Raw foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, when stored in the fridge have been highly associated with listeriosis, an illness blamed over the death of 79-year-old Ellen DiStefano from Franklin County in Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that according to a lawsuit filed in the Clark County Common Pleas Court, DiStefano became ill after she ate a salad containing fruits produced by Dole. She was taken to hospital in January, where she was diagnosed with an infection caused by the listeria monocytogenes bacteria. DiStefano died on Feb. 27.
The Star reveals that Dole has stopped all production in its Ohio plant and has recalled packaged salads in the state as well as from supermarkets in Ontario, Brunswick and Quebec in Canada. The decision was after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that linked DiStefano's death and the hospitalizations of 12 people in six states in the US to Dole's packaged salads. more >>
When faced with the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent, family member or friend, here are five Bible verses that will help to inspire and guide you.
All verses are taken from the New International Version Bible.
1) Isaiah 46:4 more >>
Michelle Williams wants to do more than save souls with her gospel music. She wants to save lives by sharing her family's history with strokes.
"My father had his first stroke in 1994, and then again in 2005," the 35-year-old singer said in an interview with Future of Personal Health. "The stroke in 2005 was devastating. It paralyzed him and left him unable to talk."
Williams has partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association by being an ambassador in a campaign called Power to End Stroke. The website warns African-Americans tha they run a higher risk of having a stroke that any other group within the American population. more >>
The architect of the Affordable Care Act who controversially called American voters stupid found evidence that Hillary Clinton's proposed childcare policy could harm children.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is credited with helping create the ACA, commonly called "Obamacare."
In a paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber et al. studied increased childcare access in Quebec and found it to be detrimental to child development. more >>
It's that time of the year again where people all over the country head over to those crystal-clear swimming pools to disperse off the summer heat. It's not that their intention is to spoil the fun from everyone, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, has a thing or two to say about these artificial bodies of water.
CDC indicates in their report that a number of these so-called "public aquatic facilities" like swimming pools, hot tubs, lazy rivers and water playground are being notified for immediate closure in violation of the health and safety guidelines.
Spearheaded by the Network for Aquatic Facility Inspection Surveillance (NAFIS) of the CDC, the violations said to be committed by these establishments range from unconditional pH level of the water, improper application of water disinfectant solution, as well problematic facility equipment. more >>
The South Carolina legislature approved a bill Tuesday banning most late-term abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk in a medical emergency.
According to The State, lawmakers in the South Carolina House voted 79-29 in favor of the bill, making South Carolina the 17th state to approve a ban on late-term abortion. After it is ratified, Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign the bill into law.
"I can't imagine any scenario in which I wouldn't sign it," Haley told The State in March, noting that she wanted to see the details of the bill before signing it into law. more >>