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Jul 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
McDonald's salad

Cyclospora outbreaks grow in Midwest, Texas

More cases have been reported in 2 outbreaks, one linked to Del Monte veggie trays and the other to McDonald's salads.

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Novartis headquarters

Novartis drops antibiotic development program

The decision means the firm will no longer work on several antimicrobial projects in development.

Jul 12, 2018
Sick daughter on mom's lap

BARDA support paves way for at-home flu tests

BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.

Jul 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018
Migraine in young man

Study details neuro, psychological problems in Ebola survivors

Depression, headaches, and insomnia are just some of the often debilitating symptoms.

Jul 11, 2018
Tuberculosis in lungs

South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline

"Our results justify consideration for revised recommendations from WHO and wider use of bedaquiline," the authors write.

Jul 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018
Red fox in the wild

Clues in forest food web help predict Lyme risk

Among the findings: abundant acorns and few predators of rodents help boost tick levels.

Jul 09, 2018

Jul 09, 2018
Man with oxygen mask

UK officials recommend limits on antibiotics for COPD

COPD patients often get multiple courses of antibiotics that may be inappropriate.

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018
Blood transfusion bags

FDA revises Zika testing for blood donations to allow pooled screening

The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.

Jul 05, 2018

Jul 05, 2018
puzzle pieces

Study: For antibiotics, good things may come in pairs

Promising pairings still need testing in animals and humans, and scientists are looking for more drug combos in their data.

Jul 03, 2018

Jul 03, 2018
VA healthcare

VA study shows antibiotic overprescribing is rule, not exception

The detailed look at prescribing at a VA hospital, which was high, hints that national estimates may be too low.

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