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Raul Reyes has amputated foot after carnivorous bacteria

A 26-year-old Texas daycare teacher had to be amputated on the foot after suffering a carnivorous bacterial infection that could have led to his death. Raul Reyes was injured while working on the foot and initially thought he had blistering and swelling from the injury. But when the bladder spread to his entire foot, he went to the Ben Taub …

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23andMe can test for BRCA breast cancer gene mutations

A 23andMe Kit Lydia Ramsey / Business Insider The FDA has only allowed 23andMe to deliver tests that analyze your genetic risk for cancer. The test can give you a report on three BRCA1 / BRCA2 gene mutations that are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer and cancer are most commonly found in people Ashkenazi of …

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Ancient intestinal microbes allowed turtle ants to abandon the attack and concentrate on defense

. 6 March (UPI) – Turtle ants have taken a largely defensive stance and given up the attacking tendencies of their relatives. New research indicates that the strategic shift has been made possible by the partnership with 46 million year old intestinal bacteria. More than a decade ago, Drexel University scientists recognized that ant species with low-nutrient diets also harbor …

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Kenya bans SA meat products as Listeria Scare Spreads

Nairobi – Kenya's Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday a ban on the import and sale of certain South African meat products following a Listeria outbreak that killed at least 180 people. Kenya is the first country in East Africa to ban ready-to-eat South African meat products containing polonyshack and frankfurters. "In order to protect the health of the population, …

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Teenagers inhale carcinogenic chemicals in e-cigarettes

Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that are important were delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIPTION Smoking e-cigarettes provides carcinogenic chemicals that enter the body – and popular fruity aromas seem to be the worst, researchers said Monday. They said young people trying to steam poison themselves with many of the same chemicals that make traditional cigarettes …

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How vaccination helps prevent another influenza pandemic

Researchers believe that more than 50 million people worldwide died in the 1918 flu pandemic, possibly making them even worse than even the Black Death that began in the 14th century. Could a catastrophic pandemic like the 1918 pandemic occur again? Yes, unless we protect ourselves better. To achieve this, we should emphasize the high level of compliance with currently …

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Teenagers inhale carcinogenic chemicals in e-cigarettes

(NBC News) – Smoking e-cigarettes provides carcinogenic chemicals that enter the body – and popular fruity aromas seem to be the worst, researchers said Monday. They said teens who try to steam themselves poison themselves with many of the same chemicals that make traditional cigarettes so lethal, NBC News reports. Tests on adolescents show that those who smoke tobacco-based cigarettes …

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