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“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took steps Wednesday to try to phase out the use of certain antibiotics in livestock and ensure that drugs given to animals on factory farms are prescribed by veterinarians to prevent and treat diseases,” according to The Washington Post. The...
An article published by the Associated Press reports that after an outbreak of type B meningitis at Princeton University, the FDA has authorized the use of a vaccine produced by Novartis called Bexsero that is not yet licensed in the US. While New Jersey law requires all students to have a meningitis...
Scientists may have found an association between gut bacteria and the risk of colorectal cancer, The Huffington Post reports. The finding is based on a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that analyzed stool samples from 47 people with colorectal cancer and 94 healthy people. Researchers...