By STEVE KARNOWSKI and TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press Writers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around their cabins and pastures, eying up Fido or
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.
The doctor on
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
Officials don't how many of the shots may have been contaminated with
By BRUCE SCHREINER and KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patsy Bivins tossed and turned all night after finding out the steroid shot she received to ease her chronic back pain could instead threaten her life.
For now, all the 68-year-old retired waitress can do is hope she
By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A week after her annual steroid shot for back pain, Janet Russell began getting unbearable headaches. A fever followed. Doctors admitted her to the hospital, but couldn't say what was wrong.
"She is screaming and nothing is helping
By MALCOLM RITTERAP Science Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The two kinds of fungus linked to a meningitis outbreak are found in plenty of places and rarely make people sick.
People inhale one kind, Aspergillus, all the time without any problem. It's nearly impossible to avoid, found in such places
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration found what it called "objectionable conditions" at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to Trader Joe's peanut butter produced
10:39AM EST October 2. 2012 - THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the U.S., sparking a major recall, health authorities said Tuesday.
The National Institute for Public Health and the