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Federal health officials investigate E. coli outbreak likely linked to Jimmy John’s

Federal health officials investigate E. coli outbreak likely linked to Jimmy John’s

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an investigation into a multi-state E. coli outbreak they believe is linked to Jimmy John’s. The announcement comes a day after the Food and Drug Administration accused the sandwich chain of serving unsafe vegetables. In a CDC Food Safety Alert, the health agency says people reported becoming…MORE

New coronavirus case could be first instance of ‘community spread’ in US, CDC says

New coronavirus case could be first instance of ‘community spread’ in US, CDC says

A resident of Solano County, California, who has novel coronavirus might be the first example in the country of “community spread,” a situation in which the patient did not have “relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The person’s “exposure is unknown,” the…MORE

CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus

CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus

There are “ongoing” conversations at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about expanding airport health screenings for the novel coronavirus due to the rapid spread of the infection in Italy, South Korea and Japan, according to an agency spokesperson. Currently, the United States is doing health screenings only for passengers who are flying…MORE

Widowhood increases risk of Alzheimer’s, study says

Widowhood increases risk of Alzheimer’s, study says

Losing your spouse or life partner and gaining the designation “widow” or “widower” is one of life’s cruelest blows. Now science believes that widowhood may hasten the development of a type of cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s. Over a three-year period, cognitive abilities declined three times faster in widowed adults with high levels of beta-amyloid…MORE

A patient kept getting kicked off liver transplant waiting lists for alcohol abuse. But she wasn’t drinking, her bladder was making the alcohol

A patient kept getting kicked off liver transplant waiting lists for alcohol abuse. But she wasn’t drinking, her bladder was making the alcohol

A woman insisted she needed a liver transplant. But doctors wouldn’t allow it, removing her from waiting lists and recommending treatment for alcohol addiction instead. She denied, again and again, any problems with alcohol. Her urine ethanol levels, though, told a different story. When the patient showed up on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s…MORE

Nature makes children happier, science shows

Nature makes children happier, science shows

As my wife, daughters and I hiked through the woods at one of the many state parks near our home, I explained to them how we were doing three things that were simultaneously boosting our happiness at that moment. First, we were getting exercise, a proven mood booster. Second, we were spending quality time with…MORE