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Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

A Canadian exotic meat company is recalling ground bison after 21 people in seven states were infected with strains of E. coli, US federal agencies announced Wednesday. Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard, Quebec, on Tuesday recalled the meat that was sold in the eastern and central United States. According to the Centers for Disease…MORE

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday. “The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of…MORE

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States and to the United Arab Emirates. An FDA inspection at a manufacturing facility…MORE

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The slight decline in drug overdose deaths marked the first such drop in decades. “The reason to be hopeful is that for the past…MORE

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

Parents in Germany who fail to vaccinate their children could face hefty fines after the German government backed a bill requiring all children to receive a measles jab before entering school or kindergarten. If the German parliament approves the bill, parents will be required to provide evidence that their child has been vaccinated before they…MORE

Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death

Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death

Around the world, people with mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than the general population, and a comprehensive new report suggests that governments and health care providers must do more to stop the deaths. “The disparities in physical health outcomes for people with mental illness are currently regarded as a human rights scandal,”…MORE

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. That’s because paid work may offer mental stimulation, financial benefits and social connections that could limit declines in memory as women age, said Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, who led the research as an assistant professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s…MORE

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

A pair of Pakistani conjoined twins are finally living independent lives after a 100-strong team of British medical experts spent 50 hours performing complex surgery to separate them. Safa and Marwa Ullah came as a bit of a surprise when they were born in January 2017 as their mother had not known she was expecting…MORE