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  • Dear Pharmacist: If you think Lyme disease is bad, meet Babesia

    Dear Pharmacist: If you think Lyme disease is bad, meet Babesia
    Would you tell a friend or colleague you think she may have an infection that's almost impossible to cure? I encountered this situation while driving to a conference in Orlando with a colleague who has been suffering strange and uncomfortable symptoms...
  • Dutch report details European superbug outbreak linked to faulty scopes

    Dutch report details European superbug outbreak linked to faulty scopes
    More than a year before a medical scope infected patients with a superbug at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers, a similar outbreak in the Netherlands prompted Dutch regulators to ask the manufacturer to prove the device was safe. Olympus Corp....
  • Stopping bird flu starts at dinner

    Several years ago, I had a friend named Apollo. He would struggle to his feet as soon as he saw me and carefully shuffle to my side. His little sounds of happiness filled the air as I scratched and petted him. He ignored virtually every other human, but...
  • Liberia cautiously marks end of Ebola after 4,700 deaths

    On the day Mercy Kennedy lost her mother to Ebola, it was hard to imagine a time when Liberia would be free from one of the world's deadliest viruses. It had swept through the 9-year-old's neighborhood, killing people house by house. Neighbors were so...
  • Painkiller addiction spawns new Hepatitis C threat

    Public health officials are bracing for a new wave of hepatitis C infections, one unleashed by the epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction. The blood-borne virus, on the decline nationally until a few years ago, is rising rapidly among...
  • Liberia declared Ebola free, though risks remain, WHO warns

    Liberia declared Ebola free, though risks remain, WHO warns
    Just over 13 months since Liberia’s first case of Ebola, the West African nation Saturday was declared free of the deadly disease, 42 days after the burial of the last fatal victim on March 28. In the world’s worst outbreak since Ebola&...
  • Threat from food-borne illnesses shifts to new pathogens, CDC report says

    Threat from food-borne illnesses shifts to new pathogens, CDC report says
    The risk of infection from eating food tainted with a common type of salmonella or a dangerous strain of E. coli fell significantly in 2014, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s...
  • Marijuana pills fail to ease dementia symptoms

    Marijuana pills fail to ease dementia symptoms
    Pills containing an extract of marijuana do not significantly ease some of dementia's most difficult symptoms, including agitation, aggression and nighttime wandering, says the largest-ever study testing the safety and effectiveness of...
  • Chicago food safety inspectors overlook hundreds of day cares

    Chicago food safety inspectors overlook hundreds of day cares
    Chicago health inspectors failed to visit hundreds of day cares that prepare and serve food to young children last year, an oversight city officials attributed to "human error." State health rules say day cares must be inspected twice a year if they...
  • St. Charles RR Donnelley employee tests positive for tuberculosis

    An employee at St. Charles' RR Donnelley campus has tested positive for tuberculosis, Kane County health officials said. The employee had a positive TB test a few weeks ago and hasn't returned to work, said Dan Eder, assistant director for community...
  • Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

    Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and...