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Lung cancer symptoms: Seven signs your cough could be signalling the deadly condition

Lung cancer symptoms usually don’t show in the early stages, but with this type of cancer being one of the most common and serious types, it’s important to recognise the first signs when they develop. According to the NHS, around 44,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK. A cough is… Read More »

Deadly drug-resistant fungal disease has ‘infested’ New York City

Candida auris in a petri dishdpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo By Adam Vaughan A deadly infectious fungal disease that is resistant to many drugs has “infested” New York and affected more than 600 people in the city, in the biggest outbreak in the US so far. Candida auris is a type of yeast. Between August 2016… Read More »

Opioid Litigation Divides Sackler Family Over How To Respond To Charges It Bears Responsibility For Deadly Epidemic

As communities seek billions in settlements, the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly growing uneasy about defense tactics and charges of misleading marketing. Other news on the drug epidemic looks at a new CDC report on cocaine and meth deaths and unethical practices by a Delaware physician. Reuters: Following Opioid Suits, Family Behind… Read More »

Man’s face erupts in nasty pustules after catching deadly fungal infection

A man’s face erupted in nasty pustules after he caught a deadly fungal infection. Doctors discovered the 29-year-old had contracted Talaromyces marneffei — one of the world’s “most feared fungi.” When he visited the doctor, he said he had been suffering from a cough, shortness of breath and a fever for two months, the New… Read More »