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Vietnam Veterans of America Calls for Openness and Transparency in Addressing Contaminated Medical Equipment at VAMCs

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health of patients who received endoscopic procedures at three VA Medical Centers may have been compromised by contaminated medical equipment. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of "potentially affected" patients now tot...

70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those ...

Children's Bath Products Contaminated With Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane

Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dio...

Study suggests surface water contaminated with salmonella more common than thought

Athens, Ga. A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating Salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination. Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiol...

FDA Urges Consumers Not to Eat Hundreds of Products Recalled Because of Contaminated Peanuts and Peanut Ingredients

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So far more than 500 cases of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported. Many of these cases have required hospitalization. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

Report Confirms Source of Contaminated Heparin

A man-made chemical was added to the blood thinner imported from China WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A final report on the deadly contamination of the blood thinner heparin confirms that the problem was caused by a man-made chemical that was added to batches of the drug importe...

Source of Contaminated Tomatoes Still Unknown: FDA

228 people in 23 states have been sickened in the ongoing salmonella outbreak FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the number of reported illnesses from salmonella-tainted tomatoes continued to climb, U.S. health officials were still grappling to find the source of the contamina...

FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 11 Countries

And 'biological mechanism' that leads to adverse reactions identified, officials add MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated heparin products have now been found in at least 10 countries, not including the United States, leading to ongoing surveillance measures to ensure the ...

FDA: Contaminated Heparin Found in 10 Countries

And 'biological mechanism' that leads to adverse reactions identified, officials add MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated heparin products have now been found in at least nine countries, not including the United States, leading to ongoing surveillance measures to ensure th...

Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards

Norovirus can live on surfaces for several days, experts say,,,, THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The highly contagious norovirus, often called the stomach flu, can be passed from one person to another through contact with commonly shared items such as computer keyboards and comput...

Research Indicates Nearly 25 Percent of Supplements Are Contaminated With Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances

Informed-Choice Looks to Raise Level of Awareness and Help Athletes Reduce Risk LAKE WYLIE, S.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study released today and commissioned by Informed-Choice LLC, a not-for-profit partnership between supplement companies an...

First Nationwide Class Action Filed Against ConAgra on Behalf of Consumers Who Purchased or Ingested Salmonella Contaminated Pot Pies

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firms Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, and Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC: On October 12, 2007, SCHIFFRIN BARROWAY TOPAZ & KESSLER, LLP and JANET, JENNER & SUGGS, LLC filed the first nationwide class ...

First Nationwide Class Action Filed on Behalf of Consumers Who Purchased Topps' E. Coli Contaminated Ground Beef

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firms Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, and Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC: On October 3, 2007, SCHIFFRIN BARROWAY TOPAZ & KESSLER, LLP and JANET, JENNER & SUGGS, LLC filed the first nationwide class ac...

Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

Study finds germs appear even in the presence of disinfecting solutions THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Contamination is common in contact lens storage cases, say Israeli researchers who found at least one pathogen in two-thirds of 30 storage cases used by 16 people. The test...

Spain Withdraws Contaminated Chinese Toothpaste

The European Commission has confirmed that Spanish authorities are withdrawing two brands of toothpaste of Chinese origin from the Spanish market because of a risk to public health. The two Chinese brands are Spearmint and Trileaf Spearmint. Spanish laboratory tests have detected the prese...

Merced Firm Slams Slaughterhouse for Contaminated Meat

Children in St Helena and Calistoga fell sick after eating hamburgers. These hamburger patties were distributed by the food company Merced. The firm recalled all the patties from// the market and has put the blame on the slaughter house that has processed the meat. The meat has been infected ...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to possible serious health risks// from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made by Charlie Brown di Ruti...

Sanitizer For Contaminated Sprouts Developed

Canadian scientists claim to have discovered a safe and effective way to sanitize seeds used to produce sprouts//. Prof. Keith Warriner and his colleagues at the University of Guelph, have developed a sanitizer to kill pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, using the same chemicals used in...

Public Requested To Discard Cheese Products Contaminated With Salmonella

Ontario’s public were warned by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sheela Basrur, not to consume some of the cheese products, which was contaminated// with salmonella, manufactured by the Upper Canada Company in Jordan Station. Consumer and retailers, who may have any of two Upper Canad...

Eating Contaminated Food Leads To Cholera Outbreak In Malawi

Cholera has claimed the life of nearly 24 hungry Malawians, and infected thousands of others who are forced to eat contaminated food out of hunger and desperation. // The Mangochi resort district and Blantyre (commercial hub of Eastern Africa) are the worst affected. The drought that occurre...

Parents Warned About Contaminated Teething Rings By FDA

Following reports of bacterial contamination of fluid filled plastic teething ring, manufactured by The First Years, a unit of RC2 Corp., parents have been urged by the Food and Drug Administration to stop providing // their babies with the product. The contaminated liquid if swallowed or abs...

Fear Over Maple Leaf Meat Being Contaminated

Canada's largest meat processor, Maple Leaf Foods, on Tuesday decided to recall its ham and turkey products, as it doubted tampering of its meat // products with an unknown contaminant. The incident took place on Sunday night when Maple Leaf Employees found syringe casings at the company's pl...

