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Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think
Dirty towels can carry a huge variety of microbes, and they’ve even been linked to spreading infectious disease. You can’t keep your towels 100% germ-free, experts say, but you can limit the grossest ones by washing your towels—only way more often than you probably do now. Towels are such great bacteria traps because every time you use a towel, you transfer your natural skin bacteria, and any other germs you’re carrying, onto their surface. Most of these germs won’t have any negative health effects because they’re coming from you. “Our bodies are adapted to being able to live in th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria bath towels coliform bacteria dirty towels E. coli fungus how often should i do laundry how often should i wash my bath towels how often should i wash my towels how to wash towels Hygiene kitchen towels mic Source Type: news

Shapeshifting bacteria? Scientists discover how E. coli in space becomes antibiotic resistant
(Natural News) Bacterial cells such as E.coli were found to mutate or shapeshift in space to resist common antibiotics that successfully kill them on Earth, a study in the Frontiers in Microbiology revealed. The scientific community has long established that bacteria show different activities in space than when they are on Earth. Likewise, researchers have known that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

CDC investigating infection outbreak it links to puppies from Petland
There have been 39 cases of human campylobacter infection, the CDC said Monday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Human Bacterial Infection Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Petland
Health officials across the country are investigating a multi-state outbreak of human bacterial infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, an Ohio-based chain that operates stores in the U.S. and abroad, including in Japan, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. As of Sept. 11 this year, 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections — which can spread through contact with dog feces and usually does not spread from one person to another — have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The first case was reported on Sept. 15 last year, and the most recen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime outbreaks Pets Source Type: news

Houston ’ s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows
Water samples contained unsafe levels of fecal bacteria and other contaminants, both inside and outside homes, The Times found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN and JACK HEALY Tags: Hurricane Harvey (2017) Water Pollution Hazardous and Toxic Substances Floods Houston (Tex) Harris County (Tex) Mold E Coli (Bacteria) Source Type: news

39 Americans sickened by their PUPPIES
The CDC said on Monday that 39 people in the US contracted a Campylobacter infection from puppies in the past year. Nine were hospitalized, but there have been no deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems files 510(k) for T2Bacteria Panel
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today it filed a 510(k) appliation with the FDA for its T2Bateria Panel rapid diagnostic solution designed to identify pathogens assocaited with Sepsis. The T2Bacteria panel is designed to run on the FDA-cleared T2Dx instrument to provide diagnosis of sepsis pathogens within hours, reducing the time for patients with bloodstream infections to receive treatment, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The submission includes data from a pivotal clinical trial of the T2Bacteria Panel which compared it to blood culture, as well as the performance of the panel in known bacteria positiv...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

People Infected From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies from pet store chain sicken 39 people, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it is investigating a multistate outbreak of campylobacter infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Picking Up Infection from Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Diseases and Your Health, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Bacterial infections that have sickened 39 people in seven states have been linked to puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain, U.S. health officials say. Campylobacter infections have been reported between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ED Clinical Care Pathway Sustains Improvement in Acute Gastroenteritis ED Clinical Care Pathway Sustains Improvement in Acute Gastroenteritis
A clinical care pathway implemented in the pediatric ED at Seattle Children's Hospital has produced sustained improvement in acute gastroenteritis (AGE) care, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water
(University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella Occupational Distribution of Campylobacter and Salmonella
Although Campylobacter and Salmonella infections are typically considered foodborne, occupational exposure is not uncommon. Which occupations may pose an increased risk for these infections?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
E. coli that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 28, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

C-section mums warned about dangers of 'vaginal seeding'
What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section. It's intended to mimic the natural transfer of microbes from their mother that babies have during a vaginal birth. This has been reported by some to help boost a baby's response against allergies and asthma. As many as 90% of Danish obstetricians and gynaecologists said they have been asked about it by prospective parents. Despite...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

