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Friday, October 24, 2014

10/24/14 Health News:BPA raises risk of diabetes, obesity and cancer ♦ ANTIBIOTICS SPREAD SALMONELLA ♦ FOOD DISTRIBUTOR SHUTS DOWN AFTER HUGE RECALL

BPA could raise risk of diabetes, obesity and cancer
Substance used to produce receipts could be absorbed into the bloodstream Includes paper receipts from shops, credit card machines and ATMs Chemical bisphenol-A  - also known as BPA - can disrupt hormones  Cause raise the risk of health problems like obesity, diabetes and cancer Chemical has been banned in baby bottles in Europe due to safety fears Campaigners are calling for the Continue Reading
STUDY: ANTIBIOTICS MAY HELP SPREAD SALMONELLA BETWEEN ANIMALS
An estimated 80 percent of all antibiotics in the U.S. are given to livestock, which raises concerns among some scientists about the fostering of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. But a study on antibiotics just published by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine might introduce a whole new concern to the equation. Mice given antibiotics to... Continue Reading
NORTH CAROLINA FOOD DISTRIBUTOR SHUTS DOWN FOLLOWING HUGE RECALL
SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, which recently recalled virtually all of its pre-packaged sandwiches, hamburgers, chili dogs, salads and other food products because of potential Listeria contamination, has reportedly closed its doors. No illnesses were known to have been reported in connection with the recall. The recall was announced Oct. 12 and included the food... Continue Reading
CDC: SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO BACKYARD FLOCKS APPEARS TO BE OVER

They picked up 19 more cases and added a state to the multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to live poultry from backyard flocks, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially calling it over. The outbreak traced to the source of the chicks — Ohio’s Mt. Healthy Hatcheries — appears to...Continue Reading

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