Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 patients in three states—Florida, Texas and Arizona—became infected after getting injections for problems like joint and back pain, the Centers for Disease Control and…

Up to 319 people dead as Congo Ebola outbreak set to worsen

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spiral as death toll reaches 319 The outbreak has continued to spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo Health workers and agencies have faced challenges trying to contain the virus  Some areas are becoming re-infected, recent figures from the nation…