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  • FDA faces more scrutiny in Congress over response to superbug outbreaks

    FDA faces more scrutiny in Congress over response to superbug outbreaks
    Joining others in Congress, Sen. Patty Murray has called on the Food and Drug Administration to fully investigate medical scopes tied to recent superbug outbreaks at hospitals across the country. Speaking at Senate Health, Education, Labor and...
  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

    Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer
    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put...
  • 'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital

    A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope. The latest cases came at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the four patients were infected...
  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put the...
  • Advocates to push vaccine legislation at Ohio Statehouse

    The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation. The Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio has organized an event Tuesday to...
  • 'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

    Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life. Together, documentarian Hogan and actress...
  • Md. should limit antibiotics in food

    Md. should limit antibiotics in food
    Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat ear infections, post-surgery infections and even illnesses such as pneumonia, but what good are these medicines if our bodies build up resistance? The overuse of antibiotics in livestock ultimately leads to...
  • Airport screening misses more than half of infected travelers, study says

    Airport screening misses more than half of infected travelers, study says
    Scary news if you are flying any time soon: Airport screening procedures to stop the spread of infectious diseases miss half to three-quarters of infected travelers who make it to their destinations, according to a new university study. The study,...
  • Timonium family has scare with baby botulism

    Timonium family has scare with baby botulism
    Vibrant with big blue eyes and brown hair with a tint of red, 5-month-old Madison "Maddie" Wright had reached all her developmental milestones; she could roll over, sit up on her own and hold her head up. Then, one day in January, her abilities began...
  • Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name

    Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name
    If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith. His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...
  • Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms

    Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms
    Wearing name tags, they sit around tables, with paper handouts full of research spread around them. Within reach are pens and paper. Also within reach, on the floor, are crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Their attention is on Dr. Meg Lawton, a...