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Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

Potentially harmful bacteria was found on 97 percent of chicken breasts bought at stores across the United States and tested, according to a new study. And about half of the chicken samples had at least one type of bacteria that was resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics, the investigators found. The tests on the 316 raw chicken breasts also found that most had bacteria -- such as enterococcus and E. coli -- linked to fecal contamination. About 17 percent of the E. coli were a type that can cause urinary tract infections, according to the

Know Your ‘Obamacare’ Health Insurance Deadlines

If you want new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act starting Jan. 1, you’re running out of time. There's good news, though.Consumers now have until Jan. 10, 2014, to make their first payment on insurance that takes effect New Year's Day. They still have to enroll for a health plan in their state's Marketplace by Dec. 23, 2013, to receive that Jan. 1 coverage. The latest deadline change came Wednesday from America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. The payment deadline had been Dec. 31, 2013. Although each health plan has the

Tetanus Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Often called lockjaw, tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes painful muscle spasms and can lead to death. The tetanus vaccine has made tetanus a preventable disease. Thanks to its widespread use, lockjaw has become very rare in the U.S. Even so, many adults in the U.S. need to be vaccinated against tetanus.
You cannot get tetanus from another person. You can get it through a cut or other wound. Tetanus bacteria are commonly present in soil, dust, water, and manure.