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Penn State Officials Confirm Case of Bacterial Meningitis
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University officials say a student is being treated for bacterial meningitis. Administrators announced this week the student is recovering at Mount Nittany Medical Center. University health officials are working ...

Facebook sued by former content moderator for psychological trauma, PTSD
A former Facebook content moderator has sued the social media company, claiming the harmful nature of her job caused her to suffer from psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Selena Scola of San Francisco, California, was ...

Gene editing could eliminate mosquitoes, but is it a good idea?
(CNN) Researchers have rendered a population of mosquitoes in a lab sterile using the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 by homing in on a specific target in insect DNA -- the doublesex gene -- raising the possibility of eradicating disease-carrying species ...

3rd Cedar Park Testing Site Negative For West Nile
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS — A follow-up sampling of mosquitoes taken at an expanded trapping site in Cedar Park has tested negative for West Nile virus, city officials said. The testing is part of the city's proactive participation in the Williamson County ...

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infections
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There's a surprising source to blame for an infection that caused more than 100 people to get sick in at least 18 states. Cute, soft, lovable innocent little puppies. Campylobacter bacteria is a common bacteria that can trigger ...

The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches
Last weekend, rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts because he was suffering from a case of the flu, his representatives confirmed. It was a reminder that flu season, which took a big toll last year, is near again. "We can see influenza all year ...

Lawsuit claims Facebook content moderators suffer PTSD after viewing graphic content
Facebook content moderators responsible for viewing and removing a range of offensive, horrifying images and videos from Facebook are suing the Menlo Park based company. The lawsuit, filed on September 21 in San Mateo County, claims content ...

New TB vaccine protects half of people with latent infection
An experimental GlaxoSmithKline vaccine could prevent tuberculosis from developing in half of those who receive it, making it potentially the first new shot against the global killer in a century, researchers said on Tuesday. Given the failure of other ...

Rebel Conflict Escalates Concern Over DRC Ebola Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) is voicing concern over a number of variables that could lead to more challenging circumstances in the Ebola outbreak that is ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). During the month of September, the ...

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says
(CNN) Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and ...


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