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Friday, March 6, 2015

Health News: FDA Foreign Food Inspections Fall Short ♦ Canned peaches will be tested for lead contamination ♦ Feeding peanuts to infants and young children at risk

FDA Foreign Food Inspections Fall Short of Legal Requirement Americans often chow down on food that comes from outside the United States. Yet the federal agency that is chiefly responsible for the safety of the nation’s grub is conducting far fewer inspections of foreign facilities than the law requires,  Continue Reading
Australia: Canned  imported peaches will be tested for lead contamination Australia will increase testing of imported processed peaches on Friday, the Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed. The news comes after SPC Ardmona chief executive Peter Kelly said his company provided evidence of lead contamination in some imported product, Continue Reading
Advisory about not feeding peanuts to infants and young children at risk for peanut allergy Pediatric otolaryngologists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies Continue Reading
Vaccine skeptics aren't swayed by emotional scare tactics  On the heels of an American nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. Authors challenge the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people's health beliefs.Continue Reading
One million patients could lose primary care if residency training in underserved regions is eliminated  The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers, a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated in the United States, says a new report. Continue Reading

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