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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youth

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:04:14 +0100

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is conducting a nationwide, undercover “blitz” to  crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes — particularly the hugely popular Juul products — to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers. The effort started April 6 and will continue to the end of the month. The […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:04:14 +0100

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a nationwide undercover “blitz” to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes — particularly the hugely popular Juul products — to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers. The effort started April 6 and will continue to the end of the month. The agency said it […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersIn a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:25 +0100

A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes of medicines emerge from the gloom, stacked on […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:11:04 +0100

Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)



Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:04:07 +0100

An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally, after a 14-hour surgery that doctors hailed as a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related reasons, received […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:04:07 +0100

An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally. Doctors said the transplant, made in a 14-hour surgery, is a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:15:09 +0100

The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from the city of Yuma, Ariz., where the outbreak began. (Source: WebMD Health)



Source of E.coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:55 +0100

Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:55 +0100

Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska, have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



University closes after 100 students fall ill

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:12:30 +0100

Officials do not know what's causing the illnesses but say they're "confident" it's not E. coli (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



' E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There'E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:00:44 +0100

Have we made progress to reduce the risk for foodborne'Escherichia coli'infection? Dr Balistreri discusses this serious public health concern.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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E. coli outbreak prompts warning about romaine lettuce

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:13:51 +0100

CBS News confirms at least 64 people have been infected in 16 states; 31 have been hospitalized (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



At least 64 infected in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:14:39 +0100

Federal health officials warn you not to eat any romaine lettuce unless you know where it's from, as an E. coli outbreak spreads across the country. CBS News confirms at least 64 people were infected in 16 states. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:04:12 +0100

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store. On Friday, the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



What Causes Hyponatremia?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:39:52 +0100

Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part of the renin-angiotensin system) causing sodium to be reabsorbed from the distal kidney tubules and secreting potassium and hydrogen. Atrial naturitic peptide is release...



Researchers describe role of novel mutations in fosfomycin resistance

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Researchers identified novel chromosomal mutations and described their role in the development of resistance of Escherichia coli (E. coli) to broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:34:28 +0100

The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:46:00 +0100

U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)



Avoid piperacillin-tazobactam when treating BSI cause by ceftriaxone-resistant pathogens

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) The antibiotic combination treatment piperacillin-tazobactam was significantly less effective than meropenem when treating potentially fatal bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae and should be avoided when treating these organisms, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. coli Contamination

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:09:00 +0100

Giant Eagle, Inc. is recalling multiple items prepared with romaine lettuce and sold in its Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. This recall is in response to a CDC notice on romaine lettuce sourced by a supply partner from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



CDC Expands Warning In E. Coli Outbreak From Arizona Lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:41:01 +0100

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. The CDC said Friday that consumers are being advised to avoid whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce that may have come from the Yuma region. Previous warnings only applied to chopped romaine by itself or as part of salads and salad mixes. Officials say people at an Alaska correctional facility recently reported feeling ill after eating romaine lettuce that was traced back to lettuce heads harvested in Yuma. The E. coli outbreak has infected 53 people in 16 states. At least 31 have been hospitalized, including five with kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. Yuma is roughly 185 miles (298 kilometers) southwes...

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CDC issues strong new warning about romaine lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:13:35 +0100

The warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce as well as chopped romaine, salads and salad mixes due to E. coli contamination (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:08:37 +0100

American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating any kind of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the green, and any chopped salads or salad mixes that contain it, in its latest update on the E. coli outbreak. The warning, which expanded from a prior notice urging buyers to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, comes after new cases of E. coli were reported in Alaska. Alaska’s Department of Health & Social Services said eight inmates at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center contracted acute gastroenteritis in E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce...



E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:06:08 +0100

This post has been updated. Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:51:53 +0100

The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



'Do NOT eat romaine lettuce,' CDC warns

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:19:30 +0100

E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona where 90% of winter greens grow have sickened 53 people, and one expert says that it may be years before the ground is safe again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:49:08 +0100

Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:42:36 +0100

CDC recommends that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona be thrown out. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:00:19 +0100

The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive symptoms” […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersNew CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rules (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:38 +0100

As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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E. coli's internal bomb may provide novel target for treatment strategy

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Bacteria's internal bomb, the so-called toxin-antitoxin (TA) system that is part of the normal bacterial makeup, may be triggered to make bacteria turn on themselves, providing a valuable target for novel antimicrobial approaches in drug design, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:05:31 +0100

An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens. (Source: NYT Health)



