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The ICU of Solitude
Healthcare-associated infections, also know as nosocomial infections, are all too common. A new study has found one way to reduce such infections in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Race and Colorectal Cancer Screening
According to new research, the likelihood of individuals getting screened for colorectal cancer differs across geographic and racial lines.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.
This Clover Isn't So Lucky
Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is recalling all lots of its clover and clover mix products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Pulling Some Strings
Surtex Foods is recalling their Oaxaca string cheese due to two possible bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus , that can lead to fatal gastrointestinal infections.
La Placita Wheat Snacks Recall
Wheat Snacks distributed by La Placita Botanas Mexicanas in California are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.
UPDATE: AngioScore Balloon Catheter Recall
Information has been updated on AngioScore Incorporated's voluntary recall of their balloon catheters, due to bond failures that could result in death.
FDA Approves Pain Reliever Abstral for Cancer Patients
The FDA has approved the use of Abstral for additional pain relief in cancer patients. The drug is an immediate release medication designed to help individuals already on regular opioid pain treatment.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.
Universal Flu Vaccine? When Pigs Fly!
Scientists are studying antibodies created by the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that could potentially open the door to a universal flu vaccine that protects against a variety of strains.