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A Germ-Filled Capsule Might Help Spot Gastro Ills

Posted 2 days 13 hours ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 – Someday doctors may be able to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) problems without invasive tests by asking patients to swallow a capsule containing a small, bacteria-laced sensor. The so-called "bacteria on a chip" method pairs tiny electronic sensors with laboratory-enhanced bacteria that react to bleeding in the stomach and other GI disturbances. The sensors then pick up ...

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, parents peg restaurants as the usual source of spoiled or contaminated food (68 percent). Surprisingly, though, just 1 in 4 parents pays attention to ...

Severity of E. Coli-Linked Diarrhea May Depend on Blood Type

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

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 symptoms seemed to depend on their blood type. Enterotoxigenic E. coli causes millions of cases of diarrhea and hundreds of thousands of deaths every ...

More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

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 Control and Prevention said. But there was potential good news: The outbreak, tied to lettuce grown near Yuma, Ariz., might be nearing its end. That's ...

Health Tip: Keep Food Safer

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Your refrigerator should be kept at or slightly below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests using a thermometer to ensure that your refrigerator maintains the correct temperature. The FDA also suggests: Avoid stuffing your fridge, as it will prevent cold air from circulating around food. Wipe up spills immediately. ...

Almost 150 Now Sickened By E. Coli-Tainted Lettuce

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

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. coli O157:H7 have been reported. There has also been one death recorded, in California, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent E coli Infection

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

-- 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 pneumonia, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Certain strains produce a toxin called Shiga, leading to some 265,000 illnesses, ...

First Death Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Posted 3 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – The first death from an ongoing outbreak of E. coli tied to romaine lettuce has been reported in California, federal health officials said Wednesday. The outbreak – tied to lettuce grown in Arizona – has now also spread to half of the 50 states, with 23 more cases reported since the last update on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. So ...

Nearly 100 Sickened by E.Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce

Posted 28 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – The number of illnesses linked to Arizona romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli has risen again, from 84 cases Wednesday to 98 on Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said three more states – Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin – have been hit by the outbreak, bringing the total number of affected states to 22. "We have many lines of evidence ...

Cases Rise in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Posted 26 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – The number of illnesses linked to Arizona romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli have risen sharply, from 53 cases a week ago to 84 on Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that three more states – Colorado, Georgia and South Dakota – have been hit by the outbreak, bringing the total number of affected states to 19. Infections have been ...

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

Posted 23 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 – In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning from just chopped romaine to any and all forms of the lettuce – whole romaine, romaine in ...

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

Posted 19 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. "Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release. The illnesses have been ...

Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants

Posted 16 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 – An outbreak of salmonella at a restaurant can not only make diners sick, it can also be a restaurant's worst financial nightmare, new research shows. When foodborne illnesses strike, millions are lost in revenue, legal fees and fines, which could force some establishments to close their doors, Johns Hopkins researchers reported. But there are food safety strategies that ...

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere

Posted 27 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 – Though fewer Americans are now dying from infectious diseases, great disparities persist across the country, a new study finds. Between 1980 and 2014, just over 4 million Americans died from infectious diseases. But while overall infectious disease deaths have dropped almost 19 percent, death rates differed widely by county. A number of factors fuel these disparities, ...

That Ocean Swim May Come With Infection Risks

Posted 18 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018 – Frolicking in the sea may torpedo your health, new research suggests. It found a twofold increased risk for general ear problems, a 77 percent increased risk for earaches and a 29 percent increased risk for diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses among people who swam in the sea. The findings came from an analysis of 19 studies, involving more than 120,000 people, ...

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