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  • Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have uncovered a key factor to explain why antibiotic-resistant bacteria can thrive in a hospital setting. Tiny circles of DNA called plasmids appear to be the culprit. They can easily enter bacteria and move from one bacteria to another, and some carry a gene [...]

  • ‘Biospleen’ Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have developed a blood-cleansing device, called the “biospleen,” that they say could potentially change the way the blood infection sepsis is treated. Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering said their device works outside the body like a dialysis machine, and can quickly filter bacteria, fungi [...]

  • 12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report. Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania collectively have 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, [...]

  • Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama announced a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling every three [...]

  • Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama was to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the window to contain the deadly virus was closing and infections could start doubling [...]

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