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OTD January 18 - Legionnaire's Disease

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Legionnaires' disease found at San Quentin prison

Inmates' time in San Quentin State Prison got a little harder Friday: The prison's water was turned off for a spell, and porta-potties brought in, because of a case of Legionnaires' disease.

Bubonic plague

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Utah resident dies from plague

An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is commo...

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Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

Synthetic heroin

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Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced developing a technique essentially to covert yeast into potent painkillers.

Medicare

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Amputees fight proposal to limit prosthetics

Amputee groups and prosthetic makers are rallying against a Medicare proposal they say will limit access to some limbs.

Contaminated - Green Beans

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General Mills recalls frozen green beans

General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria.

The voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with the "Better If Used By" dates of April 10 an...

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FDA approves second new cholesterol lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha (evolocumab) on Thursday.

The injectable drug from Amgen is the second in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. It works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or b...

Bubonic plague

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CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died.

Back To School Lice Concerns

Back To School: Lice Concerns

Many children are heading back to school - a reminder to be on the lookout for lice. One clinic says they've already seen several cases in the past month.

mayonnaise

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'Just Mayo' not actually mayo, says FDA

What makes mayonnaise mayonnaise? Is it the white coloring? The thick paste-like consistency? A bland taste that nicely complements a turkey sandwich?

According to the FDA, the answer is: eggs.

The FDA has issued a warning to Hampton Creek Foods for ...

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