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Doctors explain how patient died from fecal transplant

Doctors have released new details about the death of a 73-year-old patient who underwent an experimental fecal transplant last spring and died of a subsequent E. coli infection. The report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, detailed the cases of two patients in a trial run by Massachusetts General Hospital. Both

Julie Andrews Says Therapy 'Saved My Life'

Anyone can benefit from therapy — even cheerful, umbrella-wielding nannies. Julie Andrews says that going to therapy was life-saving after she split from her first husband in 1967. At the time, the Mary Poppins star was struggling to clear her head, and the late director Mike Nichols suggested she find a therapist. “Sadly, I separated

4th death in Legionnaire’s outbreak tied to NC state fair

Four people have died from a Legionnaire’s outbreak tied to a hot tub display at a North Carolina state fair, according to state health officials. In addition to the deaths, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services reported 133 cases of Legionnaire’s and eight cases of Pontiac fever among people who attended the North

Witnesses clash in Tennessee abortion wait period trial

Expert witnesses on Wednesday presented dueling views of whether Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before abortion helps or hinders women’s decision making. Interested in Abortion Rights? Five of Tennessee’s seven abortion clinics are suing in federal court in Nashville over the law, which requires women to make two separate trips to an abortion clinic, first for

Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at developing better flu vaccines to defend Americans against both seasonal influenza and the possibility of a future pandemic outbreak. Interested in Flu Season? Seasonal flu “kills tens of thousands of Americans each year,” Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a statement. A

Mosquito-borne virus threat grows with 2 new Michigan cases

Michigan health officials amped up their warning about a rare mosquito-borne virus Tuesday, after the state’s Department of Health and Human Services confirmed four new cases of Eastern equine encephalitis disease (EEE). Two of the state’s seven cases so far this year were fatal. “Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern equine encephalitis outbreak in