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In the wake of the recent Consumer Reports investigation finding a high percentage of contamination in ground turkey sold at retail outlets, there are some things to remember about food safety. The Times' Ricardo Lopez reported: "Consumer Reports said...
In its first laboratory analysis of ground turkey sold at retail outlets, Consumer Reports found that more than half tested positive for fecal bacteria. The magazine also found that most of the bacteria it found proved resistant to one or more of the...
Staph infections remain a significant problem for hospital patients, and scientists are trying to develop vaccines to prevent Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from establishing itself in vital areas like the heart, lungs or blood. But it’s turning out...
A deadly bacteria that’s practically impervious to antibiotics is on the rise and has appeared in medical facilities in 42 U.S. states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The rate of infection from carbapenem-resistant...
They cuddle and purr. And they shed. They wag their tails and fetch your slippers. And they shed. They never talk back and they never hold a grudge. And they shed. There are obvious pluses and minuses to living with pets, not only with respect to your...
The Fabulous ForumBASKETBALL LEGEND: Drew Gooden missed three games due to infected hair follicles. STATUS: Misleading Enough That I'm Going With False. It is plainly (if sometimes even painfully) evident that we live in a world of sound bites - information parceled......
Booster ShotsCases of community-acquired MRSA infection, the potentially deadly superbug that is resistant to most antibiotics, are increasing and spreading rapidly into hospitals as well, researchers reported today. MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
Booster ShotsIn the antibiotic-resistance world, MRSA gets most of the press. Sometimes, C. difficile works its way into a headline or two. But here's a reminder that other bacteria are growing stronger as well. A study published online Wednesday in the......
Booster ShotsSwabbing down trauma patients with disposable, antiseptic-laced cloths appears to pay off in terms of infection control. Doctors at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle found that patients given a daily antiseptic wipe down were much less likely to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen Ruth Burns had surgery to relieve a pinched nerve in her back, the operation was supposed to be an "in-and-out thing," recalled her daughter, Kacia Warren. But Burns developed pneumonia and was put on a ventilator. Five days later, she was...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
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Growing up with a severely disabled brother, Abby Brown felt less like a sister than like a "third parent." Nigel, two years her junior, was born with a rare disease called linear sebaceous nevus syndrome that left him non-verbal and needing assistance to...
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