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This 2002 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the kind of listeria bacteria that is behind some food poisoning outbreaks. (Elizabeth White/CDC via AP)
Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searchesA new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Another Synthetic Pot User Dead in IllinoisAnother person in Illinois has died after using synthetic marijuana, reports the Chicago Tribune . The central Illinois woman, who was in her 30s, is the fourth person to die in the state after apparent use of the tainted substance. She's the third central Illinois victim; the fourth was from Chicago....
Newser16 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 24, 2012, file photo shows a plate of butternut Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and roasted cubes of butternut squash. U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday, April 25, 2018, that at least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 casesU.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states
The Associated Press17 hours ago
What It's Like to Be Nearly Killed by E. ColiWhen Maggie Menditto first came down with troubling symptoms including abdominal cramps and "blood coming out of new and terrifying places," doctors thought she had colitis. She was placed on antibiotics in the hospital, but soon she was throwing up every hour and an infectious disease doctor diagnosed her with...
Newser18 hours ago
A Polish flag flies above supporters of 23-month old Alfie Evans who is the subject of a life-support treatment dispute, outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, Wednesday April 25, 2018.  Britain's Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans, to be allowed to take him to Italy and continue his life support, against the wishes of his doctors and judges. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans lose UK court appealBritain's Court of Appeal has rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to take him to Italy and continue his life support, against the wishes of his doctors and judges
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This undated photo provided by Wheeler Lab shows the reconfigurable lab-on-a-chip platform. Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. (Wheeler Lab via AP)
Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaksCheap, portable test may help identify people susceptible to disease outbreaks in refugee camps, other remote locations
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Judge Rules Tiny 'Warrior' Can't Go to Rome for More TreatmentA UK High Court judge may have deemed his decision Tuesday "the final chapter" in the case of little Alfie Evans, but Alfie's parents aren't ready to accept that ending. The BBC and Guardian report on the court's ruling that the seriously ill 23-month-old—who suffers from a rare degenerative...
Newser1 day ago
This image provided by Juul Labs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 shows the company's e-cigarette device. On Tuesday, federal health officials announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. Juul Labs says it monitors retailers to ensure they are following the law, and its age verification system searches public records and sometimes requires customers to upload a photo ID. (Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
Juul maker to invest $30M to combat underage vapingThe maker of the much-debated e-cigarette brand Juul says it will spend $30 million to try to keep its products from underage users
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, center, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, walks down a stairwell to avoid reporters and cameras as he leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fightingThe White House is defending embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, pointing to his record of service as physician to Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, center, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, walks down a stairwell to avoid reporters and cameras as he leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA postVeterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson is fighting to convince lawmakers and the White House of his leadership abilities
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This March 8, 2017 file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George, who will turn 94 in June 2018, was hospitalized Sunday, April 22, 2018, with sepsis, an infection that spread to his bloodstream It's a serious condition at any age, but he is said to be responding to treatments and recovering. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?Former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife Barbara's funeral has raised questions about whether stress or a broken heart played a role
The Associated Press1 day ago
This image provided by Juul Labs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 shows the company's e-cigarette device. On Tuesday, federal health officials announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. Juul Labs says it monitors retailers to ensure they are following the law, and its age verification system searches public records and sometimes requires customers to upload a photo ID. (Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kidsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand after months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators
The Associated Press1 day ago
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