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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Health news: 38 Salmonella cases linked to Arizona Winery ♦ Are additives in our food safe ♦ Stem cell injection may soon reverse macular degeneration

38 Salmonella cases linked to catered events at Arizona Winery Catered events on March 18 and 19 at the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ, have now been linked to 38 suspected Salmonella cases, according to the Pinal County Public Health Services District. The first report of illness related to a March 19 wedding was called in April 1 by the bride’s mother. Four wedding participants were reportedly
Health-reform savings in the United States In the first year of Medicare's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, the 32 participating provider organizations achieved a 1.2 percent savings while maintaining or improving performance on measures of quality of care. Researchers examined how savings differed by potentially policy-relevant characteristics of the participating accountable care organizations.
Everything wrong with ‘ generally recognized as safe’ food additives in one smart traffic analogy There’s growing concern in the U.S. about the weird and unpronounceable additives that can be found in all kinds of food items, from cereal and bread to yogurt and salad dressing. This isn’t just an irrational fear of chemicals, it has real concerns for people with health issues like allergies or digestive problems. This great video from The Center for Public Integrity spells it
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research. Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression of the disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 65.
E-cigarette use is not risk-free E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders, researchers report. The report has only considered e-cigarettes with nicotine since there has been very little research about e-cigarettes without nicotine, they note.

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