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Manganese May End Deadly Bacterial Poisons


A mineral supplement, Manganese helps detoxify Shiga toxin, which is produced by a host of bacteria, including the type of E. coli that killed scores and sickened more than 3,700 people in Europe last year.  The finding comes from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University … Continue reading

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New Bird Flu Deaths In Indonesia


There have been 2 bird flu deaths reported in Indonesia – one being a five year old girl after her uncle died from it a few days earlier.  Officials believe that they were infected by sick pigeons as they lived in the same house with … Continue reading

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Is La Nina Weather To Blame For New Flu Strains and Pandemics?


Researchers from Columbia and Harvard Universities have discovered a link between the La Nina weather pattern and the flu pandemics of 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009.  This research was published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). La Nina periodically brings … Continue reading

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Flu Season Is Not Yet In High Gear


The 2012 flu season is not yet in high gear. Infectious disease specialists are on alert for new strains of the flu virus as another swine flu virus emerged in the United States and a drug resistant flu is circulating … Continue reading

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Illicit Bath Salts Can Eat Your Flesh!


“As bath salts gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” notes Dr. Russo. Dr. Russo led a study, which described … Continue reading

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Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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A Possible Genital Herpes Vaccine?


The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that an investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes. The vaccine was somewhat effective at preventing herpes simplex … Continue reading

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