E. coli superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics
Researchers led by the University of Buffalo have now created three antibiotics that together could eradicate E.coli genes mcr-1 and ndm-5 that previously made the bacterium immune. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Once invincible superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo researchers have assembled a team of three antibiotics that, together, are capable of eradicating E. coli carrying mcr-1 and ndm-5 -- genes that make the bacterium immune to last-resort antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sprout Contamination Limited to Only a Few Growers, FDA Says
(MedPage Today) -- Agency tested samples for salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Campylobacter fetus Pleuropneumonia and Bacteremia in an Adult Immunocompetent Patient
Campylobacter fetus is a commensal in the intestinal tract of many domestic animals but can also cause infections in animals and humans [1]. Campylobacter species usually cause acute gastrointestinal infections, with Campylobacter jejuni being the most frequent cause. C. fetus is rarely isolated and mainly causes infections in neonates, elderly persons, immunocompromised patients, and those having underlying chronic diseases [2]. Few cases of C. fetus infection in immunocompetent individuals have been reported [3,4]. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 17, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Boris Luk šić, Svjetlana Karabuva, Marina Radić, Jakica Karanović, Bruno Lukšić Source Type: news

CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infections
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UC San Diego have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri). Standard treatment for both infections involve antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia and 'brain-eating' amoeba infections
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-resistant Japanese fungus spreads to 55 hospitals
The fungus was first identified in the ear canal of a Japanese woman in 2009 Related items fromOnMedica Health workers ’ hand-washing rates decline through the working day PHE urges hand washing to tackle fatal E.coli outbreak Superbugs could kill 1 person every 3 seconds Doomwatch report warns of 80,000 superbug deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Neuromics' ISOKine bFGF in 3-D Cultures
Works Well in Perfusion ModelsOurISOKineTM FGF is produced in the endosperm tissue of barley grain (Hordeum vulgare), that exhibits up to 50 times less protease activity than E.coli or mammalian cells. Barley seed is void of any human or animal viral contaminants that could jeopardize your cell culture.It is a proven solution for all cell cultures and starts at the low price of 65 USD/10 ug.Here's a reference of its use in 3-D Cultures: Tom Kamperman, Sieger Henke, Claas Willem Visser, Marcel Karperien, Jeroen Leijten.Centering Single Cells in Microgels via Delayed Crosslinking Supports Long-Term 3D Culture by Pr...
Source: Neuromics - August 14, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: FGF Basic FGF Basic Recombinant Protein Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Fibroblast Growth Factor Basic ISOKineFGF Stem cell cultures Source Type: news

Medevac E.coli woman Caroline Hope dies in hospital
Teacher Caroline Hope became infected while receiving cancer treatment in Turkey. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Clean Towels, Remove Mildew and Bacteria - AARP
8 hours ago ... Cleaning towels and sheets often can limit exposure to e coli, yeast and other harmful bacteria. Here are a few tips on when to clean your  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: What you should NEVER do before cooking chicken
FOOD poisoning has been of particular concern this week after news of contaminated Dutch eggs entering the UK, and several athletes in London for the World Championships falling ill with gastroenteritis. One such food at highest risk of bacterial growth is chicken - this is how to cook it safely. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Comfy Cow Recalls Pints of Ice Cream Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination and/or High Coliform Counts
The Comfy Cow is recalling pints of Banana Puddin Y ’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, Double Fold Vanilla, Georgia Butter Pecan, Intense Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Fields Forever due to a potential contamination of E. coli. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Most people who are infected recove r, but the bacteria can be deadly. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

