23 May, 2024
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E. coli Outbreak Strikes University of Arkansas Campus, Officials Report

Northwest Arkansas is experiencing an outbreak of E. coli infections, based on an announcement sent by Danyelle McNeill, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Health. A spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Health stated at a press conference this afternoon that four individuals were hospitalized.  In addition, roughly 100 university students responded to an […]

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CDC Reports Salmonella Outbreak: 26 Affected Across 11 States from Small Turtle Connection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns the American public that over two dozen individuals have fallen ill in 11 states due to a salmonella outbreak associated with small turtles.  31% of known incidents in this outbreak are attributable to children under the age of 5, as they are particularly prone to contracting […]

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Dengue Virus Spreads Rapidly Through Florida, Prompting Health Official Alarm

The fast spread of the Dengue virus throughout many counties in Florida has heightened health officials’ fears. Broward County has recently come under the limelight as it joins Miami-Dade County in being on high alert for mosquito-borne illnesses. The Florida Department of Health identified two domestically transmitted cases of dengue in Broward County in its […]

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Escalating COVID Hospitalizations Mark Fourth Straight Week of Increase

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that new COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased for the fourth week in a row. Based on numbers released Monday, a total of 10,320 patients in the United States were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 for the week ending August 5, an increase of 14.3% from the previous […]

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Watercress: CDC Officially Declares the World’s Healthiest Vegetable

CDC ranks produced by nutrition density scores. Spinach, chard, beet greens score 80s. Watercress is perfect with 100. This leafy green belongs to the Brassicaceae family and thrives in bodies of freshwater such as streams and ponds. It is closely related to mustard, cabbage, kale, and radishes. The Latin translation of its scientific name, Nasturtium […]

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Real Kosher: Ice Cream Manufacturer Issues Recall Due to Listeria Contamination Worries

Real Kosher  will be recalling its soft serve ice cream and sorbet containers intended for on-the-go consumption after discovering a possible link to a listeria outbreak. Real Kosher Ice Cream announced in a statement on Wednesday that it would withdraw all six flavors of its Soft Serve on the Go Cups, retail packaged soft serve […]

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West Nile Virus Spreads Rampantly Among Nashville’s Mosquitoes

The Nashville Metro Public Health Department identified pervasive West Nile Virus in mosquitoes. Since May, the department has tested mosquitoes collected from 40 monitoring sites in Nashville, with 30 sites returning at least one positive result for West Nile Virus. The health department dispatches flyers to affected areas with information on how to prevent mosquito […]

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Instacart Extends SNAP Benefits Acceptance to All 50 States for Online Shopping

On Thursday, Instacart declared that individuals with food stamps can now purchase supplies online in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Instacart is the very first online grocery store to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) electronic benefit transfers. Instacart has committed to lowering the barriers that prevent people from obtaining wholesome food by the […]

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US Suicide Deaths Hit Unprecedented High in 2022, According to Early Data

Based on initial information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more individuals committed suicide in the United States in 2016 than in any other year on record. In 2022, intentional self-harm claimed at least 49,449 lives, or roughly 15 deaths per 100,000 persons. In 2021, the suicide rate soared, reversing a two-year […]

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Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer in Older Women, Leading to Unnecessary Treatments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States estimate that approximately 240,000 cases of breast cancer get diagnosed annually in women. Generally, both health care professionals and patients have a tendency to pursue treatment to eradicate a disease. However, some experts argue that aggressive treatment of breast cancer in elderly women is […]