HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK HITS UZBEKISTAN
A severe outbreak of hepatitis A has reportedly struck a region of eastern Uzbekistan, sickening hundreds, according to Uznews.net. The news agency called the situation an “epidemic.” According to news reports, at least one hospital in the Fergana Valley is overflowing with more than 100 patients, all with hepatitis A infections. One source said that... Continue Reading
The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ready-to-eat salad products produced by Glass Onion Catering and sold at Trader Joe’s has ended, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 33 people in four states fell ill, with seven hospitalized. Two patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease...Continue Reading
Salt in Medicines 'Poses a Health Risk'
Soluble painkillers used by millions of people in Britain could pose a health risk because they are high in salt, UK researchers are warning. Some formulations taken at maximum dose tip users over the recommended daily sodium intake for an adult, with potentially dangerous consequences, the study authors say. Their work in the BMJ looks at the outcomes for 1.2 million UK patients. It found a link between effervescent tablets and heart attacks and stroke. continue reading