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Connecticut man has leg amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria during beach day: report

A Connecticut man has reportedly lost a leg after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, following a day at a local beach. Bruce Kagan, 68, went swimming at Hammonasset Beach State Park in June. A few days later, on June 30, he was admitted to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain because he felt… Read More »

Bayer floats animal health merger with Lilly spinoff Elanco: report

Bayer’s for-sale animal health unit has been stirring up interest among private equity players—but the German pharma may have another buyer in mind. The company has approached Elanco, spun off by Eli Lilly last year, about a potential tie-up between the two, Reuters reports, citing three unnamed sources. Elanco currently holds the animal health market’s… Read More »

There Will Be Over 22 Million Cancer Survivors In The U.S. By 2030, Says New Report

“One in sixteen people in the U.S. will be a cancer survivor by 2030, according to a new report. Pictured are cancer survivors at the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ in Indiana, 2012. Photo credit: Getty Royalty-free. Getty A new report has predicted that there will be 22.1 million people with a personal history… Read More »

Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Could Be Hurting You, Report Says

Frederick BassGetty Images Summer’s hot, and the debate over how to protect yourself from the sun is even hotter. The Environmental Working Group released its 2019 Guide to Sunscreens today—the 13th annual report of its kind—and it finds that two-thirds of sunscreen products on the market “offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients.” But not… Read More »

Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »