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E. Coli Shuts Down 43 Chipotle Restaurants in Oregon and Washington

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So far a total of 22 customers have come down sick from E. Coli bacteria after eating at Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington states. The company has decided to shut down all 43 of its stores in the areas ...

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Study Suggests Eliminating H. Pylori to Prevent Stomach Cancer

Ulcer-causing bacteria may be key to stomach cancer

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Eliminating the relatively common ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori from people’s stomachs may aid in decreasing the risk of stomach cancer. Through a combination of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics, or another drug which reduces the production of gastric acid, for ...

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Beachgoers Beware: Fecal Contamination In Sand

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Going to the beach? Watch out for all the cr*p in the sand . . . literally. According to a study recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the sand at that beach may have more germs in ...

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New Con of Having a High-Fat Diet: Decreased Brain Effectiveness

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

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The common American diet these days is fraught with sugar and fat, and while it does come with its own set of health setbacks, it also is recently discovered to affect our ability to think clearly. Recent research from Oregon ...

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Niagara Water Recalls Products After Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Niagara Water, a Pennsylvania company that sells bottled water under several store-brand names, has recalled a bevy of products because they may have been contaminated with E. coli, the company said in a statement. E. coli is bacterium that can ...

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Florida Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills 2, Raises Concerns

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A frightening flesh-eating bacteria lurking in the warm waters off the beaches of Florida which has already killed two and sickened seven others this year, is causing panic for many as summer months and warmer weather approach. Vibrio vulnificus caused ...

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Boise Co-Op and CDHD Investigates Recent Salmonella Cases Together

Boise Health Department Investigating Recent Salmonella Cases Tied to Co-op

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Nearly 30 individuals testing positive for Salmonella have been reported to the Central District Health Department (CDHD) since Monday, June 8. Each reported Salmonella case is currently being investigated by CDHD to help determine the exact source of the illness. So far, ...

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Behold Tick, The Distant Cousin of Lyme

Beyond Lyme, ticks cause new illnesses

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Even though Lyme disease enjoys the limelight right now, but there are many more reasons to avoid tick bites. A recent research shows the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats, which is a distant relative of Lyme that ...

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Titan Krios Microscope Could Heal Infectious Diseases

Underground Microscope Could Lead to Curing Infectious Diseases. /Imgur

Researchers from University of Virginia are using an underground microscope to make discoveries about many different strains of bacteria. The Titan Krios microscope is buried below the Fontaine Research Park, under tons of concrete, to keep it completely stable. There are only ...

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