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  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids’ responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds. ER doctors issued about 560,000 to 880,000 prescriptions [...]

  • Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it. Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year, says a team of scientists that spent 10 years [...]

  • Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While the United States has seen a decline in the number of Salmonella illnesses in recent years, there’s been little progress overall in reducing food poisoning outbreaks, health officials say. “The news is mixed,” Dr. Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for [...]

  • Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause [...]

  • Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have successfully tested in animals a new drug that might one day protect people infected with measles from getting sick, according to a new report. “In people who are not vaccinated against measles due to health issues — like severe immune-compromised people, for example, cancer [...]

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