And as some people and companies in the region have tapped into the $16 billion spent — so far — by BP on cleanup and damage claims, a term that was coined back in 1989 after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska has been resurrected:
Antibiotic-resistant staph infections can be deadly for hospital patients.
One way to curb them is with better hospital hygiene. A new study found that hand-washing, and wearing gowns and gloves, cuts the number of infections with methicilln-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. But another study found that even with all those precautions, the bacteria can still be tough to wipe out.
Military intervention in Libya was supposed to be a quick mission: Use missiles and airstrikes to knock out Moammar Gadhafi's firepower and prevent attacks on civilians. Nearly a month in, Libyan rebels and government troops are stalemated and the NATO-led coalition is showing strain.