• Man’s Limbs Amputated After Contracting Infection From Dog Saliva

    A Wisconsin man had part of his arms and legs amputated after a medical emergency caused by a bacteria found in dog and cat saliva. Greg Manteufel began feeling ill in late June and within hours went into septic shock, according to a GoFundMe account created to raise money to help the family through his recovery. He was […]

  • Condoms are not reusable, CDC reminds Americans

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reminding everyone to remember best practices when it comes to safe sex: Condoms aren’t meant to be washed or reused. “We say it because people do it,” the CDC tweeted last week. The organization is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We say it […]

  • CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens, Ducklings

    A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people in 44 states is linked to backyard chickens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. As of July 13, 2018, 212 cases of salmonella infections have been linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, according to the agency. A quarter of […]

  • County: Six Dead from Heat-Related Complications This Month

    The deaths of six people in Riverside County this month are attributed to heat-related complications, local health officials reported Tuesday. According to the Department of Public Health, the six deaths occurred between July 7-17, and in each case, the death certificates referred to weather as a contributing factor. A 91-year-old Riverside woman was the most […]

  • Ritz Crackers, Ritz Bits recalled over salmonella concerns

    More than a dozen Ritz cracker products have been recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination, Mondelez said. The New Jersey-based company has recalled 16 products — including Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Cheese — in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands because the whey powder they’re made with could […]

  • More people sickened by parasite in outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads

    More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said Thursday. In less than a week, the number of cases of reported illness from eating McDonald’s salads rose from 61 to 163. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the latest count Thursday: 163 people in 10 […]

  • FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of several medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent. The agency reported that traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a “probable human carcinogen,” was found in the […]

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