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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Health News: FDA- Inadequate testing, cleanliness at Jeni’s ice cream plant ♦ Washington E.Coli outbreak 25 cases ♦ Infections can affect your IQ

FDA Inspectors found inadequate testing, cleanliness at Jeni’s ice cream plant Eight visits by two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in late April revealed inadequate pathogen controls and cleanliness practices at the company’s production facility. The FDA inspections occurred between April 20-30
Washington E.Coli Update: 25 cases, 9 secondary ones, 4 areas sampled matched outbreak strain  Four of 10 areas sampled at the Northwest Fairgrounds in Lynden, WA, match the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 that has now sickened 25 people in Whatcom County, WA. The Lynden fairgrounds was the site of the Milk Makers Fest attended by more than 1,300 children.
Infections can affect your IQ New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition.
Major breakthrough against rare kidney disease A significant breakthrough has been made in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.

Best and safest blood pressure treatments in kidney, diabetes patients compiled The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of kidney disease around the world, and people often have both. Chronic kidney disease caused by diabetes always affects both kidneys and generally gets worse over time, often leading to kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant.

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