Legionnaires' disease cases rise at Illinois veterans home10/06/2015 12:03According to the state health department, the new reported cases are not at all connected with an infectious disease outbreak sickening nearly 50 people from the Veterans Home, although they are in the same city."We continue to work diligently with our public health and Veterans' Affairs partners to get immediate medical care to residents or staff at the Home who are experiencing respiratory illness", said Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D...
Cucumber recall affects Arkansas10/06/2015 12:03People are advised to not eat certain Andrew & Williamson-grown cucumbers, which may be contaminated with salmonella, the California Department of Public Health said in an statement Friday.The investigation has identified 285 confirmed "Salmonella" Poona cases in 27 states, including nine in Texas. Salmonella killed a 99-year-old woman in San Diego and sent 53 individuals into critical care, the Times report says...
Oral sex gave me tongue cancer: Iron10/06/2015 12:03Iron Maiden's vocalist, Bruce Dickinson, has spoken out about his experience with cancer - and given some graphic detail into the source of his specific virus.Dickinson spoke on the discovery and treatment on Sirius-XM.The singer was given the all-clear in May after contracting cancer at the back of his tongue, for which he was treated with seven weeks of chemotherapy...
Roche gets fast-track FDA designation for ACE91010/06/2015 12:03Those with hemophilia have a problem with a certain protein crucial to forming blood clots, making them highly susceptible to bleeding, even without an external injury.On Friday, Swiss drugmaker Roche pharmaceuticals said that the United States Food and Drug Administration had designated their experimental haemophilia medicine a breakthrough therapy, setting them straight on track to break into the $11 billino haemophilia drug industry...
Dozens Under Observation as Legionnaires' Hits Prison10/06/2015 12:03A Legionnaires disease scare swept San Quentin State Prison Friday after an inmate tested positive for the potentially deadly illness, prompting officials to jump into crisis mode to prevent it from spreading, authorities said.In addition, the prison has about 45 inmates under observation for respiratory illness...