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Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria Concerns

Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria ConcernsMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Perrigo Co., which makes Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula, has recalled the product over concerns about contamination with a potentially dangerous bacteria. Cronobacter sakazakii was possibly present between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18 at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisc., manufacturing facility.No distributed products have tested positive for the bacteria. No one has reported adverse events, the company added in a news release. No other products made by the company are affected by the recall at this plant or other Perrigo facilities. The recall is being made voluntarily in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Just last month, infant formula manufacturer Reckitt recalled 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee...

In Rare Cases, Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Can Pass...

20 March 2023
In Rare Cases, Drug-Resistant `Superbugs` Can Pass Between People & Their PetsMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In more bad news about antibiotic resistance, new research suggests that people and their pets may be able to transmit multidrug-resistant germs to each other. Still, cases of cross-transmission are rare and it's not clear if pets are giving germs to people or people are giving germs to their pets, the study authors noted."In urban areas in high-income countries, pets do not seem to be a multidrug-resistant reservoir of high importance," said lead researcher Dr. Carolin Hackmann, from Charité University Hospital Berlin, in Germany. "Still, good hygiene practices in contact with pets should be kept up to further prevent transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms."The study can't prove that people and pets made each other sick, only that...

AHA News: What's in a Date? History, Health and Sweetness

20 March 2023
AHA News: What`s in a Date? History, Health and SweetnessMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Dates have long been a snack full of sweetness and significance.Cultivated for at least 6,000 years, the palm date tree plays a role in several religious faiths. Among Muslims, a taste of date is given to infants as a ceremonial first meal, and the fruit is prominent during Ramadan, a month for fasting from sunrise to sunset."It's customary for Muslims all around the world to break their fast with dates and water, or dates and milk," said Sara Elnakib, chair of the department of family and community health sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has a doctorate in public health education.Their combination of fiber, nutrients and energy mean dates are "a great way to break your fast," she said. And as a...

Bile Duct Cancer: Awareness, Funding Needed to Fight This Silent Killer

20 March 2023
Bile Duct Cancer: Awareness, Funding Needed to Fight This Silent KillerMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Lawyer, entrepreneur and avid athlete Mark Clements participated in the 2005 St. George Marathon in Utah, but ongoing stomach pains made finishing the event a struggle.“He was having some stomach pain,” recalled his sister Stacie Lindsey. “My dad had had ulcers, and so he thought that he had ulcers.”After finishing the marathon, Clements, then 38, went straight in to see his doctor. Ultrasound and other tests confirmed that it wasn’t ulcers -- Clements had cholangiocarcinoma, or cancer of the bile duct.“They could clearly see that it had metastasized outside the liver,” Lindsey said. “It had spread quite prolifically.”Bile duct cancer is a relatively rare cancer, with an estimated 8,000 to 20,000 new cases diagnosed each...

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