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Genome sequencing halts superbug outbreak

MSNBC Health News - November 14, 2012 - 00:42
Researchers have used DNA sequencing for the first time to identify, analyze and put a halt to an infectious disease outbreak in a hospital.

Oxytocin keeps attached men away from hot women

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 23:09
The "love hormone" oxytocin may help maintain romantic relationships by prompting men to keep their distance from attractive women, a new study from Germany suggests.

US preterm birth rate lowest in a decade

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 19:14
The percentage of babies born early in the United States in 2011 was the lowest in a decade, according to a new report from the non-profit March of Dimes. The rate fell to 11.7 percent.

Fat-blocking Pepsi not a diet fix, nutritionist says

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 19:06

A soda that claims to prevent the absorption of fat in your body is launching in Japan this week. What’s next, cavity-reducing candy?


FDA wanted to shut Mass. pharmacy in 2002

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 18:16
More than a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.

9 ways to act now, be awesome at 80

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 17:07

Not only do you want to avoid your kids putting you in a home at 70, but you’ll also you want to kick their butts at a game of HORSE like you do now. It’s not that hard to be so kickass when you’re old, says a new British study.


Fungal victim to Congress: 'It's torturous'

MSNBC Health News - November 13, 2012 - 12:55

Margaret Snopkowski, 51, of Michigan, missed the birth of her first grandchild Oct. 24. Instead, she was hospitalized 300 miles away as fungal meningitis from tainted back pain drugs ravaged her system. Congressional committees this week are probing the outbreak that has killed 32.


FDA finds bird, bugs, filth at Ameridose plant

MSNBC Health News - November 12, 2012 - 22:43
From a bird flying through a room where sterile drugs are packed to basic problems with contamination and failures to investigate patient harm, the sister firm of the pharmacy behind the fungal meningitis outbreak had serious flaws in its drug-making process.