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Teen Went to Sleep on a School Trip. She Never Woke Up

16-year-old Sara Manitoski died from toxic shock syndrome in March 2017, coroner finds

(Newser) - An overnight school trip last year turned tragic for a Canadian teen, and now a coroner has confirmed why. People reports 16-year-old Sara Manitoski, who was found unresponsive in her cabin bed after friends came back from breakfast, died of toxic shock syndrome, with the coroner's conclusion based on... More »

You Don't Want to Know What's on Your Cellphone

There's a good chance it's fecal matter: study

(Newser) - If you’re reading this on your smartphone, you might want to go wash your hands now: A new study out of London finds that one out of six cellphones has fecal matter on it. UK researchers swabbed 390 mobile phones and the British hands that used them, and found... More »

Staph Bacteria Taints About Half of US Meat

It calls attention to use of antibiotics in livestock: Researchers

(Newser) - Here's a happy thought with summer barbecue season just around the corner: A new study suggests that about half the meat sold in the US is contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, the Los Angeles Times reports. Researchers tested beef, chicken, turkey, and pork from supermarkets around the country and... More »

Staph Recall Sours Whole Foods' Gingerbread

Bakery's goods were sold at Whole Foods

(Newser) - Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the ... Staphylococcus man? The super-nasty bacteria Staphylococcus aureaus were found on gingerbread made by Rolf's Patisserie and sold at Whole Foods in 23 states, reports NPR , causing a recall on Christmas Eve. The bakery has been linked to... More »

Sudden Infant Death Linked to Bacteria

Key research on baby deaths

(Newser) - Some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be caused by staph and E. coli infections, a new study finds. British researchers saw significant levels of both bacteria in 470 of 546 SIDS victims ranging in age from 7 days to one year. But scientists don't yet know what the... More »

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