What is gastroenteritis? Symptoms including projectile vomiting and diarrhoea explained
GASTROENTERITIS has caused a number of athletes in the World Championships in London to fall ill this week. But what is the condition and can you catch it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relieving antibiotic resistance: Researchers take steps toward new treatment for E. coli
(Kansas State University) By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kitchen sponges may be a 'bacteria hotspot' – but no need to worry
Conclusion There's no need to panic about the results of this study. Bacteria are everywhere, so it's no surprise to find them growing in kitchens. The researchers say sponges, being porous and usually damp, represent ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. The study found that one of the most dominant types of bacteria came from the Moraxella family. These bacteria are often found on human skin, so it's likely they got onto the sponges from people's hands. Moraxella are also linked to the unpleasant smell sometimes found after laundry has taken longer to dry, so they seem to be common in the household environment.  T...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine receives grant to develop vaccine
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers will develop a vaccine against Shigella and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A cluster of immunoresolvents links coagulation to innate host defense in human blood
Blood coagulation is a protective response that prevents excessive bleeding upon blood vessel injury. We investigated the relationship between coagulation and the resolution of inflammation and infection by lipid mediators (LMs) through metabololipidomics-based profiling of human whole blood (WB) during coagulation. We identified temporal clusters of endogenously produced prothrombotic and proinflammatory LMs (eicosanoids), as well as specialized proresolving mediators (SPMs). In addition to eicosanoids, a specific SPM cluster was identified that consisted of resolvin E1 (RvE1), RvD1, RvD5, lipoxin B4, and maresin 1, each ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Norris, P. C., Libreros, S., Chiang, N., Serhan, C. N. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Health officials stayed silent over E.coli outbreak
It was the first time that particular E.coli strain, known as VTEC 055, broke out in England, affecting Dorset residents between July 2014 and November 2015. Of which, 11 children became very ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection Is Most Common Complication of Prostate Biopsy
Fluoroquinolone - resistant E. coli plays prominent role in infection; rates range from 0.1 to 7.0 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

How bacteria maintain and recover their shape
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Bacteria have an extraordinary ability to maintain and recover their morphology even after being twisted out of shape. Researchers know that shape is determined by the cell wall, yet little is known about how bacteria monitor and control it. Since the cell wall is the target of most antibiotics, understanding how bacteria grow their cell walls may provide insight into more effective medicines. Now, a team of researchers has found that Escherichia coli (E. coli) may use mechanical cues to keep their shape. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How a single drop of blood can detect sepsis Sepsis can be identified by a single drop of blood, thanks to a lab-on-a-chip device from the University of Illinois. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the Carle Foundati...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Olympus ekes partial win in $7m verdict over tainted ‘ scope
Olympus (TYO:7733) reportedly eked out a partial win yesterday, despite losing a nearly $7 million verdict over the tainted endoscopes implicated in a “superbug” outbreak at a Seattle medical center in which 18 patients died. Theresa Bigler sued the hospital and Olympus in March 2015; in a twist, Virginia Mason joined Bigler’s suit against Olympus, claiming that the company put patients’ lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws. The Bigler case was one of dozens of “superbug” infections connected to duodenoscopes that could harbor deadly pathogens such as E. coli,...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Product Liability Olympus Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Family's heartbreaking battle with E. coli
Health officials are investigating how two young siblings in Minnesota were infected with a serious strain of E. coli. The little girl died Sunday and the boy remains hospitalized. Bill Hudson of CBS station WCCO reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5-year-old fighting E. coli that killed younger sister
Health officials are trying to identify how the children became infected (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Superbugs' study reveals complex picture of E. coli bloodstream infections
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The first large-scale genetic study of Escherichia coli (E. coli) cultured from patients with bloodstream infections in England showed that drug resistant 'superbugs' don't always out-compete other strains. Research by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators showed that new types of E. coli occur frequently, but unlike in some other infections, drug-resistant strains do not become a dominant cause of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA
In a first, researchers converted a movie into a DNA sequence and inserted it into bacteria. They hope to someday use the technology to record cell behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bacteria Data Storage Movies E Coli (Bacteria) Cryptography, Codes and Ciphers crispr Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of Shiga Toxin –Producing Escherichia coli O121 Infections Associated with Flour — Canada, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deadly E. Coli Outbreak In Utah Under Investigation
Title: Deadly E. Coli Outbreak In Utah Under InvestigationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 6, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news