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Monday, February 23, 2015

2/23/15 Health News: Dairy’s permit suspended after Campylobacter outbreak--FDA warning letters: Drug residues-- Salmonella linked to cucumbers-- plus more

WI Dairy’s permit suspended after Campylobacter outbreak  A dairy farm’s Grade A permit is being suspended for 30 days, by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The farm, owned by Roland and Diana Reed supplied the raw milk that caused 38 Campylobacter jejuni infections last September. Continue Reading
FDA warning letters: Drug residues  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warnings to three beef producers, one pork producer, a seafood processor and a biscuit manufacturer in its latest round of warning letters. FDA wrote to Oak Hill Farms about selling a bob veal calf with tissue samples later revealed.. Continue Reading
Salmonella linked to VA cucumbers killed 1, sickened 275 At least 275 people in 29 states and Washington, D.C., were sickened and one man died in a Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in the Delmarva region of Virginia, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue Reading
Dental researcher demonstrates how T cells cause inflammation  A dental researcher has discovered a new way to model how infection-fighting T cells cause inflammation. The process could lead to identifying and testing new drugs to replace antifungal medicines that have become ineffective  because of resistance. Continue Reading
Diabetes, depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review. Mild cognitive impairment is a state between normal aging and dementia, where someone's mind is functioning less well than would be expected for their age. Continue Reading

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