Clinic May Have infected Patients with Hepatitis and HIV. A Santa Barbara County clinic was closed and patients are being identified and contacted by public health officials who are investigating whether clients of the medical office were infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV after determining the clinic was not following standard precautions to protect patients.
Small portions of fast food just as effective for recovery after work-out as sports supplementsA new study found there was no significant difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists ate fast food after a workout versus when they ingested traditional sports supplements
Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes A commonly used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a new and effective target in treating diabetes in humans
Multidrug-resistant shigellosis spreading in the United States International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a new report. Shigella sonnei bacteria resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin sickened 243 people in 32 states and Puerto Rico. The drug-resistant illness was being repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned.Alternating antibiotics could make resistant bacteria beatable Pioneering new research has unlocked a new technique to help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, that cause debilitating and often life-threatening human illness.