E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:04:00 +0100

Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, […]Related:First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



E. coli-infected salad saga rages on

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:58:26 +0100

As of Wednesday 31 people have been hospitalized the 50 have been infected in the outbreak reported in 16 states including Idaho, Pennsylvania, New York and California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:39:37 +0100

At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. (Source: NYT Health)

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More E. Coli Cases Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:14:05 +0100

The illnesses have been identified as linked to a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7. Cases have now been reported in five more states, the CDC added, bringing the total number of states involved to 16. (Source: WebMD Health)



E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:59:51 +0100

Health officials said more people have reported cases of E. coli, as a multi-state outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 53 cases of E. coli have been reported across 16 states, with 18 new cases reported after April 13. Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey and Montana reported the highest number of cases. The CDC said 31 people have been hospitalized, including five who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The E. coli outbreak has been linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, though no particular brand or grower has been identified. The CDC urged consumers anywhere in the U.S. to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including s...



16 states affected by E. coli outbreak in lettuce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:27:05 +0100

The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



16 states affected by E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:02:46 +0100

The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:15:07 +0100

The illnesses have been identified as linked to a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7. Cases have now been reported in five more states, the CDC added, bringing the total number of states involved to 16. (Source: WebMD Health)

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More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:13:08 +0100

The strain is causing a higher percentage of hospitalizations than normal and health officials are working to determine why (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:48 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. " Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



The world ’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:04:11 +0100

Jerome Hamon is the first person in the world to receive two face transplants. And a few months after receiving his second transplant in January, he spoke to reporters and told them that he was feeling well. “I still have moments when I’m exhausted, but overall I feel well,” he said. Doctors removed Hamon’s first face transplant […]Related:New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rulesThe disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donationsWoman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:33:29 +0100

It does not take an in-depth reading of the letters recipients of organ transplants write to the families of deceased donors to realize the deep connection between an ailing person’s salvation and another family’s grief. A new study has added a new wrinkle to this already emotional issue of life and death: A rise in organ […]Related:Woman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit saysThese are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorTeenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another round (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Study finds NYC mice may be hotbeds of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:24:58 +0100

Apartment-dwelling rodents all over the city carry treatment-resistant C. difficile, E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella that can be transmitted to residents, the team found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Woman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit says

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:33 +0100

A 66-year-old woman who was sickened by E. coli is suing Panera Bread Co. after apparently eating contaminated romaine lettuce at a restaurant in New Jersey. Louise Fraser first experienced abdominal pain within days of eating at a restaurant in Somerset County, according to a federal complaint. Then came bloody diarrhea and vomiting that sent her to […]Related:These are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorTeenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another roundFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Study finds NYC mice are hotbeds of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:29:58 +0100

Apartment-dwelling rodents all over the city carry treatment-resistant C. difficile, E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella that can be transmitted to residents, the team found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



NYC Mice Are Carrying Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:00:33 +0100

People who live in cities are used to the company of furry vermin. But a new study reveals that mice and men may be sharing much more than just living quarters. In a study published in the journal mBio, researchers led by Dr. Ian Lipkin, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, studied the gut microbes of 416 mice collected from mostly residential buildings all over New York City. Lipkin and his team did a thorough genetic analysis of the microbes they extracted from the feces of the mice, and found that they contained a number of disease-causing bacteria. Nearly 40% of the mice carried at least one potentially disease-causing bacterium, including C. difficile, Salmonella, E. coli, Shigella, Klebsiella pneumonia, Clostridium perfringens and ...



Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health finds New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics. Findings appear in the journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



How Much E. coli, Salmonella Or Other Outbreaks Could Cost A Restaurant

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0100

Our study just published in Public Health Reports shows how much an infectious disease outbreak could cost a restaurant under different circumstances. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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WATCH: 35 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:41:18 +0100

CDC recommends that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona be thrown out. (Source: ABC News: Health)



35 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:30:46 +0100

CDC recommends that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona be thrown out. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Teenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another round

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:29:20 +0100

Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s the baby boomers. For reasons not well understood, teenage and college-age Americans today are consuming alcohol at lower rates than young people 10 years ago, according to the Monitoring the Future study at the […]Related:For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survivalThousands of pounds of prepackaged salad mixes may have been tainted with E. coli, officials sayBathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Food poisoning: Simple tricks to avoid making yourself unwell at home

