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RadioMD Health News

September 11, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Another case of a drug-resistant strain E. coli has surfaced in the U.S, the fourth such case in the past few years. The CDC says they expect to see more cases of the antibiotic-resistant bug pop up. The increase in such cases has experts gravely concerned.Hospitals inflate the prices of some services by 20 times or more, a new study finds. Researchers say hospitals jack prices up so much simply because they can, and purposely obscure the real costs from patients. The researchers recommend placing caps on their markup power.And... have you ever heard the "five second rule" about food dropped on the floor? It might be time to reconsider that rule, say scientists. A new study found bacteria can infect food that falls on the floor instantaneously. The research did determine that longer contact time means more bacterial transfer, but the type of food and surface is just as, or more, important. They say the "5 second rule" is quite simply an oversimplification.For RadioMD News, this is

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