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More than half of U.S. states not well prepared for disease outbreaks: study

More than half of U.S. states are poorly prepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, a new report says. Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C. did not pass muster for preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to such outbreaks, researchers found. They added that the United States must boost efforts to protect Americans from new threats such as Middle East respiratory syndrome …

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Is Overuse of Antibiotics Driving Up Rates of Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Allergies, Asthma and Obesity?

Is overuse of antibiotics a driving cause of ulcers, stomach cancer, heartburn, cancer of the lower esophagus, auto-immune diseases like allergies and asthma, and perhaps even obesity? It all centers on a bacterium known as H. pylori, which is at the epicenter of a major and unresolved debate among some of the world’s leading doctors and medical researchers. Ask many doctors, …