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Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine Tuberculosis) in Humans from Deer

Brian King10/27/196 comments

Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine Tuberculosis) in Humans What is Mycobacterium bovis? In the United States, the majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in people are caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) is another mycobacterium that can cause TB disease in people. M. bovis is most commonly found in cattle and other animals such as bison,...

FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Cancer Treatment By Matt Smith, Brenda Goodman, MA

Brian King9/11/174 comments

By Matt Smith, Brenda Goodman, MA August 30, 2017 -- The FDA has for the first time approved a treatment that uses a patient’s own genetically modified cells to attack a type of leukemia, opening the door to what the agency calls "a new frontier" in medicine. The approval Wednesday allows a...

Modern HIV drugs can add 10 years to life expectancy, study says

Brian King6/13/174 comments

By James Masters, CNN (CNN)The latest treatments for HIV mean that young people living with the virus could live up to a decade longer, a new study says. The paper, published Wednesday, found that 20-year-olds who started with antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are predicted to live up to 10 years...

Cotton swabs send dozens of children to ERs each day, study says

Brian King5/16/172 comments

By Robert Jimison, CNN (CNN)The advice from doctors is clear: Don't use cotton swabs to clean your ears. But people continue to use a soft-tipped plastic or paper stick to dig out the wax from their ear canals -- and it's a problem. Authors of a new study in the...

Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for PPI Risks By Brenda Goodman, MA WebMD Health News Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

Brian King7/ 4/16

June 8, 2016 -- Recent research has tied certain kinds of acid-blocking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, to a host of scary health problems, including higher risks for dementia, kidney disease, and heart attacks.What’s been less clear, though, is how these meds might be contributing to so...