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New food safety rules emphasize active prevention but face steep challenges
Blood-sucking bugs are spreading Chagas disease in Texas
Cardiologists struggle to effectively treat severe heart attacks
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Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers
Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?
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