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  • Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your pet gecko might make you sick, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed fecal samples from Indonesian tokay geckos — an imported species popular as pets in the United States. They found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the intestines that may pose a health threat to owners. “The study shows how importing [...]

  • Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that was traced back to an Oregon lake has led U.S. health officials to issue guidelines on swimming hygiene. Seventy people who swam at a lake near Portland last July were sickened by norovirus — commonly known as the “cruise ship bug” because of [...]

  • U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health officials said Thursday. The incidence of reported infections with E. coli O157 and a common strain of Salmonella bacteria decreased by about [...]

  • Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 400 HIV-positive potential organ donors in the United States could donate organs each year to HIV-positive people waiting for transplants, a new study estimates. “The findings are significant because there are not enough organ donors in the United States to meet the needs of all of the patients [...]

  • Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It might be possible to develop a blood test that would diagnose severe blood infections (sepsis) at an earlier stage than can be done currently, new research suggests. Stanford University researchers have identified a pattern of gene activity associated specifically with sepsis. Sepsis is the leading cause of hospital deaths [...]

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