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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Health News: FDA: Gastrointestinal problems reported from eating recalled Cheerios ♦ E. coli outbreak in Scotland linked to venison ♦ Sex is more likely on days college students use marijuana or binge drink

FDA: Gastrointestinal problems reported from eating recalled Cheerios The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly received at least 125 complaints from people who say they developed gastrointestinal problems from September on after eating what they thought were gluten-free Cheerios. General Mills Inc. just recalled 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios and the company’s gluten-free Honey Nut Cheerios
E. coli outbreak in Scotland linked to venison Scotland’s health agencies are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infection associated with the consumption of venison products. As of Sept. 4, 2015, there were nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli O157 PT32 reported across Scotland. All of those sickened either consumed venison products, such as steaks, grill steaks, sausages and meatballs,...
Sex is more likely on days college students use marijuana or binge drink Undergraduate college students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana or binged on alcohol than on days they didn't..
Cleaning hospital rooms with chemicals, UV rays cuts superbug transmissions In a hospital, what you can’t see could hurt you. Healthcare facilities continue to battle drug-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that loiter on surfaces even after patient rooms have been cleaned and can cause new, sometimes-deadly infections. But a new study has found that using a combination of chemicals and UV light to clean patient rooms cut transmission of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent among a specific group of patients -- those who stay overnight in a room where someone with a known positive culture or infection of a drug-resistant organism had previously been treated.

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