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5Jul
2022

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice CreamTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized. The agency said that health officials interviewed 17 of those those who got sick and 14 reported eating ice cream. Among the 13 who remembered the type of ice cream they ate, six identified the brand as Big Olaf Creamery or a location that served that type of ice cream.On Friday, the company began voluntarily began contacting retail locations to recommend against selling their ice cream products, the CDC said.On Sunday, the company issued its own statement on social media about the outbreak."For now it is only...

Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

5 July 2022
Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart HealthTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Most U.S. children and adults have poor scores for heart health, according to a new assessment tool called "Life's Essential 8."Fewer than 30% of 2- to 19-year-olds had high scores for cardiovascular health on the new American Heart Association scoring tool. And their scores got lower with age. Just 14% of 12- to 19-year-olds had high scores, compared to 33% of 6- to 11-year-olds and 56% of kids between 2 and 5, the analysis found.“We found that among U.S. children, scores were lowest for the diet metric, which is comparable to what we saw in adults,” said senior author Dr. Amanda Marma Perak, a cardiologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago."Life's Essential 8" evaluates heart health on eight components: sleep...

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Young Black, Hispanic...

5 July 2022
Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Young Black, Hispanic AmericansTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D, the "Sunshine Vitamin," boosts the immune system and helps prevent cancer, among other health benefits, but a significant number of Black and Hispanic teens have low levels of this nutrient, according to a new study."This paper calls attention to the need to raise awareness among clinicians regarding social determinants of health and culturally sensitive dietary practices to improve vitamin D levels and prevent long-term complications," said lead author Shainy Varghese, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Houston.Her team examined health records from a suburban clinic in Southeast Texas for 119 minority-group youths, ages 12 to 18. About 61% of these otherwise healthy adolescents had low vitamin D levels, the study...

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil...

1 July 2022
Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA InvestigatingFRIDAY, July 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. And an Oklahoma woman has sued the company, blaming one of its products for an array of serious health problems, including gastrointestinal illness and liver and gallbladder dysfunction, according to the Los Angeles Times.The company said it had received nearly 500 reports of people getting sick after eating Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. Daily Harvest initiated a voluntary recall of the product on June 23.The FDA said consumers, retailers and others should not eat, sell or serve the product.So...

CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

1 July 2022
CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) – At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated in Florida, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the cause of the outbreak remains a mystery, nearly all of the patients either live in Florida or had traveled to the state about a month before they got sick, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.Twenty patients reported living in or traveling to Florida in the month before they got sick. The first cases were reported in January, with the latest cases being reported in June, the CDC said. One of those infected died in Illinois, while 22 were hospitalized. Five women became sick during their pregnancies and one experienced a...
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