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:11:00 +0100

FOOD poisoning symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. They can last for a few days and happen because contaminated food containing dangerous bacteria, such as E.coli or salmonella, was consumed. Taking these simple precautions will stop you being affected by it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Thousands of pounds of prepackaged salad mixes may have been tainted with E. coli, officials say

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:46:49 +0100

A Pennsylvania food manufacturer is recalling 8, 757 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products following an E. coli outbreak that has spread to several states and sickened dozens of people. Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., based in Freedom, Pa., is recalling the prepackaged products after learning last week from their romaine lettuce supplier that the vegetables may have been […]Related:Bathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study saysThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risks (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Ariz. Romaine Tied to Nationwide E. Coli Outbreak

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:13:06 +0100

Overall, 22 people have been hospitalized with the E. coli O157:H7 strain, across 11 states. No deaths have occurred, but in three cases patients developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, the CDC said. (Source: WebMD Health)



E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, CDC says

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:54:55 +0100

An E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly three dozen people in 11 states is linked to chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona, health officials said. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., region, near the border to Southern California, may have caused the recent outbreak of Escherichia coli. The agency said it has […]Related:Bathroom hand dryers may leave your hands dirtier than before, gross new study saysThis 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valveFDA restricts sale of Essure contraceptive device, requires that women be informed of risks (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



CDC: It Is Romaine Lettuce That's Likely To Blame For E. coli Outbreak

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:16:00 +0100

If this seems a little de ja poo, you are right. Near the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, Romaine lettuce was likely the source of another Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that ended up affecting at least 15 states in the U.S. and 5 provinces in Canada. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



CDC: Romaine Lettuce Is Likely To Blame For E. coli Outbreak

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:16:00 +0100

Here's an update on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and what precautions you should take. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Romaine Lettuce Caused An Ongoing E. Coil Outbreak, CDC Says

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:48:44 +0100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that a recent outbreak of E. coli in multiple states was linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. “Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick,” the CDC said in an update on Friday. The CDC said that no brand, distributor or supplier has been identified in connection with the E. coli outbreak. But it said that anyone who has bought romaine lettuce or salad mixes that contain romaine lettuce should throw it away, and ask restaurants if the romaine lettuce is from the Yuma region. The CDC also advised restaurants against selling any romaine lettuce from Yuma. The CDC said Thursday t...

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CDC confirms LETTUCE is to blame for the E. coli outbreak sweeping 7 states

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:42:07 +0100

On Friday afternoon officials revealed romaine lettuce is behind the E. coli outbreak in Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



CDC identifies likely source of E. coli outbreak

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:13:33 +0100

The outbreak has hit 11 states and has led to nearly two dozen hospitalizations so far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Romaine lettuce to blame for multistate E. coli outbreak

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:03:11 +0100

Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is to blame for a multistate E. coli outbreak, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



E. Coli Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People in 11 States

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:45:33 +0100

No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say. (Source: NYT Health)



Arizona Romaine Lettuce Tied to Nationwide E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:04:51 +0100

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- You may want to think twice about that Caesar salad. As a recent outbreak of serious illness from the E. coli stomach bug continues to spread across the United States, experts say romaine lettuce grown in Arizona could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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CDC investigating mysterious E. coli outbreak sweeping 7 states

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:45:44 +0100

Health officials are working to determine the cause of the outbreak that began in March and has spread across seven states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



CDC investigating E. coli outbreak now in 7 states

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:14:23 +0100

A particularly nasty strain of E. coli has sickened at least 17 people so far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



E. Coli Outbreak Hits 7 States, Source Is Unknown

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:14:10 +0100

The patients range in age from 12 to 84. Six patients have been hospitalized, including one who developed kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. (Source: WebMD Health)



The CDC Is Investigating an E. Coli Outbreak Across 7 States

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:46:09 +0100

Health officials are investigating the cause of a multistate E. coli outbreak that has infected people across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and multiple states, are looking into what caused the outbreak after 17 people reported E. coli infections in seven states. According to the CDC, reports of illness from E. coli began on dates ranging from March 22 to March 31. New Jersey reported six cases of E. coli, Idaho reported four, Connecticut and Pennsylvania reported two each, and Missouri, Ohio and Washington reported one case of E. coli. Six people have been hospitalized, including one who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type o...



