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Superbug infections down 30 percent at VA hospitals
Superbug infectionsTuesday January 10, 2017 7:57AM ET
Rates of a deadly "superbug" called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have dropped steadily at hospitals and long-term care health care facilities run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the past eight years.
Doctors in South Korea successfully detect cancer cells in blood
Circulating tumor cellsTuesday January 10, 2017 3:54AM ET
A group of South Korean doctors discovered a method to successfully detect cancer cells within a small blood sample, the state-run cancer institute said.
Number of syphilis cases in Japan skyrockets 77 percent
Shinjuku WardMonday January 9, 2017 5:10AM ET
The rapid rise of syphilis has prompted the health ministry in Japan to form a special research team to find ways of stopping the sexually transmitted disease.
Ebola virus could reproduce in lungs of recovering patient
EbolaMonday January 9, 2017 4:25AM ET
Researchers say they've discovered signs that the Ebola virus could lurk in the lungs and reproduce in a recovering patient.
Anemia protects African children against malaria
AnemiaFriday January 6, 2017 6:08AM ET
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children.
Texas team develops oral vaccine against Salmonella
SalmonellaFriday January 6, 2017 4:26AM ET
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed an oral vaccine against the foodborne pathogen responsible for the most hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.
Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent
MelanomaThursday January 5, 2017 7:56AM ET
Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.
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