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CDC’s chicken washing warning sparks fierce debate: ‘You sound crazy’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) certainly had some cooks steaming over their tweet last week that advised consumers to stop washing raw chicken before cooking it. The April 26 tweet received nearly 1,000 comments and 1,600 retweets, with many weighing in over whether or not to follow the health agency’s advice. “We... Continue Reading →

‘London patient’ second patient in nearly 12 years appeared to be cured of HIV: report

A man known only as the "London patient" appeared to be cured of HIV, making him the second known patient in nearly 12 years, giving scientists new hope that an eventual cure is possible, reports said Monday. The "London patient" who was infected with HIV and suffered from Hodgkin's lymphoma, received a bone marrow transplant... Continue Reading →

World’s first living HIV-positive organ donor says she ‘wanted to make a difference’

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for people with the AIDS virus — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone. Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a... Continue Reading →

Colorado woman who donated kidney to stranger prepares to donate part of liver to baby

A Colorado woman is set to undergo surgery Thursday to donate a portion of her liver to a sick baby, making her one of only a handful of people in the country to donate multiple organs Brandi Thornton is expected to become a “double donor” this week after she donates part of her liver to... Continue Reading →

‘Black sheep’ – The mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombs

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College. He was a nobody, with no claim to scholarship other than ambition. Zahran and his four brothers and sisters squeezed into a two-room house with their parents in a small seaside... Continue Reading →

FDA found harmful bacteria at 21 percent of ice cream plants tested after deadly 2015 listeria outbreak

It’s often the ones we love who hurt us the most — in this case, the offender being ice cream. The FDA has released a new report detailing that harmful pathogens were found at 21 percent of ice cream production facilities inspected in a recent, yearlong test, initiated following the national, deadly listeria outbreakin 2015.... Continue Reading →

Ball pits are crawling with disease-causing germs that can make your kids sick, study suggests

Ball pits are colorful, fun and ... crawling with germs, according to a study published late last month in the American Journal of Infection Control. To conduct the study, researchers with the University of North Georgia looked at six different ball pits used in children’s physical therapy facilities. There, the pits are used to “provide... Continue Reading →

Measles outbreak sparks quarantine orders at 2 Los Angeles universities

Some students and employees at two Los Angeles universities have beenquarantined due to possible contact with themeasles virus, official said Thursday. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles both announced the orders this week. UCLA officials learned from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) on Monday... Continue Reading →

Man who had two-day erection has tip of his penis AMPUTATED by doctors

A man in India had to have his penis partially amputated after he developed gangrene from an erection that lasted two days. The unnamed 52-year-old presented himself to doctors because he couldn't get rid of the 'painful and sustained' erection. Bungling medics swiftly drained the blood from his penis, but left a catheter in and... Continue Reading →

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