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CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published on Thursday, the CDC said that from June 2018 to March 2019,…MORE

Trump’s America is the unspoken focus of Obamas’ first Netflix feature

Trump’s America is the unspoken focus of Obamas’ first Netflix feature

At a time when President Donald Trump seems to permeate nearly every aspect of American discourse, it might come as a surprise that the first movie from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, never mentions him by name. But subtlety is part of the power of “American Factory,” the new Netflix documentary that…MORE

US Defense Secretary Esper appears to confirm death of bin Laden’s son

US Defense Secretary Esper appears to confirm death of bin Laden’s son

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared to confirm Wednesday that the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden is dead. “That’s my understanding,” Esper told Fox News in an interview when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead. Asked if the US had any role in his death, Esper responded:…MORE

Scientists share new details about mysterious ‘ghost particle’

Scientists share new details about mysterious ‘ghost particle’

Neutrinos, so-called “ghost particles” scattered across the universe, can be 10 million times lighter than the mass of an electron, according to a new study. Neutrinos are referred to as ghostly because they are extremely volatile, or vaporous, cosmic particles that can pass through any kind of matter without changing. They have almost no mass…MORE

Listeria outbreak infects 175 people during peak tourist season in Spain

Listeria outbreak infects 175 people during peak tourist season in Spain

Spain’s health ministry has issued an international health warning over a listeria outbreak that has infected 175 people. The bacteria was detected in a processed meat product manufactured in the city of Seville, in the southern region of Andalucia, according to an alert published Tuesday. Listeria is a common bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection…MORE

America’s manufacturing sector shrank for the first time in nearly a decade

America’s manufacturing sector shrank for the first time in nearly a decade

The manufacturing sector has become the problem child of the US economy. American manufacturing activity is slowing as rising tariffs have made materials more expensive. The sector shrunk for the first time since September 2009, according to IHS Markit. Markit’s flash manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for August fell just below 50, indicating a contraction. It…MORE

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