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Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect from China, has evaded all efforts to contain it, decimating Florida’s citrus industry and forcing scores of growers out of business. In a last-ditch attempt to slow the infection, Mr. Petteway… Read More »

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one… Read More »

After children die in US custody, authorities turn to nation's pediatricians for guidance

Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, reached out on Wednesday to Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The two spoke on the phone for about 20 minutes. Kraft, who has previously criticized the agency, described the call as “very positive.” The children’s deaths come as more and more… Read More »