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Antibiotic Resistance Threats In The US: CDC
2013-09-17 05:04:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” kill approximately 23,000 Americans each year, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday. In addition, federal health officials also reported that at least two million people fall ill due to these bacterial infections, reports Mike Stobbe and Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press (AP). This marks the first time that the CDC has released statistics addressing the...

Flu Season May Be Starting To Wind Down
2013-02-09 07:19:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While influenza activity throughout the US remains elevated, the number of states reporting widespread illness resulting from the virus decreased last week, prompting federal health officials to suggest that the worst might be over for this flu season, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Associated Press (AP) Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported decreases in...

CDC Reports New Cases Of Swine Flu
2012-08-05 05:28:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning that anyone planning to attend state fairs should take care around pigs due to a new strain of swine flu that has been passing from the mammals to people. According to AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, there have been 29 reported cases of the new influenza strain confirmed in the US over the past year. Twelve of those came during the past week alone,...

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2011-09-24 08:23:27

Improper use of insecticides by individuals looking to kill bedbugs resulted in 80 illnesses and one fatality over a three-year period, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on Thursday. The CDC study included data from 12 states, only seven of which -- California, Florida, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Washington -- reported illnesses that resulted from bedbug insecticides. Most of the cases originated from New York City, "the home...

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2010-03-19 07:30:00

Documents obtained by the Associated Press (AP) and made public on Thursday show that the vaccine meant to protect children and the elderly from the H1N1 virus found their way to some rather unexpected places. The AP obtained a series of records under the Freedom of Information Act which show that more than 2,000 doses of the vaccine went to the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in October and November. Another 2,000 found their way to NASA personnel at the Johnson Space Center in Houston; 1,000...

2008-06-19 09:00:04

By MIKE STOBBE By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press ATLANTA An Oregon man, given less than a year to live, had a complete remission of advanced deadly skin cancer after an experimental treatment that revved up his immune system to fight the tumors. The 52-year-old patient's dramatic turnaround was the only success in a small study, leading doctors to be cautious in their enthusiasm. However, the treatment reported in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine is being...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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