First West Nile Virus Death In Texas Reported In Houston...

Patch.comHOUSTON, TX —Harris County County Public health officials confirmed that a man in Harris County has died as a result of contracting West Nile Virus. Officials said the man, who was between 45- and 54-years-old also suffered from other chronic...

Over four decades, an ‘inexorable’ epidemic of drug overdoses reveals...

Los Angeles TimesAmericans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless. But what if drugs of abuse are more like predators atop a nationwide ecosystem of...

Pet Store Puppies Blamed for Drug-Resistant Infections – Scientific American

Scientific AmericanAntibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people and that have been linked to pet store puppies appear to have spread at least in part because healthy dogs were given antibiotics—a decision that all but surely fostered antibiotic...

Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s expected to soar in coming...

CBS NewsThe number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the...

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher – Washington...

Washington PostNEW YORK — Cornell says a prominent professor of food research has resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct. The school says Brian Wansink will retire at the end of the school year next June and that...

Cocaine, Meth, Opioids All Fuel Rise in Drug-Overdose Deaths –...

Wall Street JournalIt isn't just opioids behind a surge in deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. Death rates from overdoses have been on an exponential-growth curve for nearly 40 years, involving methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs in shifting patterns...

Pet stores linked to 18-state bacterial infection outbreak – WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVThere's an important update out Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a bacterial infection outbreak linked to man's best friend. The CDC released a report saying that puppies sold at pet stores were the source of...

Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells – NPR

NPRScientists say they have taken a potentially important — and possibly controversial — step toward creating human eggs in a lab dish. A team of Japanese scientists turned human blood cells into stem cells, which they then transformed into very...

Drug overdose epidemic has been growing exponentially for decades –...

Medical XpressDeath rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical...

Opioid crisis started 40 years ago, report argues – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comThe current opioid overdose crisis is actually part of a 40-year trend that is still headed upward, and current efforts to fight it may not be anywhere near enough, researchers said Thursday. A new analysis of drug overdose deaths shows...

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