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Monday, March 2, 2015

3/2/15 Health News: High UK chicken Campylobacter levels ♦ Antibiotic in veal ♦ Outbreak from raw goat’s milk ♦ Break the migraine cycle ♦ chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness

High UK chicken Campylobacter levels renew discussion about using chemical washes. Last week’s “fame and shame” about the high percentage of Campylobacter-contaminated fresh chickens sold by retail stores in the United Kingdom is being followed by renewed discussions about interventions their poultry industry should try to reduce the U.K.’s most common cause of bacterial gastrointestinal disease. Continue Reading
FDA warning letters : Antibiotic in veal calf  The antibiotic known as Lincomycin is supposed to be used to treat only serious bacterial infections when other medicines are not an option. It should not be found in the kidney tissue of a recently slaughtered veal calf. But, according to a Feb. 19 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s New York Continue Reading
CDC: Outbreak from raw goat’s milk sickened 11 in Idaho At least 11 people in Idaho were sickened with Cryptosporidiosis in August 2014 after consuming unpasteurized goat’s milk, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first public announcement of outbreak. The outbreak first came to the attention of health authorities when two siblings, both younger Continue Reading
Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle An innovative interventional radiology treatment has been found to offer chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according to new research. Clinicians have used a treatment called image-guided, intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion blocks to give patients enough ongoing relief that they required less medication to relieve migraine pain. Continue Reading
Robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness Researchers have identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis or systemic exertional intolerance disease. The findings could help improve diagnosis and identify treatment options for the disabling disorder, in which symptoms range from extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating to headaches and muscle pain.  Continue Reading

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