Petting zoos could potentially transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors. The study is by Professor Shiri Navon-Venezia of…

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Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users

Rite Aid, one of the country’s biggest pharmacy chains, will stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping products because of concern that they are fueling tobacco use among middle and high school students across the United States. Rite Aid said Thursday that it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 stores over the next 90…

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Rodarte Dresses Now Go Up to Size 4XL

Ronan McKenzie for Universal Standard Who gets to look like a fantasy? It’s a contentious question for fashion, a realm where exclusion and power are often seamed together, and «beauty» becomes defined by limitations instead of ideals. That’s why today’s kind of exciting. It marks the launch of Rodarte x Universal Standard, a collaboration that…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Make Something Awesome

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. As you may have gathered, I have a toddler, a kid who (lucky for me) goes wild for food. One of the joys of being with her lies in giving her something unequivocally awesome to eat for the very first time, and then watching her reaction. Over the…

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As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration

Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing “deep concern” about the number of increasing cases in parts of Congo, and the potential risk of the disease spreading to neighboring countries, the W.H.O.…

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