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Friday, July 24, 2015

Health News: 56 Salmonella cases appear to be linked to pork in Washington State ♦ New Drug Resistant Bacteria, Klebsiella ♦ Stillbirth outnumber infant death in US for first time

Stillbirth outnumber infant death in US for first time The number of stillbirths in the United States was higher, for the first time, than the number of babies who died before their first birthday, according to a new study on infant mortality by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New Drug Resistant Bacteria, Klebsiella, Found in Chicken, turkey, and Pork Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. The research, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows that contaminated meat may be an important source of human exposure to Klebsiella. The U.S. food safety system has traditionally focused on a few
56 Salmonella cases appear to be linked to pork in Washington State; Washington state health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight counties around the state includes food served at a variety of events. Disease investigators continue to explore...
Gene mutation contributes to liver disease in patients of normal weight Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major worldwide health problem. The disease is strongly associated with obesity and has been found in a high percentage Asian patients of normal weight. The PNPLA3 mutant genotype has been consistently shown to be a major factor in the development of NAFLD, but the effect of a patient's weight on the relationship between NAFLD and the mutant gene had not been determined until now, at the conclusion of a study on the issue

DNA damage seen in patients undergoing CT scanning, study finds Using new laboratory technology, scientists have shown that cellular damage is detectable in patients after CT scanning. In this study, researchers examined the effects on human cells of low-dose radiation from a wide range of cardiac and vascular CT scans. These imaging procedures are commonly used for a number of reasons, including management of patients suspected of having obstructive coronary artery disease, and for those with aortic stenosis, in preparation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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