Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

...was destroyed."There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Warren said.A U.S. official said Wednesday evening that four people in three commercial...
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Hospital accreditation at risk over sterilization with an unsterilized surface, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.Chief Nursing Officer Gena Edmiston says infection procedures are the most important measure in hospital surveys."If you fail that, you've failed," she said.The equipment...
On the Trails: Visiting Gustavus

...mostly the older needles, so an affected pine has only small tufts of newer needles near the branch ends. A serious level of infection can kill the tree. Cool, wet weather favors the production of spores, which are spread by wind or rain-splash, and the...
Study: Autism linked to diabetes during pregnancy

...occur when genetic differences interact with many other factors. Previous studies have suggested these may include prenatal infections, preterm birth and parents' ageDIABETESDiabetes prevents the body from making or properly using insulin, which causes sugar...
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Computer crimes rage rampant in Juneau

...reported. "The Internet's a sewer at this point," said Gary Patton, managing partner at Juneau Electronics. Virus infections and browser hijackers are the norm, he added. Patton was surprised by the volume of calls he had received recently detailing...
Pure Sole: Sometimes, you have to accept help

...threw my hands up - and asked my doctor for the Z-Pak.Azithromycin, to be exact, a macrolide antibiotic used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria.More specifically it's that little coldish microbe brought in by those darn legislators and...
Study: Rural Natives suffer serious respiratory infections

...suffer much higher rates of serious respiratory infections, including pneumonia. The Centers for Disease...suffer higher rates of antibiotic resistant staph infections and other skin infections. The study is believed to be the first in the...
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...home, "with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family." The firm said he died of natural causes, from a chest infection combined with the worsening effects of his dementia.Transworld's managing director Larry Finlay said "the world has lost...
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Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...Youth Court; SERRC programs including the Juneau Construction Academy; sign language interpreters; sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment; pre-kindergarten education; Alaska Legal Services; and the University of Alaska Southeast.One...
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Premera Blue Cross says data breach could affect 11M people

...breach.The company is working with the FBI and cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate the breach and remove any lingering infection of its systems.Premera currently has about 1.8 million members. It provides health, life, vision, dental, disability...


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