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Donation Decisions Laden With History Of Racism

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. African-Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at higher rates than whites, yet they are less likely to take part in research. That has created a vexing challenge for scientists, who are trying to persuade more blacks to participate in studies — while they...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by
Texas investigates brucellosis, warns against K-Bar raw milk
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Texas investigates brucellosis, warns against K-Bar raw milk

Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has hospitalized at least one person. “At this time, it is uncertain how long Brucella (bacteria) may have been...

August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
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End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician, relayed those wishes to the woman’s daughter, the younger woman would have none of it....

August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
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Counties Hit The Road To Treat Mental Health

Ana Magaña has struggled with schizophrenia for more than 30 years, and she even landed in the hospital a couple of years ago after she stopped taking her medications. When the Woodlake resident was discharged, she received additional support. But she didn’t get it by traveling 15 miles to the closest county mental health clinic,...

August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
Raspberry mousse cakes recalled in Canada for norovirus
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Raspberry mousse cakes recalled in Canada for norovirus

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over the weekend warned the public about the recall of various brands of raspberry mousse cakes due to a norovirus investigation. Products recalled were distributed in Quebec. CFIA said consumers should not eat the recalled products and retailers, hotels, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or serve them. They...

August 14, 2017August 14, 2017by
Poultry products recalled over packaging mistake
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Poultry products recalled over packaging mistake

Blaine, WA-based Luvo Inc. (USA) has recalled approximately 4,805 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are mislabeled as Chicken Chile Verde that contain milk and The recalled products are mislabeled as Chicken Chile Verde that contain milk and soy but...

August 14, 2017August 14, 2017by
Papaya-related Salmonella victim count triples in 3 weeks
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Papaya-related Salmonella victim count triples in 3 weeks

Editor’s note:  (To read FDA and CDC outbreak updates in Spanish, click on these links:) Para leer las actualizaciones de brotes de FDA y CDC en español, haga clic en estos enlaces:FDA https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm568393.htmCDC https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/kiambu-07-17/es/index.html The deadly Salmonella outbreak that has been traced to maradol papayas from Mexico is spreading, with 32 more victims confirmed in...

August 13, 2017August 13, 2017by
A Long And Winding Road: Kicking Heroin In An Opioid ‘Treatment Desert’   
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A Long And Winding Road: Kicking Heroin In An Opioid ‘Treatment Desert’  

Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in California’s Central Valley. She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand. Again, and again, she stumbled down the aisle to...

August 12, 2017August 12, 2017by
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Obesity And Depression Are Entwined, Yet Scientists Don’t Know Why

About 15 years ago, Dr. Sue McElroy, a psychiatrist in Mason, Ohio, started noticing a pattern. People came to see her because they were depressed, but they frequently had a more visible ailment as well: They were heavy. McElroy was convinced there had to be a connection. “Many of my [depressed] patients were obese. And...

August 12, 2017August 12, 2017by
Beef patties recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergen
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Beef patties recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergen

Wisconsin’s Kenosha Beef International Ltd. recalled 3,960 pounds of beef patty products late Wednesday because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products may contain milk, in the form of cheddar cheese, a known allergen that was not declared on the finished product...

August 11, 2017August 11, 2017by