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Friday, February 13, 2015

2/12/15 Health News: Mad Cow Case in Canada -- STORE STOPS SELLING FROZEN RACCOONS -- Combat Illnesses During Flu Season-- Placenta accreta -- Women with type 1 diabetes at significantly higher risk of dying early

Mad cow case detected in Canada Food authorities on Friday confirmed a case of mad cow disease in Canada's Alberta province, this nation's first outbreak of the illness since 2011. Veterinary officials at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said that the infected cow was diagnosed before being slaughtered Continue Reading
CA STORE STOPS SELLING FROZEN RACCOONS AFTER HEALTH DEPARTMENT VISIT Inspectors from the Los Angeles County Health Department reportedly visited the Metro Supermarket in Temple City, CA, on Tuesday after being informed that the store was selling raccoons as food. Store employees indicated they had entire frozen and bagged raccoons selling for $9.99 per pound.Continue Reading
Cleaning, Sanitizing And Disinfecting To Combat Illnesses During Flu Season Eliminating illness causing germs from reaching our families is a focus during cold and flu season. To accomplish this, the use of chlorine bleach to sanitize surfaces is a common practice. “Chlorine bleach is a very effective sanitizer and disinfectant on disease causing germs Continue Reading
Pregnant woman with placenta accreta saved When Patricia Perich, 41, was 24 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition called placenta accreta. This condition occurs when blood vessels from the placenta grow too deeply into the uterus Continue Reading
Women with type 1 diabetes at significantly higher risk of dying early compared with men Women with type 1 diabetes face a 40% increased excess risk of early death from all causes, and have more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease, compared to men with type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading

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