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Friday, January 30, 2015

1/30/15 Health News:Norway's !,st case of mad cow disease ♦ School releases students unvaccinated for measles ♦.Lesson From Ice Cream Recall ♦ True Cost of Cheap Meat

Norway finds first case of mad cow disease, says food safe
Norway reported its first ever case of mad cow disease, saying the instance was an isolated one and telling consumers it was still safe to eat beef and drink milk. Tests at a British laboratory confirmed the disease, in a 15-year-old cow, which had been slaughtered, … continue reading
Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measles.
Officials at Palm Desert High School in Palm Springs announced that 66 students were ordered to remain at home through February 9 unless they are able to confirm they received immunization or show proof of resistance to measles after a student was sent home January 26 due to a suspected case of the disease. Continue Reading
LESSON FROM WA ICE CREAM RECALL: DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU
No doubt about it, food recalls can be hell. “I’ve never been through anything like this before,” Barry Bettinger, co-owner of Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream in Snohomish, WA,. Not only do you worry about the people who have become...Continue Reading
NW BOOK EXPLORES FOOD SAFETY AND THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT
Reading “The Chain: Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food,” a new book by Ted Genoways, one begins to wonder who is treated better: the millions of hogs consumed in America each year, or the people who work on the farms Continue Reading
Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson's

E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of diseases such as Parkinson's, scientists say Continue Reading

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