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BBC – Future – Desert land that can fight superbugs

When looking out over the deserted landscape of the Valle de la Luna, the idea seems counter-intuitive. What can the world's driest desert, home to some of the most extreme levels of ultraviolet radiation on earth, have to do with fighting disease? But as Michael Goodfellow, a microbiologist at Newcastle University, explains, the Atacama Desert's inhospitality is exactly what can …

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Rabid bat found in downtown Minneapolis

State health officials say a bat found in downtown Minneapolis this week has tested positive for rabies – and they'd like to talk to anyone who may have contacted the animal. The bat was found near the corner of Marquette Avenue and Sixth Street at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. "A group of work colleagues … captured it while it was …

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Massachusetts girl attacked by rabid skunk during family BBQ

A rabid skunk went wild in a Boston area garden this week and dropped his teeth into a terrified 2-year-old girl and attacked firefighters who tried to fight it with a fire extinguisher, according to reports. Fatima Elkhouly and her mother, Mai, who hails from Egypt, had never seen a skunk before when the malicious forest creature was maliciously charged …

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Study illuminates vitamin E theory – rolling stones

In recent weeks, the tone of the discussion of health problems raised by vaping has evolved from silent worry to full-blown nationwide panic. With hundreds of cases of mysterious, gun-related lung problems reported in more than 33 states, and more than six gun-related deaths reported in the United States, the potential health problems that can arise from gunfire are now …

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CDC limits the investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease

THC may be blamed in Minnesota for serious respiratory diseases linked to vaping. Max Faulkner | Tribune News Service | Getty Images U.S. Health officials have limited their investigation into a mysterious lung disease that killed at least six people to 380 "probable" and "confirmed" cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Doctors suspect vaping as a …

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Berks doctor overwrites opioid pills, investigators say

The suspect, Robert W. Schorschinsky, is a physician at Penn Family Medicine in Exeter Township. A physician practicing in Berks County has been accused of recklessly prescribing pain pills, which allowed his employees to illegally get them for street sales that helped drive the opioid epidemic. The charges against Dr. Robert W. Schorschinsky, 61, culminated in a two-year investigation into …

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First hepatitis A death reported since the Colorado outbreak began last year

DENVER – A Denver resident has died of hepatitis A, the first reported death since an outbreak of the infectious virus began in the state last year, health officials announced on Thursday. The victim had "risk factors consistent" with other patients in the outbreak, according to a Colorado State Department of Public Health and Environment news release. Officials have said …

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DPH: 11 people in CT admitted with lung damage possibly linked to vaping | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut health officials recommend residents stop using e-cigarette and vaping products after 11 people were hospitalized with serious lung injuries. Six more Connecticut residents were hospitalized for severe lung disease possibly related to using e-cigarettes or vaping, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 11. The first case was reported on August 14. …

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Vaccines: Trends, mistrust and consequences

A boy is vaccinated against diphtheria and measles at Pasig City Elementary School on July 16, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ​​ABS-CBN News / file photo Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives but the degree of immunization has stagnated in recent years over the years, partly because of fake news that claims vaccinations can cause measles, autism or sterility. Here …

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