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Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health 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

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

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says
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

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

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

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

More Romaine Outbreak Cases, 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

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

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

Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 172 sick in 32 states
Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

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

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

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

Targeting contaminated produce remains a challenge: ANALYSIS
One person has died from eating contaminated romaine lettuce. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

The risky surgery to remove a woman ’ s 132-pound tumor that grew by 10 pounds every week
The tumor had ballooned to 132 pounds and stretched the patient's abdomen into a 3-foot-wide orb. By the time  oncologist Vaagn Andikyan examined the 38-year-old woman, she could no longer walk. And because the tumor was increasing the pressure on her digestive tract, she was malnourished and growing weaker everyday. It was the largest ovarian […]Related:This Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he’s flying to Switzerland to die.Iowa legislators just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S.First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreads (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After romaine lettuce outbreak, here's what you should know about E. Coli
Some E. Coli strains produce a specific toxin that can be dangerous or deadly. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What to know about E. Coli after the romaine lettuce-related outbreak
Some E. Coli strains produce a specific toxin that can be dangerous or deadly. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why E.coli loves leafy greens
Why is lettuce so often the culprit in illness outbreaks linked to the bacteria E. coli? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Killer Lettuce; One Thumb Up for Plazomicin; Lifesaving Wearable
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Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lettuce tainted by E. coli blamed for a death as outbreak grows
The first death in the nation's growing E. coli outbreak is raising new concerns about the source of the contaminated lettuce blamed for the infections. One person died in California. The outbreak has now hit half of the country with people sick in 25 states. Jericka Duncan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Australian scientist just turned 104. Now he ’ s flying to Switzerland to die.
Champagne bubbles danced in fancy glasses and birthday candles burned atop a cheesecake marking 104 years of a long and accomplished life. David Goodall listened quietly as his loved ones started to sing. Then he took a breath, made a wish and blew out the flames. But Goodall was not wholeheartedly celebrating the milestone last month in Perth, Australia. The […]Related:Iowa legislators just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S.First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreadsDiseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tri...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: First death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not immediately provide any other details. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

WATCH: California reports first death in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not immediately provide any other details. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

First Death in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce
The first death from an ongoing outbreak of E. coli tied to romaine lettuce has been reported in California, federal health officials said Wednesday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First death linked to E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak
One person in California has died as the the result of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also report there is now a total of 121 cases. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan has the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Turns Deadly With a Fatal Case in California
It is the first reported death in the outbreak, which has caused 121 reported infections in 25 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE ASTOR Tags: E Coli (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Centers for Disease Control and Prevention California Source Type: news

CDC Reports First Death From E coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce CDC Reports First Death From E coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday one person from California died related to an E coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, providing an update on the multi-state outbreak of the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First Death Linked To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Reported; Outbreak Spreads To Mass.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, and that outbreak has now spread to Massachusetts. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not immediately provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states. That now includes Massachusetts, where the CDC said two cases have been reported. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health E. Coli Local TV Romaine Lettuce Source Type: news

1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
Health officials say a death in California has been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news