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Monday, March 24, 2014

3/24/14 Health News: How Denmark Got Salmonella Out of Chicken ♦ IMPORTED FISH BLOCKED AT BORDER ♦ Are Fat and Heart Disease Linked ♦ Do Surgical Safety Checklists Work?


AFTER ILLNESSES SOAR, DENMARK ATTACKS SALMONELLA AT ITS SOURCE
This is Part One of a recent four-part series by Lynne Terry on how Salmonella in poultry is handled in Denmark and the U.S. The series is being republished by permission from The Oregonian. Parts Two, Three and Four will be posted over the next three days.) The gauntlet begins with a walk... Continue Reading

FDA WARNING LETTERS FOLLOW IMPORTED FISH BLOCKED AT BORDER AFTER FAILING LAB TESTS
Three New York importers of fish and fishery products have a lot in common. Their dried filefish, dried anchovy fish, and herring filets were all refused entry into the U.S. based on testing by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories. Then FDA inspected their facilities and sent them warning letters calling for immediate correction... Continue Reading

Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link
Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. The new findings are part of a growing body of research that has challenged the accepted wisdom that saturated fat is inherently bad for you and will continue the debate about what foods are best to eat. ContinueReading
Surgical Safety Checklists May not Improve Patient Outcomes After All

Surgical safety checklists didn't improve operative mortality, readmission rates and emergency department visits within 30 days after discharge at Canadian hospitals, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. David R. Urbach, M.D., of the University of Toronto and colleagues surveyed all the acute care hospitals in the province to determine the checklists' effectiveness, according to the study.Continue Reading

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