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Celery-Onion Blend Is Cause of E.Coli Outbreak Tied to Costco Chicken Salad: CDC

November 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A celery-onion blend included in a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco stores is the probable culprit behind an ongoing E.coli outbreak and has been recalled, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
According to a CDC news release, the Montana Public Health Laboratory tested the diced […]

Probiotics May Not Shield ‘Preemies’ From Serious Illness, Study Finds

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Probiotics don’t protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.
The findings challenge previous research that suggested potential benefits from probiotics, the British researchers said. Probiotics are good bacteria found in certain foods and […]

Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of catching Ebola is highest among people who provide home care for patients in the late stages of the disease and those who prepare the bodies of victims for burial, a new study finds.
The chances of Ebola transmission in the general community are low, according to […]

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
An adjuvant is any compound used in vaccines to boost the immune response of vaccinated people.
Fluad is a trivalent vaccine, which means it is produced from three […]

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

November 25, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report.
A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. […]

E. Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19 in Seven States

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An E. coli outbreak that has so far sickened 19 people in seven states is linked to rotisserie chicken salad made and sold at Costco stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
Most of the illnesses have occurred in the western United States. Affected states […]

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

November 25, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests.
Patients at VA hospitals who contracted Clostridium difficile following surgery were five times more likely to die and 12 times […]

Having a Baby? It’s Safer to Avoid Giving Birth on the Weekend

November 25, 2015

Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby.

Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients in private hospital rooms are less likely to develop infections, which saves hospitals money in the long run, a new study reveals.
The findings show that the costs of building private hospital rooms are more than offset by the health care savings of preventing hospital-acquired infections, according to […]

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

November 23, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests.
Researchers measured levels of arsenic in 412 pregnant women in New Hampshire whose homes had private wells. For a year […]


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