Woman Dies After Dog Saliva Leads To Rare Infection, Family Says

A Wisconsin woman died after her family says she contracted an extremely rare infection from a kind of bacteria found in some dogs’ saliva.Sharon Larson, 58, started feeling a little ill on June 20, the day after her puppy nipped her, her husband Daniel Larson told NBC News. The next day, she felt so weak that…

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Just How Profitable Should Your Disease Be?

The Pew Charitable Trusts Dialysis technician Audrey Thomas demonstrates how kidney dialysis is set up on patient DeWayne Cox at a new Southern California clinic scheduled to open soon. Thomas and Cox oppose a ballot measure that would limit clinic profits, saying it would hurt workers and patients. VAN NUYS, Calif. — Audrey Thomas, a 39-year-old…

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Hurt By The Breastfeeding Boom, The Baby Formula Industry Is Turning To Toddlers

Weekend Images Inc. via Getty Images The number of Americans who breastfeed their children has risen steadily over the past few decades ― a public health win that results in better nutrition and lower health risks for mothers and babies. But this positive development is at odds with the interests of the baby formula industry, whose sales in recent years have…

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Stop Spoiling Emotional Support Animals For People Who Need Them

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images United Airlines said it saw a 77 percent increase in passengers traveling with emotional support animals last year. The friendly skies are about to get a lot less furry and fuzzy. This summer, several airlines including United, Delta and American began cracking down on passengers who seek to take advantage…

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Chemical Giant Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289 Million In Roundup Cancer Trial

(Reuters) – A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weedkillers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate…

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