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  • 53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

    53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna
    A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. The other...
  • Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

    Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision: Q: Why do farmers use antibiotics in raising animals in the first place?...
  • WHO warns: Careful with names of diseases

    Fresh from stumbling to victory over Ebola in Africa, the World Health Organization has set its sights on a new adversary: disease ... names. Yes, the names. Those who name emerging diseases — scientists, national authorities, even news media...
  • Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

    A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The company recalled all its products last month after listeria was discovered...
  • FDA probe of Jeni's plant finds inadequate testing, cleaning

    FDA probe of Jeni's plant finds inadequate testing, cleaning
    A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was discovered in some ice cream pints. The company recalled all its products last month. There are no...
  • Horse herpes virus surfaces in Illinois, causes cancellation of shows

     Horse herpes virus surfaces in Illinois, causes cancellation of shows
    A herpes virus has afflicted several horses in Illinois this month, according to the state Department of Agriculture. Horse shows throughout the area, including one at St. James Farm in Warrenville, have been called off to curb the spread of the disease....
  • Buffalo Grove family helps organize lupus walk at Montrose Harbor

    Buffalo Grove family helps organize lupus walk at Montrose Harbor
    She hangs out with her dad way more than the typical twentysomething. But Pam Selman is thankful that she can. Her father, Phil, suffers from a disease that presently has no cure and is hard to diagnose, so Pam is spending a good chunk of a time helping...
  • South Korea confirms 3 cases of Mideast respiratory virus

    South Korea said Thursday it has confirmed three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. A 76-year-old man was diagnosed Thursday with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, according to the Korea Centers for...
  • "Argo" subject now battling Parkinson's

    As a career CIA officer, Antonio "Tony" Mendez was a master of disguise. A trained artist, he created counterfeit documents and transformed the looks of clandestine operatives around the world. But after decades of covert missions — most notably,...
  • Johnson& Johnson expects lucrative return on drug pipeline

    Johnson & Johnson is predicting big returns from its prescription drug business, both financially and medically, as it develops treatments and strategies to intervene earlier and prevent or reduce the damage from several conditions, including Alzheimer'...
  • Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico

    A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. While it doesn't present any more of a public health threat than the known strains of the potentially fatal disease, the discovery is...