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2 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Washington state woman sues scope maker over 'superbug'

SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state woman who says she developed a "superbug" infection at a Seattle hospital has filed a lawsuit against the maker of medical scopes linked to similar infections across the U.S. Debbie Newton, 54, says she contracted the infection in 2013 while at Harborview Medical Center ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Woman sues over "superbug" infection

SEATTLE (AP) - A Kirkland woman who says she developed a "superbug" infection at a Seattle hospital is suing the maker of medical scopes tied to similar infections across the nation. The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/19pBTTI ) that Debbie Newton says she contracted the infection known as CRE at Harborview ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Study Shows Medication Can Improve Hearing for Children with Viral Infection

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group has found that treatment with the anti-viral medication valganciclovir for six months improves hearing and developmental outcomes over a two-year period for infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's National Health System, is co-author of ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Overrides State Law To Authorize Needle-Exchange Program

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency in ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Illinois has needle-exchange programs in 5 cities

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois health officials say new HIV infection among drug users has fallen dramatically since 2003. That was when lawmakers passed a measure allowing people to buy a limited number of syringes without a prescription. The Public Health Department says there are needle-exchange programs in Belleville, Champaign, Chicago, ...

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