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Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


Wading into waterborne illness: Spokane County pools have a clean record

That water you’re diving into might not be as clean as you think. A federal report found nearly 500 waterborne illness outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 traced to treated recreational …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018

Domestic sheep program aims to ease problems for bighorns

Wild bighorn sheep and their domestic cousins have an unfortunate relationship. Both can be infected by a bacteria that can trigger pneumonia.


WHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics in new response to superbug threats

The World Health Organization on Tuesday released new recommendations aimed at reducing the use of certain categories of “last resort” antibiotics as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the …


Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel

Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.


Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

The dirty dozen: U.N. issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press …


Scientists try bacteria to halt invading cheatgrass in West

It sounds like science fiction: An unstoppable invader is taking over the West and the best hope to stop its relentless advance is a small team of anonymous scientists. But …


‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days

About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …


Health alert issued for pesticide-tainted pot

Oregon health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 2, 2016

FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps, cites no evidence

The federal government is banning more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps and washes, saying manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and prevent the spread …


Poop-sniffing dog finds human waste in Whatcom County waterways

A dog trained to sniff out water pollution has detected human waste in many of the water samples taken from Whatcom County waterways.


The Rock Doc: Brucellosis research might help fight other diseases

Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it’s surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium. But a few …


Rock Doc: Genomics might help defeat citrus disease

Did you have a glass of orange juice this morning? If so, you may want to know that the simple pleasures brought to us by citrus fruit are under attack …


Sacred Heart eliminates bacteria, lifts water restrictions

Water restrictions were lifted Wednesday afternoon at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply. Three patients …


Hospital lifts restrictions after bacteria eradicated

Water restrictions were lifted today at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply.


Food preservation book moves beyond modern canning

Tomatoes are ripening, trucks full of peaches are wending their way to farmers markets, and everywhere, home food preservation enthusiasts are working frantically in their steamy kitchens to put it …


You can’t dodge every germ, but many will try

Are all the little things you do to avoid the flu reasonable – or just ridiculous? Has all the H1N1 flu talk got you buying Purell by the gallon and …


As Labs Test For E. Coli, Cases Mount Missed Bacterium Incidents ‘Shock’ Federal Epidemiologist

The deadly E. coli bug strikes more frequently than health officials had suspected, often causing symptoms that go unrecognized or unreported. As more laboratories test for the bacterium - known …