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Reuters reports that "Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as 'molecular mimicry', offering a possible explanation for its link to a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine." Researchers found that a portion of a protein from...
The use of antibacterial soaps and other antibacterial products has skyrocketed in the past few decades but now the FDA is cracking down on companies who produce them, The New York Times reports. The proposed rule change is based on studies showing that the chemicals triclosan, found in liquid soaps, and...
Three people in the past year unexpectedly died from a heart condition associated with Lyme disease, The Boston Globe reports. The findings were based on a study conducted by the CDC, prompted by the discovery of abnormal heart tissue inflammation in a man found dead in a car accident, suggesting that death...