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US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets.

US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar
Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 300 in US
Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 300 in US

A salmonella outbreak in raw chicken has sickened nearly 300 people in the US,as consumer advocates warned the federal shutdown was hampering a government response.

Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 300 in US
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New Zealand dairy giant issues global botulism alert

New Zealand warned international health authorities Saturday of exported dairy products, including infant formula, containing a bacteria that could lead to botulism -- a potentially fatal illness.

New Zealand dairy giant issues global botulism alert
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Study reveals new info on how bacteria survive drugs

Researchers have disproved a long-held theory about how some bacteria survive antibiotics and opened the door to new treatments to fight drug-resistant bugs.

Study reveals new info on how bacteria survive drugs
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Gene sleuths track spread of hospital superbug

Gene detectives on Sunday said they had pinpointed how a hospital superbug arose in North America in the early 2000s and spread to Europe before becoming a source of global concern.

Gene sleuths track spread of hospital superbug
Life where you'd least expect it: bacteria survive ice, dark
Life where you'd least expect it: bacteria survive ice, dark

Researchers have found bacteria thriving beneath ice, in the dark and without oxygen in a lake in Antarctica, pushing the boundaries of what was thought necessary to sustain life on Earth.

Life where you'd least expect it: bacteria survive ice, dark
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Scientists say NASA's 'new form of life' was untrue

Two scientific papers published Sunday disproved a controversial claim made by NASA-funded scientists in 2010 that a new form of bacterial life had been discovered that could thrive on arsenic.

Scientists say NASA's 'new form of life' was untrue

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