U.S. issues advisory to doctors to help identify bird flu

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TweetYumThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it has issued an advisory to U.S. doctors that may help them identify any cases of the new bird flu virus known as H7N9, but stressed that no cases have been found in the United States. So far, the new strain of bird flu […]

H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Developing Drug Resistance

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TweetYumSome strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant […]

Woman pepper sprayed at close range, loses her eyesight

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TweetYum  (KABC) – A woman, who says she was blinded when a police officer used pepper-spray at close range, is speaking out for the first time. Monique Hernandez has been blind since the Feb. 21 incident and doctors say she’ll probably never see again. She was undergoing a field sobriety test in her Beaumont neighborhood when […]

Big Pharma’s shame: emerging markets bribery

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TweetYumBorojevic had been one of Serbia’s most eminent doctors, a director of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology. Now he was due in court in five days to face charges brought by the public prosecutor that he had taken bribes from international drug companies as incentives to use their products. The electronic tag was a […]

FDA staffers sue agency over surveillance of personal e-mail

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TweetYum By Ellen Nakashima and Lisa Rein, The Washington Post The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they believed posed unacceptable risks to patients, government documents show. The surveillance — detailed […]