Watch Out for Endoscopes Linked to Superbug Outbreak, FDA Says

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A medical device linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs at a UCLA hospital is particularly hard to clean, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

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Understanding the deadly superbug

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The deaths of two patients at a Los Angeles hospital are linked to the deadly bacteria CRE and more patients may have been exposed to the drug-resistant superbug.

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Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life

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A cocktail of three drugs buys an extra 16 months of life for patients with an advanced form of breast cancer – a hard-to-treat type, researchers say.

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The great American sleep recession

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How much sleep do we need? The National Sleep Foundation has issued new recommendations on how much sleep we should all be getting.

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SuperAgers’ Brains May Hold Key to Aging Well

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“SuperAgers,” the fortunate folks who remain mentally sharp well into their 80s, may have brains that age differently, new imaging research shows.

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Are we ready for a global outbreak?

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Experts say it’s not a question of if, but when, the next global epidemic will happen. But scientists are working to stop the next outbreak in its tracks.

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Ebola Virus Lives 7 Days on Corpses

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The Ebola virus can live in and on the body of a victim for as long as seven days, researchers found.

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Your best weight loss tool may be in your pocket

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Researchers found that smartphone applications and wearable devices are quite accurate in tracking step counts, and wearable devices in general were less accurate than smartphone apps.

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