Outsmarting antibiotic resistance to treat UTIs: Scientists successfully use alternative sugar molecules as decoys to trick E.coli bacteria

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:15:19 +0100

(Natural News) It’s a feeling many women are familiar with. They rush to the nearest bathroom to empty their bladder. They try to pass off urine but can’t. The urine comes in trickles. And when it does, the pain is unbearable. The mild burning sensation is scary. The culprit: Urinary tract infection or UTI. Urologists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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CDC Investigating What Is Causing E. Coli Outbreak That's Reached 7 States

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 03:55:00 +0100

There is the good kind of Escherichia coli bacteria. Then there is the stinky kind. E. coli O157:H7 is the stinky kind. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Investigation underway in multistate E. coli outbreak

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 22:15:36 +0100

Health officials are working to find the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 17 individuals in seven states over the past four weeks. Six of those infected have been hospitalized. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



The Guardian view on medical dangers: evolution in action | Editorial

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:46:00 +0100

The emergence of new strains of bacteria which can resist antibiotics or digest processed foodstuffs in our guts shows the law of unintended consequences operates everywhereThefirst case anywhere in the world of a strain of gonorrhea resistant to all known antibiotics was reported late last month. The diagnosis was made in England, but it appears that the infection came from an encounter in south-east Asia. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem, and can ’t be confined to any one part of the world for long. Last autumn a woman died in the US of an infection apparently picked up in an Indian hospital which was impervious to all 14 antibiotics in her hospital; later tests showed it was also resistant to the other 12 drugs available to the Centers for Disease Con...



ID Break: Trained Rats Detect TB; E. Coli at Panera? Emricasan Flops in Trial

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:35:02 +0100

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Scientists create a patch that detects harmful bacteria like E.coli

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:05:42 +0100

Researchers from  McMaster University have created a device that contains sensors that detect dangerous pathogens when placed on food packaging and send a signal to users' phones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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New Jersey health officials investigating potential E.coli outbreak

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 22:24:19 +0100

(Reuters) - Health officials in New Jersey said they are investigating an E. coli outbreak in four counties that left at least eight people hospitalized. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Enzymatic construction of highly strained carbocycles

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

We report the engineering of hemeproteins that catalyze the formation of chiral bicyclobutanes, one of the most strained four-membered systems, via successive carbene addition to unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds. Enzymes that produce cyclopropenes, putative intermediates to the bicyclobutanes, were also identified. These genetically encoded proteins are readily optimized by directed evolution, function in Escherichia coli, and act on structurally diverse substrates with high efficiency and selectivity, providing an effective route to many chiral strained structures. This biotransformation is easily performed at preparative scale, and the resulting strained carbocycles can be derivatized, opening myriad potential applications. (Source: ScienceNOW)



New 'NanoZymes' use light to kill bacteria

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(RMIT University) Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria. The artificial enzymes could one day be used in the fight against infections, and to keep high-risk public spaces like hospitals free of bacteria like E. coli and Golden Staph. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Health Tip: Fruit and Vegetable Safety

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:06 +0100

-- Raw fruit and vegetables provide vital nutrients and vitamins. But they may also harbor harmful germs, such as Salmonella andE. coli. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to select and store fruit and vegetables: Select... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Darwin ’s Natural Pet Products Issues Voluntary Recalls for Darwin’s Brand Dog Foods Due To Contamination Salmonella And Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli O128

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:04:00 +0100

Darwin ’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey w ith Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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Keeping the genetic code

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Wyss Institute researchers developed an in vivo mutation prevention method that enables the DNA-cleaving Cas9 enzyme to discriminate between genomic target sites differing by a single nucleotide and to exclusively cut the unwanted one. In proof-of-concept studies performed in bacterial E. coli strains grown in culture or the mouse gastrointestinal tract, the approach can prevent the survival of antibiotic resistant variants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A Time

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:01:12 +0100

E.coli bacteria, each cell trapped in a tiny tube, are giving researchers the chance to study the pace and effects of single genetic mutations. Most mutations, the scientists find, aren't harmful.(Image credit: Kwangshin Kim/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Evaluating the Predictive Value of Urine Tests for Urinary Tract Infections

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:19:59 +0100

Samples collected during urination versus directly from the bladder are best for testing the most common cause of urinary tract infections, the bacteria E.coli. (Source: NIDDK News)



“Survival of the Fitness” May Mean Multiple Reservoirs for Urinary Tract Infection-causing Bacteria

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:19:59 +0100

When E. coli, a gut bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections (UTI), mutates it becomes more infectious in the bladder, and can cause recurrent UTIs. (Source: NIDDK News)



Mutation dynamics and fitness effects followed in single cells

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Mutations have been investigated for more than a century but remain difficult to observe directly in single cells, which limits the characterization of their dynamics and fitness effects. By combining microfluidics, time-lapse imaging, and a fluorescent tag of the mismatch repair system in Escherichia coli, we visualized the emergence of mutations in single cells, revealing Poissonian dynamics. Concomitantly, we tracked the growth and life span of single cells, accumulating ~20,000 mutations genome-wide over hundreds of generations. This analysis revealed that 1% of mutations were lethal; nonlethal mutations displayed a heavy-tailed distribution of fitness effects and were dominated by quasi-neutral mutations with an average cost of 0.3%. Our approach has enabled the investigation of singl...

