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Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »

Diet Coke linked to ‘early death’

Drinking fizzy drinks like Coke everyday could increase your risk of dying young, experts have warned. Two cans of regular Coke increases the risk of early death from heart disease by a third. Sugar-laden fizzy drinks also increase the risk of early death from any cause by a fifth — and are also fuelling a… Read More »

Outbreak of paralyzing disease linked to non-polio enterovirus

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a polio-like virus as a potential cause of an outbreak of a disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a crippling condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis usually among children. At the request of Arizona and Maricopa County health officials,… Read More »