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I Had A Fecal Transplant And It Saved My Life
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It was one of the grossest decisions I ever made -- but also one of the best.
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Here's What You Need To Know About The Bacteria In Your Vagina
A microbiome doesn't just exist in your gut.
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How To Tell If A Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention
By Alena Hall, HuffPost
Look out for these warning signs.
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Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.
The waterborne bacterial infection kills 1 in 10 patients who contract it. And fighting outbreaks is a multi-front battle.
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How Experts Fight A Disease When They Don’t Know Whom It’s Killing
Melioidosis is thought to infect 160,000 people every year. Half of them don’t survive.
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The Next Frontier for Protecting Newborns
By Kathrin U. Jansen, Ph.D.
Having spent my career dealing with the scientific complexities of developing and delivering vaccines to people of all ages
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Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Legionnaires Outbreak Sickens 12
By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters
Ten of the victims, who ranged in age from 52 to 94, were hospitalized.
Inside A Modern-Day Plague Outbreak
By Edward Carver, On Assignment For HuffPost
Controlling the epidemic in Madagascar means addressing the stigma around the disease.
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At Least 12 Hospitalized In Queens Because Of Legionnaires’ Disease
The waterborne bacterial infection kills about one in 10 patients who contract it, according to the CDC.
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Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Multi-State Vegetable Recall
If you have these vegetables in your fridge, throw them out.
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Doctors Fear A Potentially Deadly Disease Outbreak In Puerto Rico
As officials try to assuage fears, Christian Romero says his brother has already died from leptospirosis.
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Why Cholera Isn't Likely In Puerto Rico, But Other Diseases Are
By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
Only 5 percent of Puerto Ricans have electricity and less than half have clean drinking water.
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Doctors See A Surge In Babies With Syphilis-Associated Birth Defects
Public health experts say something has gone terribly wrong with prenatal care in the U.S. and that babies are paying the price.
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Houston Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacterial Infection From Harvey Floodwaters
Nancy Reed, 77, is the 36th Harvey-related death in Harris County, Texas.
How Bacteria Could Protect Tumors From Anticancer Drugs
Exploring the American idea since 1857
Cancers have unwitting allies: the healthy cells that surround them.
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Nearly 40 People Got Sick After Playing With Petland Puppies
The CDC said 9 have been hospitalized.
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A Simple Tweak Could Make Fecal Transplants Less Gross
By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters
Companies are trying to take the "ick" factor out of fecal transplants.
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