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As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery
Food inspectors still don't know the source of the dangerous bacteria that sent dozens of people to hospital and made more than 200 people sick in two separate incidents of contaminated romaine lettuce. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: E. coli toxin linked with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers have accidentally discovered a surprising link between microcin B17, a toxin produced by E. coli, and inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Basis for Varied Presentations of ETEC Explored
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- The EtpA adhesion molecule, which is secreted by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strain H10407, is a dominant ETEC blood group A-specific lectin/hemagglutinin, according to a study published online May 17 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New details about romaine lettuce linked to deadly E. coli outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Salmonella (Bacteria) Eggs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Arizona Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

Blood Type May Impact Severity of E. Coli Illness
Some people infected with this type of E. coli develop severe, watery diarrhea. For others, the infection causes only mild symptoms or none at all. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Delhi belly' could affect you worse if you have type A blood
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland found people with type A blood are more likely to need antibiotics after getting the E.coli tummy bug, because of their blood type. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unkn
There were 172 reported cases of E.coli. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Says Harvest Season Over for E. Coli-linked Romaine Lettuce FDA Says Harvest Season Over for E. Coli-linked Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli outbreak, was over and it was unlikely that it was still available in stores due to its 21-day shelf life.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near
But there was potential good news: The outbreak, tied to lettuce grown near Yuma, Ariz., might be nearing its end. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvest is over for E. coli-infected romaine lettuce crop : FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli has ended after 157 people fell ill from the bacteria and one died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salad is safe again: FDA declares harvest is over for the E. coli-infected romaine lettuce crop
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli has ended after 157 people fell ill from the bacteria and one died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severity of E. Coli-Linked Diarrhea May Depend on Blood Type
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Some vacationers may be more lucky than others if they catch a case of " traveler's diarrhea. " Researchers found that for people infected with the type of E. coli bacteria that causes the condition, the severity of their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men ’ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood type affects severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with 'travelers' diarrhea' and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. The bacteria release a protein that latches onto intestinal cells in people with blood type A, but not blood type O or B, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level
It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA says harvest season over for E. coli-linked romaine lettuce
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli outbreak, was over and it was unlikely that it was still available in stores due to its 21-day shelf life. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

E. coli cases rise, but it's 'unlikely' contaminated lettuce still available
Twenty-three additional cases of E. coli illness in a multistate outbreak tied to romaine lettuce were reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Twenty-three more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases to 172, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health risks remain after evacuees return to flood-afflicted homes, official warns
Courtney Hesketh, director of environmental public health at Interior Health, said floodwater mixed with sewage can further the spread of water-borne diseases like E. coli or salmonella. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce farmers frustrated by FDA response to E. coli outbreak
The CDC tells "CBS This Morning" that the risk of new E. coli infections from tainted romaine lettuce is low, but the number of cases will rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona romaine lettuce farmers grow frustrated amid E. coli outbreak
The CDC tells CBS News that the risk of new E. coli infections from tainted romaine lettuce is low, but the number of cases will rise. The CDC says older infections will likely be linked to the same strain of bacteria originating in Arizona. Mireya Villarreal reports from Yuma, the region at the center of the outbreak. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible E.coli contamination prompts recall of French cheese sold in Canada
The affected batch of Reblochon de Savoie, an Haute Montagne brand raw milk cheese, was being sold in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia and possibly across the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

France extends cheese recall after E.coli cases in children
PARIS (Reuters) - All Reblochon cheese coming from a factory in the French Alps should be removed from the market after young children were found to have been infected by a E.coli bacteria linked to the raw milk based product, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

' Superbug' Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- E. coli that's resistant to a " last-resort " antibiotic has been discovered on a commercial poultry farm in China, researchers report. Specifically, the strain found on the farm carried genes resistant to the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

France's Leclerc recalls cheese brand after E.coli cases in children
PARIS (Reuters) - French food retailer Leclerc has issued a recall of a brand of cheese made with raw milk that has been linked by the authorities to cases of E.coli bacteria among young children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

