Deadly Fungus Spreads Through U.S. Healthcare Facilities

The number of cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a dangerous multidrug-resistant fungus, in the U.S. has grown from 7 to 122 over the past 9 months, the CDC says in its¬†Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.¬†[1] C. auris can cause severe illness and high mortality (60%), especially among patients who are in intensive-care units, those […]

Trans Fat Ban Reduced Heart Attacks, Strokes, Deaths in NY State

After some counties in New York banned trans fats, heart attacks and strokes fell by more than 6%, say researchers from Yale University. With a national trans fat ban scheduled for 2018, the finding shows that deaths, strokes, and non-fatal heart attacks could plummet nationwide. Trans fats are found in oils used to make prepared […]