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Drug Resistant Bacteria Linked to Hard-to-Clean Medical Scopes.

Health care providers have been warned that difficult-to-clean medical scopes that are inserted down the throat, might be to blame for infecting patients with a deadly drug-resistant bacteria.  The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert after a number of patients had fallen ill, with a superbug, known as CRE, that is resistant to even -->

Toxic Chemicals Put Salon Workers at Risk

Salon workers are frequently exposed to products that contain harmful chemicals and are linked to certain cancers, reproductive issues and asthma, according to a report from the environmental health advocacy group, Women’s Voices for the Earth. These products contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene and ammonium persulfate. More than 60% of salon workers have contracted -->

10 Things Emergency Physicians Want You to Know

The more you know and expect from the ER, the safer and healthier you will be. Here are 10 things you should know about the ER: 1. Treatment is not first come, first-served: Something like a ruptured spleen will take precedence over a twisted ankle. A ruptured spleen, and the like, are life-or-death situations and -->