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Saturday, September 13, 2014

9/13/14 Health News: FIVE KENTUCKY CHILDREN HIT WITH KIDNEY DISEASE ♦ Food Safety Loophole ♦ New method helps track foodborne disease outbreaks

FIVE KENTUCKY CHILDREN HIT WITH KIDNEY DISEASE USUALLY CAUSED BY E. COLI
Five children were reportedly in a Louisville, KY, hospital on Friday being treated for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a potentially fatal kidney disease typically caused by an E. coli infection. Three of the children are from Hardin County, one is from Oldham County, and one is from Boone County. Their ages were not... Continue Reading


Food Safety Loophole Remains Intact Under New FDA Standards
The process for reviewing chemicals added to the nation's food supply is being overhauled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but food safety advocates warn that the changes won't prevent unsafe additives from making their way into your meals.  Hundreds of chemicals that the FDA has little power to regulate, and most consumers have likely never heard of, are secretly … continue reading


New method helps track foodborne disease outbreaks

A new computer-assisted method developed jointly by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the IBM Almaden Research Centre and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyses sales data to help identify contaminated foods involved in disease outbreaks. Continue Reading

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