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Water troughs are key to E. coli contamination in cattle

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Cornell University) A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen to people through bacteria in feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Delhi Belly down to having this protein in your saliva

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:42:21 +0100

Scientists may have found a way to boost your resistance to 'Delhi belly', or traveller's diarrhoea, after discovering a protein in saliva that can blocks the E. coli bacteria from settling in the gut (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Decoy molecules target E. coli to treat UTI in mice

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed sugar molecules that block E. coli bacteria from binding to urinary tissues, allowing the bacteria to be washed out of the urinary tract. The compounds represent a step toward treating UTIs without antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Researchers find transferable antibiotic resistance gene in pathogen of developing nations

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Society for Microbiology) A team of investigators has found that the mcr-1 drug resistance gene, which encodes resistance to a drug that is used as a last resort, has been found for the first time in Shigella flexneri. Shigella are one of the leading causes of diarrhea worldwide. The research is published March 2 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Geogenomic Segregation and Temporal Trends of E. coli Geogenomic Segregation and Temporal Trends of E. coli

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

A new report provides insight into the incidence and geographic segregation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Penn State) Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression inE. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse conditions and provides clues about key processes that could be targeted in the search for new antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:21 +0100

A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.(Image credit: Karen Brown/New England Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Manchester) Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Natural noncanonical protein splicing yields products with diverse {beta}-amino acid residues

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Current textbook knowledge holds that the structural scope of ribosomal biosynthesis is based exclusively on α-amino acid backbone topology. Here we report the genome-guided discovery of bacterial pathways that posttranslationally create β-amino acid–containing products. The transformation is widespread in bacteria and is catalyzed by an enzyme belonging to a previously uncharacterized radical S-adenosylmethionine family. We show that the β-amino acids result from an unusual protein splicing process involving backbone carbon-carbon bond cleavage and net excision of tyramine. The reaction can be used to incorporate diverse and multiple β-amino acids into genetically encoded precursors in Escherichia coli. In addition to enlarging the set of basic amino acid compon...



Don't make yourself ill with E. coli - safety precautions to guard against contamination

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:27:21 +0100

(Natural News) Hundreds of thousands of people fall ill from E. coli contamination each year. Despite local outcry to improve food manufacturing practices, pathogenic E. coli is still a prevalent bacterium that continues to impact the healthcare system. The most common sources of foodborne infection of E. coli are raw fruits and vegetables, unpasteurized dairy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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WATCH: What exactly is the 'stomach flu?'

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:56:09 +0100

Norovirus, sometimes referred to as "the stomach flu" or "food poisoning," causes gastroenteritis or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Heal and nourish your gut with fermented foods: A beginner’s guide to making your own

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:19:51 +0100

(Natural News) Eating fermented foods has numerous benefits, such as protecting the body from harmful bacteria including salmonella and E. coli. Probiotics generally refer to live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. These “good bacteria” are found in a variety of foods such as cheese, yogurt, chocolate, wine, and beer. It’s possible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Culturing Cells in Defined 3-D Structures

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:24:00 +0100

In this study, the authors present in-air microfluidics (IAMF), a new chip-free platform technology that enables in-flight (that is, on-the-fly) formation of droplets, fibers, and particles and their one-step deposition into 3D constructs with a modular internal architecture.Figure: Concept of IAMF and guide to the article. (A) Chip-based microfluidics enables in-line control over droplets and particles, making it a versatile platform technology. A chip design where droplets (blue) are transported by a coflow (pink) is shown. (B) IAMF maintains the in-line control of chip-based microfluidics but relies on jet ejection and coalescence into air. Therefore, a wide range of droplets and particles can be produced at flow rates typically two orders of magnitude higher than with chip-based microf...



Common antibiotics linked to E. coli resistance in children

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:37:00 +0100

Primary care prescribers should consider curbing scripts for antibiotics in children with urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, according to the UK authors of new study. (Source: Nursing Times)

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