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Saturday, November 22, 2014

11/22/14 Health News: Plague Outbreak In Madagascar ♦ SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO SPROUTS ♦ Bacterial slime: It's what's for dinner ♦Therapy for heart attack

Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads
Rats are a common sight along the streets of Antananarivo, where trash can go weeks, even months, without being collected. (Xinhua /Landov) An outbreak of the plague has sickened at least 119 people and killed 40 in Madagascar, the World Health Organization reports Friday. The outbreak started back in August in a rural village, WHO said. Then it spread to seven of Madagascar's … continue reading
At least 63 people  in 10 states have been sickened in a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Bean sprouts distributed by Wonton Foods, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteriitdis that has sickened people in Connecticut, Maine,... Continue Reading
Bacterial slime: It's what's for dinner
If natural or human made disaster strikes, causing global crop failures, the world won't starve -- providing they are willing to eat bacterial slime and bugs. "People have been doing catastrophic risk research for a while. But most of what's been done is dark, apocalyptic and dismal. It hasn't provided any real solutions," says the author of a new book that provides a more optimistic outlook. Continue Reading
In landmark study of cell therapy for heart attack, more cells make a difference

Physicians from 60 sites treated 161 heart attack patients with their own bone marrow cells, selected for their healing potential and then reinjected into the heart, in an effort to improve the heart's recovery. Their conclusion? Patients who receive more cells get significant benefits Continue Reading

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