CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, the forum convened hundreds of healthcare executives and professionals to Washington, D.C. Nov. 22, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. Washington, D.C. - The nation's leading hospital and healthcare experts convened in Washington, D.C., Nov.   U.S. News & World Report  
Column: UC contracts place religious restrictions on treatment and training at its medical schools
Religious restrictions on healthcare have been developing into a public health crisis of the first order. New disclosures show how deeply these restrictions have infiltrated an institution that should be a bulwark against them: the University of California. Clinical and educational training contract   Los Angeles Times  
U.S. health officials warn of eastern equine encephalitis outbreak
Nov. 21 (UPI) --An old disease transmitted by mosquitoes called eastern equine encephalitis has reared its head in eight U.S. states so far in 2019, but health officials emphasize there's no need to bug out. In a commentary published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, officials from th   UPI.com  
Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue
WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquit   Houston Chronicle