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No One Knows Source of Wis. Blood Infections

Elizabethkingia has infected 44 people and may have contributed to 18 deaths

(Newser) - The number of suspected cases of a blood infection that may have contributed to 18 deaths in Wisconsin is growing, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has assigned additional investigators to pinpoint the bacteria's source, the AP reports. Infectious disease specialists describe the Wisconsin outbreak of... More »

Weight Loss May Push Toxins Into Bloodstream

Broken down fat cells release stored pollutants: study

(Newser) - Scientists have uncovered a toxic underside to weight loss: the breaking down of fat cells can release a flood of "pollutants" stored there. Fat stores trap certain toxins such as DDT and PCBs. When significant amounts of fat are broken down, these chemicals are released into the bloodstream, where... More »

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