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CDC warns of drug-resistant salmonella

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Federal health officials are warning about a possible drug-resistant strain of salmonella. According to the CDC, 255 people from 32 states were infected with the emerging strain from June 2018 to March of this year. Sixty people were …

23 confirmed cases of measles in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – New cases of the measles continue to surface in Oregon. KATU reports the total people who have contracted the measles in Oregon this year is up to a total of 23. Nine of those cases have occurred since the …

E-cigarette crackdown: Juul under fire

HARTFORD, Conn. (NBC News) – Connecticut’s attorney general has launched an investigation into Juul Labs and their marketing practices. In a statement, Juul says its e-cigarettes are “designed to help adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes to an alternative nicotine delivery” and …

Trump plan promises cheaper prescription drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – The Trump administration announced Wednesday a proposal to help Americans pay less for prescription drugs by allowing imports of the same medications from Canada. “The burden now is on states, pharmacies and wholesalers to come in with …

Measles outbreak update

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – More cases of the measles have been reported. According to the latest data from the CDC, 1,164 cases have been confirmed in 30 states. That is an increase of 16 cases from last week. The majority of cases …