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E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The agencies are continuing to investigate other possible sources, and the CDC still advises…MORE

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn this week. Del Monte’s fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers is under-processed and could result in, “contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” the company said. Although it is more of a concern…MORE

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

Gun deaths in America have reached a record high. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. A similar analysis was first conducted by the…MORE

Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress

Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress

What do humanized mice have to do with fetal tissue research? That question took center stage at a hearing Thursday before two House subcommittees considering alternatives to the controversial practice of using fetal tissue for research. Since the 1930s, scientists have usled fetal tissue in the US, obtained through elective abortions in medical research and…MORE

Can a coalition of ‘superheroes’ save the COP24 climate talks?

Can a coalition of ‘superheroes’ save the COP24 climate talks?

Think of them as the Justice League for global warming diplomacy. They’re the “High Ambition Coalition” and they arrived late this week at the beleaguered COP24 climate talks here in Polish coal country, wearing suits and hosting press conferences — hoping to salvage a United Nations treaty that is meant to save the earth. Dozens…MORE

Neanderthal genes could explain the shape of our skulls, study finds

Neanderthal genes could explain the shape of our skulls, study finds

Humans have unusually globular (or round) skulls and brains compared to our ancient ancestors — including our closest extinct cousins the Neanderthals — and a new study provides a possible explanation as to why. For the first time, an interdisciplinary team of scientists have identified two genes that affect the shape of the modern human’s…MORE

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

Eighty-seven more people have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. A total of 333 have become ill and 91 have been hospitalized since illnesses began in August. No deaths have been reported.Illnesses have been reported in 28 states; Michigan, Mississippi and West…MORE

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal. In some cases, users sought “medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body,” the recall announcement said. There have also been a small number of reports…MORE

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs and said it continues to test the ingredient for cancer-causing chemicals. The letter, sent in late November, details manufacturing violations at the facility of Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., pointing out cross-contamination from one…MORE

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