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  • 300 Marine recruits sickened in E. coli outbreak

    November 1, 2017 3:19 PM 65

    Recruits are pictured at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, where more than 300 cases of E. coli have been reported. (Fox 5 San Diego) An E. coli outbreak has sickened approximately 300 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and several others at Camp Pendleton training grounds, with at least 10 patients requiring care at an off-campus hospital

  • Hospital Safety: Six Triangle hospitals get "A" grades from Leapfrog assessment

    October 31, 2017 10:51 PM 26

    Which Triangle hospitals are safest? Find out which ones got A’s. Six Triangle hospitals received “A” grades in a biannual safety score issued Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington nonprofit that assesses hospital safety and performance. Leapfrog graded 2,632 hospitals nationwide, awarding A’s to 832, or about 32 percent. In North Carolina, 34 out of 78 hospitals

  • U.S. court bars Philips from selling some defibrillators

    October 31, 2017 9:15 PM 19

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court barred Philips North America LLC and two of its executives from distributing certain medical devices, including some of the company’s external defibrillators, until the company takes remedial steps, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The U.S. District Court for Massachusetts entered an injunction against

  • Study finds arsenic, BPA and lead in baby food products

    October 26, 2017 5:32 PM 90

    A study which looked at hundreds of baby food products found that 65% of the items tested positive for the dangerous chemical element arsenic, according to the Clean Label Project. (iStock) A study which looked at hundreds of baby food products found that 65 percent of the items tested positive for the dangerous chemical element arsenic, according to the Clean

  • FDA declines to approve PTC's Duchenne drug

    October 25, 2017 5:36 PM 25

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve PTC Therapeutics Inc’s experimental drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, saying an additional clinical trial would be needed to prove the drug works. The company said on Wednesday that it strongly disagreed with the agency’s conclusions and plans to file a formal dispute

  • Arsenic found in baby food, scary new study shows

    October 25, 2017 5:24 PM 72

    ABOVE: What are we actually feeding the most vulnerable people on Earth? A scary new study found that many popular baby foods test positive for arsenic, including a whopping 80% of infant formulas. The Clean Label Project, a nonprofit group that works for clarity in labeling, tested a wide array of baby food, formulas and toddler products, as USA Today

  • High school football team plays for terminally ill 3-year-old

    October 23, 2017 5:41 PM 77

    Players wore "Frankie Strong" stickers in honor of a lineman's 3-year-old cousin who is facing a terminal diagnosis. (Fox 40 ) A high school football team is playing for more than touchdowns and stats after a relative reached out and asked if they could honor a 3-year-old girl facing a terminal illness. In response, the Dixon High School varsity team in California

  • Police say ambulance crew failed to show for patient who later died

    October 23, 2017 3:32 PM 48

    Officer Talbott said he and another officer started CPR and loaded the woman into their patrol car after an ambulance crew failed to show. (iStock) Two Ohio police officers attempted to save a woman who was found unresponsive in her car on Saturday morning, but claim that their efforts failed when an ambulance crew who responded to their call never showed

  • AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million

    October 23, 2017 11:56 AM 35

    LONDON (Reuters) - An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing “armed antibodies” to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers. The new money will allow ADC Therapeutics (ADCT) to advance two experimental drugs into clinical trials next year, which could be used to seek regulatory

  • Henna artist from Idaho uses talents to help cancer patients

    October 20, 2017 1:00 AM 36

    Dana Bellefeuille brings smiles, support and the gift of art to an 8-year-old girl is diagnosed with leukemia. A henna artist from Idaho is using her talents to help children with cancer. Dana Bellefeuille, with Henna and Cake, a skin care service in Coeur d’Alene, helped 7-year-old cancer patient Alex feel like a real-life princess when she drew a “henna