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An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread from Southern California as far east as Michigan, where 22 people died of the disease since 2016. (CNN)
Could the emergence of artificial intelligence in medicine be a boon for doctors’ bedside manner and social skills? (CNBC)
A 12-year-old California girl died after a severe bacterial infection was misdiagnosed as an uncomplicated case of the flu, (Fox News) and a 21-year-old aspiring personal trainer also died of systemic infection mistaken as a “simple” case of flu. (The Washington Post)
But real flu is here as evidenced by the fact that students at a private school in San Antonio took today off, after school officials announced a “flu day.” (WNEP)
“Tide Pod Challenge” is the latest crazy-dangerous, internet-fueled teen craze: eating laundry-detergent pods. (Tech Times)
Florida wildlife authorities want to rid the state of wild monkeys that have the potential to transmit a herpesvirus infection to humans. (CBS News) Is this Carl Hiassen’s doing?
A small drug company’s strategy to help patients pay for an $850,000 gene therapy for blindness could establish a model for future therapy developments. (Reuters)
As a promising treatment for peanut allergy progresses through phase III clinical testing, the manufacturer eyes expansion to egg, milk, and other food allergies. (Fierce Biotech)
Responding to scientific evidence that invertebrates can feel pain, Switzerland banned the practice of cooking live lobsters. One wonders what that means for Swiss menus. k(BBC)
Most people who try one cigarette go on to become habitual smokers. (Tech Times)
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