Virginia poultry plant investigated after 50 workers sickened with rare infectious disease

Common symptoms of a Psittacosis infection include headache, fever and chills, as well as a dry cough and muscle aches, according to the CDC.  (iStock) Health officials are investigating a poultry plant in New Market, Virginia, after 50 employees were recently sickened by Psittacosis, a rare illness humans typically contract through infected birds. The infectious disease, […]

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Cargill recalls more than 132,000 lbs. of beef possibly contaminated with E. coli, USDA says

“Raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illness,” the FSIS said.  (iStock) Attention, beef lovers: the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for more than 130,000 pounds of Cargill Meat Solutions’ ground beef. The meat was likely contaminated with E. coli, a determination the FSIS, along with the Centers for […]

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Zika virus targets brain cancer in vaccine study

While the Zika virus is feared for its ability to severely harm brain development and neurological health, researchers are seeking to use that power in an attempt to target aggressive brain cancer.   In a report published Tuesday in the journal mBIO, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers claimed to have successfully used […]

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Colorado boy, 4, battling stage-four cancer, celebrates end of chemo as honorary police officer

Surrounded by cheering family and friends, 4-year-old honorary Colorado Springs Police Officer Joshua Salmoiraghi finished his last round of chemotherapy Sunday. The police department, as KOAA reported, posted a video on Twitter of Joshua proudly ringing the bell at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora while wearing an oversized Captain America shirt. Their newest officer was “sworn in” […]

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Photo of newborn surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral

“I knew it was something special, just not to the whole world,” Samantha Packer, who took the photo, said.  (Packer Family Photography) An Arizona photographer’s image showing a newborn surrounded by in vitro fertilization syringes, illustrating the hardship one woman underwent to become a mom, has gone viral. The photographer, Samantha Packer, of Packer Family […]

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