Candida auris: What to know about the deadly superbug fungus posing a “serious global health threat”

Health officials are warning of “a serious global health threat” from a drug-resistant superbug fungus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fungus, Candida auris, has already sickened hundreds of people in the United States. Candida auris, which preys on people with weakened immune systems, was

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Health Risks Associated with Smoke, Soot, and Mold

Health Risks Associated with Smoke, Soot, and Mold

House fires are terrifying because the flames can cause intense bodily harm that results in serious injury and even death.  Once the fire is put out, many homeowners are relieved in the sense that the threat to their life or health has ended.  However, the flames themselves

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Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine spreads

Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine spreads

(CNN)An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region has spread to four additional states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas are the latest states to report illnesses, bringing the total to 29.

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When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

How the hospital went from luxury resort to windowless box. (uchar / iStock) By Jeanne Kisacky, Zócalo Public Square SMITHSONIAN.COM JUNE 14, 2017 820257 In the March 1942 issue of the journal Modern Hospital, Charles F. Neergaard, a prominent New York City hospital design consultant, published a layout for a

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There’s a Second Flu Wave Coming — and It’s Especially Bad News for Parents with Little Kids!

There’s a Second Flu Wave Coming — and It’s Especially Bad News for Parents with Little Kids!

Here’s what you need to know: It seems as if this year’s long, widespread flu season should be coming to an end, but parents—especially those with younger children—should stay diligent when it comes to spotting influenza symptoms. There could be a second wave of the flu, according to the

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Is Formaldehyde in your wood flooring?

Is Formaldehyde in your wood flooring?

Is Formaldehyde in your wood flooring? Lumber Liquidators violated California’s air-quality controls by importing wood with formaldehyde Beleaguered flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators is paying $2.5 million to settle allegations that some of its products violated California’s air-safety standards. The penalty announced Tuesday was the latest that Lumber

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Mold in Breast Implants

Mold in Breast Implants

More than 300,000 women get breast implants every year in the U.S. A Shalimar, Florida, woman has a warning for them. She says her implants nearly killed her. You may have seen some of the articles popping up on Facebook and various websites, linking mold in saline

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