6 Canadians sickened by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
Six Canadians have been stricken by a strain of E. coli that has a similar genetic fingerprint to romaine lettuce from the U.S. southwest that has already sickened 149 people, federal health officials say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce linked to 6 E. coli illnesses in Canada
Six Canadians have been stricken by a strain of E. coli that has a similar genetic fingerprint to romaine lettuce from the U.S. southwest that has already sickened 149 people, federal health officials say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death
On his final day, before he went to a Swiss clinic to die, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life — and his scheduled death. The Australian scientist, who had traveled to Switzerland to end his life because euthanasia isn't legal in his homeland, answered questions about his well-publicized plans for an assisted […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 104-year-old just died, after making a powerful parting statement about assisted suicide
In his final days, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life and the legacy he hoped to leave behind when he died. The Australian scientist, who traveled from his home in Perth to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide, answered questions Wednesday about why he wanted to die and how he planned to do […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This 104-year-old just died in Switzerland, after making a powerful statement about assisted suicide
In his final days, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life and the legacy he hoped to leave behind when he died. The Australian scientist, who traveled from his home in Perth to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide, answered questions Wednesday about why he wants to die and how he planned to do […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days
When it comes to treating anxiety in children and teens, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the bane of therapists' work. “With (social media), it's all about the self-image — who's 'liking' them, who's watching them, who clicked on their picture,” said Marco Grados, associate professor of psychiatry and clinical director of child and adolescent psychiatry […]Related:This 104-year-old just died in Switzerland, after making a powerful statement about assisted suicideE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA seeks injunction to stop two stem cell companies after patients blinded
The Food and Drug Administration is asking federal courts on opposite sides of the country to permanently stop two stem cell companies from operating after reports of patients being blinded by their treatments. In a statement announcing the request for the injunction on Wednesday, the FDA said U.S. Stem Cell Clinic in Florida, the Cell Surgical […]Related:E. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence showsThis 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicide (Source: Washingto...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 29 states now affected by E.coli romaine lettuce outbreak: CDC
A total of 149 people have been sickened and half of them were hospitalized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Almost 150 Now Sickened By E. Coli-Tainted Lettuce
Twenty-eight more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will it ever end? E. coli-infected lettuce sickens another 28
The E. coli outbreak in romaine has now sickened 149 people, killed one, and sent 17 into kidney failure. Romaine from Arizona has landed 64 people in hospitals in 29 states, the CDC says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak spreads
The deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to additional states, says the CDC. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 people
The nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce has spread to 29 states and sickened 149 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. That is an increase of 28 people and four states — Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas — since the most recent CDC update May 2. The number […]Related:This 104-year-old plans to die tomorrow — and hopes to change views on assisted suicideShe was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from th...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 150 Now Sickened By E. Coli-Tainted Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- Twenty-eight more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. So far, a total of 149 cases caused by a particularly virulent strain of E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in food
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a germ that occurs naturally in the gut of mammals and birds, as well as in the human intestinal flora. However, certain E. coli types can cause severe diarrhea in humans. These virulent E. coli types include Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC),also known as Verotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotics Fail in Kids' Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies yield markedly similar results (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent E coli Infection
-- Escherichia coli(E. coli) is a bacterium that's found in the environment, foods and intestines of people and animals. Many strains are harmless, but some can make you very sick, causing diarrhea, urinary tract infection, respiratory illness and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Romaine Riddle: Why the Toxic Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators
A major overhaul to safeguard the country ’ s produce is not yet in place, confounding attempts to shut down virulent strains or prevent them altogether. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Epidemics Agriculture and Farming Yuma (Ariz) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Salads Factory Farming Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Romaine Riddle: Why the E. Coli Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators
A major overhaul to safeguard the country ’ s produce is not yet in place, confounding attempts to shut down virulent strains or prevent them altogether. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Epidemics Agriculture and Farming Yuma (Ariz) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Salads Factory Farming Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Iowa governor signs ‘ heartbeat ’ bill banning abortion after six weeks
This post has been updated. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a bill that would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It is one of the most restrictive laws of its kind in the United States and one that Republicans hope will pave the way for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. The “heartbeat” bill, which would ban abortions […]Related:This Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he’s flying to Switzerland to die.First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreadsDiseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes an...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news