Report: Deadly hospital-acquired infections still a major problem in the U.S.

Drug-resistant superbugs and other infectious bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, are still very much an issue for one-third of U.S. hospitals — including many flagship teaching hospitals. This data was released in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week and comes after several years of warnings, federal fines and […]

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USDA sets rules for tracking livestock across state lines – Chicago Tribune

The new rules stems from a couple cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) […]