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  • Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

    (Reuters) - More than 700 newborns and 40 employees of a Texas hospital may have been exposed to a worker who had an active case of the sometimes-deadly tuberculosis, health officials said on Friday. The employee, working in a nursery at Providence...
  • How A Shingles Shot Can Prevent Months Of Pain

    More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and...
  • Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • 'The Strain' recap: Beware of your loved ones

    'The Strain' recap: Beware of your loved ones
    If the episode is titled “Loved Ones,” should fans of the hit FX thriller “The Strain” expect an overabundance of missing momma melodrama? Yes, and this is not such a good thing. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, leader of the...
  • Painkillers, sedatives biggest threat when kids get into medicine chest

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications...
  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]

    Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]
    Perdue Farms did the right thing to protect public health ("Perdue Foods says its chicken hatcheries now antibiotic-free," Sept. 3). The company committed to stop administering low doses of antibiotics used in human medicine to their chickens....
  • Ailene Voisin: Most still don't understand domestic abuse

    Ray McDonald is playing football and broadcaster Ted Robinson has been suspended. What's wrong with this picture? Plenty. Everything. Though for very different reasons, both 49ers' employees should be on the sideline Sunday for what was supposed to be...
  • Public health officials go to court to stop man with HIV

    SEATTLE In a very unusual step, King County, Wash., public health officials have gone to court to try to stop a man with HIV who has infected eight partners in the past four years from infecting others. "We're not trying to criminalize sexual behavior...
  • E.coli kills two girls in Pacific Northwest, boy hospitalized

    E.coli kills two girls in Pacific Northwest, boy hospitalized
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two young girls have died and a boy was hospitalized in critical condition in the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday after becoming infected with E.coli in two separate incidents, health officials said. Investigations have been...