Pelosi: Food Safety Act Will Protect Lives and Prevent Illness

...d safety system, as we rely on a more global and industrialized food supply. "Every year, 76 million Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food and 5,000 of these people die. In just the last few years, there have been numerous outbreaks of dangerous infections in common foods -- from sp...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...source of false results. Pawlita and Schmitt found contaminations in a high percentage of cell samples. Twenty-two percent of tested cultures were contaminated with one of the various types of the parasitic bacterium called mycoplasma. "What we noticed about the results," says Markus Schmitt, "was that contam...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

...s from 2007]," the report states. "The identified peptides seem consistent with a sample containing old, quite possibly very ancient, bird-like bone, contaminated with only fairly explicable proteins. Hemoglobin and collagen are plausible proteins to find in fossil bone, because they are two of the most abundant...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

... evidence of an elevated risk for these two conditions among soldiers who served in that conflict. Agent Orange is made up of compounds known to be contaminated with a type of dioxin -- tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD) -- during manufacture. The chemical, named for the color of the barrel it was stored in...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

...the health effects of these herbicides and a type of dioxin -- TCDD -- that contaminated some of the defoliants. A finding of "limited or suggestive evidence of...ee concluded that the evidence suggests that veterans exposed to defoliants contaminated with TCDD during the war may face a higher risk for developing ischemic hea...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

...idney failure, he said. The trigger for the endothelial cell injury in HUS is most often a toxin that is released from bacteria after ingestion of contaminated water or food, Conway said. "There is, however, a more rare 'atypical' form of HUS that is not induced by the bacterial toxin," he said. "In cont...

Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

... rabies virus from animals to people through bite wounds." Some bite-induced infections can't be blamed on pets, she said. Bite wounds can be contaminated with bacteria people carry on their skin, rather than bacteria from the pet's mouth. Bites are a public health concern, she said. According t...

FDA Approves VITROS(R) Anti-HCV Assay for Use On VITROS 5600(R) Integrated and VITROS 3600(R) Immunodiagnostic Systems

...mitted through contact with blood or blood products. The most common modes of transmission are transfusion of blood from unscreened donors or sharing contaminated needles. While much less common, hepatitis C virus can also be transmitted from mother to infant at childbirth, through sexual intercourse with an in...

Newly Patented Sterilization/Disinfection Method Reduces Risk of Microorganism Growth on Hard Surfaces

...ated in accordance with the methods of the patent, but they can grow on surfaces sprayed with untreated water. Results achieved in disinfecting contaminated hard surfaces with this novel steam vapor system with TANCS®, and protected by the U.S. patent, were peer reviewed and published in the scientific...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

...ess and even be fatal when ingested by humans from contaminated meat, vegetables or water. Vaccination of cattle w...tive to damage. In addition to being infected by contaminated food or water, individuals can become infected fro...mal contact is the obvious route, but contact with contaminated products (e.g., sawdust, shavings, soiled clothing...

American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens

... their kitchen sink faucet handles at least once per week, 60 percent of faucets analyzed failed the hygiene test for having unsatisfactory or heavily contaminated levels of bacteria that come from feces or can cause skin infections. This is dramatically worse than 2008 when only 25 percent of kitchen faucets fa...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

...3-2004 northern Nigeria boycott of polio vaccination. The boycott had a strong political component and was fueled by rumors that the polio vaccine was contaminated with antifertility drugs intended to sterilize young Muslim girls. This boycott led to a global outbreak of polio, with cases spreading to 20 countrie...

Dove and Early Canada Goose Seasons to Begin Sept. 1; Game Commission Posts Avian Influenza Information on Website

... spread to Asia, Europe and Africa, where it has primarily affected domestic poultry. Legal and illegal movement of infected birds, poultry products, contaminated materials, equipment and vehicles, as well as wild bird migration, are some of the ways that highly pathogenic virus can be spread. Dr. Cottrell ...

U.S. Unveils Stricter Food-Safety Standards

...e regulation is designed to cut down the number of illnesses caused by eggs contaminated with the bacterium salmonella. The key now is that eggs will have to be r...2,000 illnesses each year in the United States are caused by consuming eggs contaminated with salmonella, the agency said. The measures announced Tuesday follow a...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

...d Morphology Properties II-29 Transmission of HCV II-30 Injection Drugs II-30 Sexual Contact II-30 Tattoos and Body Piercing II-30 contaminated Medical Equipment II-30 Occupational Risks II-30 Personal Care Goods II-30 Mother-to-Baby II-30 Blood and Blood Products II-30 Tra...

WinCo Foods Voluntarily Recalls Beef and Ground Beef Sold at Some Stores Between May 9 and May 15, 2009 Due to Possible Contamination

...roducts by the JBS Swift Beef Company, which yesterday voluntarily expanded its previously announced recall of beef products that could potentially be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 to approximately 380,000 pounds of assorted beef primal products. Of the recalled 380,000 pounds, WinCo Foods received only ...

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators(AWG) Will Provide Pure Drinking Water Following a Natural Disaster.

...iami, Fla. (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- A person can survive only a short time without safe drinking water. In a natural disaster water can quickly become contaminated and unsafe to drink. Planning for a possible emergency will ensure pure drinking water in a real emergency. EcoloBlue 28(AWG) and a power g...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

... improperly cooked vegetables or if a dog should eat grass infected by outdoor cats. The same goes for humans. If a cow becomes infected from eating contaminated grass, and humans eat beef from that cow, then they can become infected, she said. Cats, however, are the final host because they are the only host t...
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