First-graders sickened by E. coli after attending dairy festival The Whatcom County Health Department in Bellingham, WA, is investigating an E. coli outbreak involving at least three area first-graders and potentially a fourth child. The three cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli were confirmed by laboratory testing after the children attended the Milk Makers Fest.
Do not rely on the FDA for safe food with the GRAS loophole Food companies use the four-letter acronym GRAS to put food additives in their products without interference from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It stands for "generally regarded as safe" but do not count on the additives as being safe. Eleven-year-old Miles Bengco died after eating a Quorn Turk’y Burger which contained an additive related to fungi.
Bumble Bee Foods, Two managers charged in death of man cooked with tuna Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.
Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries being developed Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. But an orthopedics research team is working on a biologic solution -- an injectable gel that encourages self-healing of cartilage
Emergency department treatment for opioid addiction better than referrals The first known randomized trial comparing three treatment strategies for opioid-dependent patients receiving emergency care has been conducted by researchers who found that patients given the medication buprenorphine were more likely to engage in addiction treatment and reduce their illicit opioid use