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MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, …

Hospital Infections: Still Problem Despite Progress

Did you know that 1 in 25 people with infections actually get them while at a hospital receiving treatment? This shocking statistic comes by way of a new study that was published n the New England Journal of Medicine on …

HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot …

Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex …

Raw Chicken Bacteria On 97% Of Chicken Tested

They’re calling it the “Superbug” and it is dangerous. Consumer Reports announced today that 97% of the breasts tested harbored bacteria that could make you sick. The report found the presence of enterococcus on 79.8 percent of the poultry tested, …