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Doctors test tumor paint in people

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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Breast milk sold online contaminated with cow's milk

We're not talking about just a smidge. Roughly 10 percent of samples tested contained at least 10 percent cow's milk. Doctors say the diluted milk could be dangerous for babies for several reasons.

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Drug-resistant food poisoning lands in the US

Travelers are bringing a bacterial disease to the US and spreading it to others. The bacteria are tough to treat because they're resistant to the top antibiotic.

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