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  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so...
  • Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...
  • Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared

    Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared
    Throughout the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, health officials have feared that widespread transmission would give rise to an even more virulent and contagious form of the virus. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests...
  • County women walk to raise awareness, funds for MS

    Lisa Martin and Kati Townsley, both Carroll County residents, will be participating in Walk MS in Westminster April 26. The event is one of many designed and organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds and awareness for Multiple...
  • Regular veterinary visits can catch any problems early

    Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference March 12-15 in Tampa, Fla. Q: I read your recent column on the decline in veterinary visits. We have five cats, ranging from 3 to 14 years old....
  • Likely botulism case diagnosed at Minot hospital, infant OK

    A likely case of botulism has been diagnosed in an infant at a hospital in Minot, but state health officials said Thursday that they believe it's an isolated case and don't expect other children or adults to come down with the rare and potentially fatal...
  • For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits

    For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits
    To date, no living person has gotten a definitive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy - the constellation of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms that appears to result from repeated blows to the head. The definition of the disease itself...
  • Study: Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease

    A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests. Scans of 14 retired football players at risk for the...
  • Minnesota reports 2 more bird flu cases

    Keeping wild waterfowl from spreading bird flu to Minnesota turkey farms won't be easy, the state veterinarian said as officials announced the sixth and seventh cases of the disease in the country's top turkey-producing state. Officials say it's too...
  • Vermont Health Department says 3 more test positive for TB

    Three more students have tested positive for tuberculosis at the Charlotte Center School, but none of the students and adults who have tested positive for exposure to the disease since January have developed active cases of the disease and there is no...
  • Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that...