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384 People Now Confirmed With Cyclospora Infection From Imported Cilantro


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health officials have identified annually recurring outbreaks (in 2012, 2013, and 2014) of cyclosporiasis in the United States which have been associated with fresh cilantro from the state of Puebla, Mexico. There is currently (in July 2015) another ongoing outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States in which both […]

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Take steps to protect your ears from harmful noises

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Sounds surround us. We enjoy many of them—like music, birdsong, and conversations with friends. But loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage your hearing. Take steps to protect your ears from harmful noises. Loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. An estimated 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 […]

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Ikea Issues Alert and Information on Securing Furniture After Furniture Falls and Kills Children

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Name of Product: Children’s and adult chests and dressers Hazard: Chests and dressers can tip over if not attached to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact:  To receive a free wall anchoring kit for securing furniture, visit an IKEA retail store, go to the Ikea website, or call (888) 966-4532. More information on securing furniture can […]

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FDA says heart attacks or strokes can be caused by NSAID

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Based on our comprehensive review of new safety information, we are requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. As is the case with current prescription NSAID labels, the Drug […]

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CDC Review Shows Unlikely Exposure, Makes Recommendations for More Safety Improvements

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has completed an internal investigation of an incident that occurred in December within the agency’s Ebola virus laboratory, which resulted in no illness and was unlikely to have involved an exposure to live Ebola virus.  CDC’s investigation found that this laboratory incident occurred for two main reasons related to inadequate safeguards: 1) […]

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