FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Since the Hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of January 12, 2024:
Hospitalizations: 27,469 (61%)
Hardly a week goes by that there is not yet another announcement of a hepatitis A positive employee putting co-workers, customers and the restaurant brand at risk.
There have been illnesses, deaths, thousands of customers have had to stand in long lines to...
(Headline USA) Denver Mayor Mike Johnston warned this week that the city is “out of shelter space” for illegal immigrants and will have to start kicking people out.
“We have filled every single hotel room that we have available in the city and county of Denver,” Johnston said at a town-hall meeting last week. “Now, we have the terrible decision that if we don’t start exiting folks, we will have 250 folks that will arrive...
MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
African Americans are significantly affected by heart disease, resulting in higher mortality rates compared to white Americans.
One of the reasons for the disparity is due to high hypertension rates in the Black community. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses cardiovascular disease and reversing...
Brands of cheese recalled by the CDC.CDC via AP/NBC News
Associated Press – A California cheese and dairy company is the source of a decade-long outbreak of listeria food poisoning that killed two people and sickened more than two dozen, federal health officials said Tuesday.
New lab and inspection evidence linked soft cheeses and other dairy products made by Rizo-Lopez Foods of Modesto, California, to the outbreak, which was first detected in June 2014, the Centers...
CBS NEWS – Depending on the lab that analyzed your sample, the results from your blood test may be broken down into individual tests or collections of related tests called panels.
Results from these panels can allow a health care professional to recommend preventive care, detect potential diseases and monitor ongoing health conditions.
For each of the tests listed in your report, there will typically be a number corresponding to your test result and a reference...
ELPAIS.COM – Supermarkets increasingly offer vegetables that, within just a few minutes of microwaving them in the same plastic bag in which they were purchased, are ready to eat.
Potatoes, cabbages, or mixtures of various vegetables come already pre-cooked and — according to the producers’ instructions — it’s not necessary to put them in another container to microwave them.
But new research shows that perhaps it would be better to take your veggies out of the...
NEWSWEEK – In a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health, nearly 4 in 5 e-cigarette users reported experiencing adverse health outcomes within six hours of vaping. The results raise serious concerns about the health impacts associated with these devices.
In 2021, 4.5 percent of U.S. adults used e-cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this number is much higher among younger people, with 10 percent of U.S....
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The 9-day closure of a popular Lewiston, ME, restaurant has created such a kerfuffle that Food Safety News has looked deeper into what happened.
Dialing back to last year, it seems an emerging cockroach infestation concerned restaurant staff who tried working with their pest control contractor but found it necessary to report the health hazard to health authorities shortly after the first of the year.
Staff reported on Jan. 6 to Maine...
NBC-DFW – A Denton County community is a step closer to having water service fully restored after a deadly water main break.
The accident happened Thursday in Providence Village.
The effort to make sure each resident has drinkable water continued Sunday afternoon with a distribution of cases of bottled water.
Providence Village Mayor Linda Inman said anyone with proof of residency could receive water without leaving their vehicle.
“Right now, we’re doing about 100 cases (of water) per...
The Guardian – The UK was once so good at dealing with measles that in 2017 and 2021 the World Health Organization declared that we had successfully attained “elimination status” for the disease, meaning that not one endemic case had been detected in the prior year.
But those days are over, with more than 200 children diagnosed with measles in England and Wales in the last four weeks of 2023.
The UK Health Security Agency has...
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