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Nov 06, 2018

Nov 06, 2018
European Union flag with antibiotic

European study: 33,000 deaths a year from resistant infections

The researchers estimate that 670,000 infections are caused by select antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a year.

Nov 05, 2018

Nov 05, 2018
child antibiotic

Survey finds parents commonly save, share leftover antibiotics

Reasons include self-diagnosis, saving money, and avoiding a doctor's visit.

Nov 05, 2018
LaCroix UN

Ebola total reaches 300 as WHO, UN leaders travel to DRC

Two of the latest confirmed cases involve a mother and her 2-week-old baby.

Nov 02, 2018

Nov 02, 2018
UN Peacekeepers

DRC Ebola total grows by 2; health experts push for high-level support

In other developments, Uganda will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas, and 2 global experts press for more high-level involvement, including US committment.

Nov 02, 2018
romaine farm

FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

Nov 01, 2018

Nov 01, 2018
Donning personal protective equipment in Ebola treatment center

Ebola case found in new DRC area as outbreak hits 285

The DRC health ministry reports 6 cases today, and deaths have climbed to 180.

Nov 01, 2018
Camel with rider

WHO details 8 recent Saudi MERS cases, 3 deaths

Three were hospital contacts in a hospital in Dammam, and two were household contacts in Riyadh.

Oct 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018

Two studies tie early antibiotic exposure to increased obesity risk

Both studies found that antibiotics in the first 2 years of life were associated with increased weight gain. 

Oct 31, 2018
UN Security Council

UN calls down international law in DRC Ebola outbreak

The Security Council passed a resolution to "ensure full, safe, immediate, and unhindered access" in outbreak areas.

Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018
ebola vaccine

Ebola total hits 276 as lasting effect noted for 3 vaccines

Immune response lasted 2.5 years for the vaccines, the longest yet in ongoing studies of Ebola immunization.

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