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Thursday, December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Health News: E. COLI VICTIM SUE WHOLE FOODS ♦ Trichinellosis outbreak in Belgium ♦ New treatment for drug-resistant skin cancer

PARENTS OF E. COLI VICTIM SUE WHOLE FOODS
The parents of Joshua Kaye are suing Whole Foods Market over their son’s death. Eight-year-old Joshua from Braintree, MA, died last summer from an E. coli 0157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Multiple people were sickened and epidemiological evidence traced the source to grass-fed ground beef back to Whole Foods. “Federal agents were... Continue Reading
 Trichinellosis outbreak reported in Belgium   
Health officials in Belgium have reported that at least 14 people have been infected with the parasitic nematode worm Trichinella After eating wild boar meat at three different restaurants in early November  Continue Reading
SPENDING BILL BANS ‘CHINESE CHICKEN’ FROM FEDERAL MEAL PROGRAMS
A provision included in the $1.1-trillion spending bill Congress passed last week and which is now headed to the president’s desk prevents poultry processed in China from being used in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program (Section 736 of Division A). Four Chinese poultry-processing plants have... Continue Reading
New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer
A brand new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, a major new study reports. Clinical trials to test the new drugs in patients should begin as early as 2015 Continue Reading

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