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Injecting bacteria shrinks tumours in one patient - study

Common soil bacteria injected into solid cancers in pet dogs and one human patient shrank many of the tumours, scientists reported on Wednesday. The preliminary findings offered hope that the experimental treatment could turn out to be

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US anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax b

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Fonterra products free of botulism bacteria

Dairy giant Fonterra's products at the centre of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a bacteria that could cause botulism, and posed no food safety threat, New Zealand officials said on Wednesday. The Minis

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New technology combats virus outbreaks

A UAE-based healthcare distributor is employing an innovative bacteria killing technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome). Safe Life, a new breed of healthcare d

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Obesity fight: Bariatic or bacteria

  The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed. Bye-b

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Jotun launches 2 new wall paints

Jotun Paints, a leading producer of paints and coatings, has launched two new products – a premium stain resistant wall paint and another superior quality paint designed to offer resistance against bacteria and fungi. Fenomastic Stain Resi

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Antibiotics no help against sinus: study

Antibiotics don't help fight most sinus infections, although doctors routinely prescribe them for that purpose, according to a US study. Researchers whose work was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found tha

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New eco-friendly product 'eliminates bacteria'

A wide-spectrum of bacteria, including MRSA, EHEC, Sars, fungi and viruses, can now be eliminated from hospitals, schools, offices, shops, restaurants and homes safely and easily, according to Swiss-based Sterilos Group.  This is achi

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Action against antibiotic resistance urged

Participants at a recent forum on healthcare-associated infections in France have called upon health authorities to take action against the emergence and spread of bacteria that are resistant to all antibiotics. Over 70 international healt

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E.coli cases in France, beef burgers blamed

Five children admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beef burgers infected with a strain of E.coli bacteria are seriously ill, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak. The officials said the bacte

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