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Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives

For more than a year, NeDina Brocks-Capla avoided one room in her large, brightly colored San Francisco house — the bathroom on the second floor. “It was really hard to bathe in here, and I found myself not wanting to touch the walls,” she explained. The bathroom is where Brocks-Capla’s son Kareem Jones died in...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
Breathing Fire: Health Is A Casualty Of Climate-Fueled Blazes
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Breathing Fire: Health Is A Casualty Of Climate-Fueled Blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento fled her home in the dark, drove to an evacuation center and began setting up a medical triage unit. Patients with burns and other severe injuries were dispatched to hospitals. She set about treating many people whose...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis
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Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis

Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice in Chicago, eager to catch a moment between patients so they could pitch her a new drug. Now living in Humboldt County, Calif., Meengs is taking a page from the pharmaceutical industry’s playbook with an...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
Reason for French cheese recall in Canada goes without saying
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Reason for French cheese recall in Canada goes without saying

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a weekend recall of firm ripened Comté cheese at the request of Agropur Cooperative. The company cited possible Listeria contamination as the reason for the recall. Agropur Cooperative distributed their Agropur Import Collection brand cheese to unidentified stores located across the nation. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included in the recall notice. This is the third instance of recalls by...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Chicken tikka masala recalled because of positive Listeria test
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Chicken tikka masala recalled because of positive Listeria test

Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods in Hayward, CA, is recalling 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen, cooked, ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken tikka masala were produced on Nov. 7. The recalled products can be identified by...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Casa Sanchez Foods recalls guacamole because of Listeria risk
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Casa Sanchez Foods recalls guacamole because of Listeria risk

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of “Real Guacamole” because testing by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. “The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue,”...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Yorgo’s recalls all Greek-style foods after Listeria testing
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Yorgo’s recalls all Greek-style foods after Listeria testing

All Greek-style food products manufactured by  Yorgo’s Foods Inc. in Manchester, NH are now being recalled because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. It’s an expansion of the Yorgo’s Nov. 10 recall, which originally involved only select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj. The expanded recall involves products distributed to retail stores nationwide.  Most of the...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Ready-to-eat chicken wraps recalled for allergens, misbranding
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Ready-to-eat chicken wraps recalled for allergens, misbranding

Missa Bay LLC  in Swedesboro, NJ, is recalling 46 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains peanut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.  The ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken wraps were produced...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Listeria positive prompts recall of frozen, organic green beans
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Listeria positive prompts recall of frozen, organic green beans

Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC of Front Royal, VA, recalled two years worth of its frozen organic whole green beans today because Connecticut inspectors got positive results for Listeria monocytogenes on a random sample from a retailer. The frozen food company reported it distributed the frozen, organic green beans to retailers in a dozen states,...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by
Irish raw milk cheese recalled around world because of Listeria
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Irish raw milk cheese recalled around world because of Listeria

A Listeria related recall in mid-October of organic, raw milk cheddar cheese announced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has made it half way around the world, with authorities in Hong Kong posting a recall this week of the cheese sold under the brand of The Little Milk Co. No such announcements have yet...

November 19, 2017November 19, 2017by