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Friday, April 10, 2015

Health News: 8 sickened in Blue Bell outbreak ♦ When Food Becomes a Poison ♦ Medicaid ’Shenanigans’ in Florida

8 sickened in Blue Bell; listeria outbreak According to an update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been eight people sickened by strains of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Blue Bell Creameries products in Kansas and Texas. The outbreak now consists of two clusters of illnesses that are likely linked to Blue Bell brand ice cream. Cluster 1 consists of five.
When Food Becomes a Poison A typical Nigerian family spends over 70 percent of its total income on food. For most people, this is a worthy investment as they believe it is a way of maintaining a healthy household and by implication increase savings. This belief system has, however, been puncture by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which said during the week that there are estimated 582 million cases of  
Medicaid ’Shenanigans’ in Florida, The Need For Better Food Safety The Washington Post: GOP Governor’s Resistance To Obamacare Is So Strong That It’s Jeopardizing His Quest For Tax Cuts A battle over the Medicaid expansion has erupted among Republicans in Florida, and it has created a strange situation: Republican legislators are urging GOP Governor Rick Scott to accept the expansion
Acetaldehyde safety concerns  The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has called on the European Commission to propose a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol. The Resolution also emphasizes the importance of better
Enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6 percent, according to the results of human trials. The broccoli variety was bred to contain two to three times more of a naturally occurring compound glucoraphanin. It is now available in supermarkets in England, under the name Beneforte.
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