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Listeria Outbreak Tied to Soft Cheeses Sold at Albertsons, Whole Foods

Listeria Outbreak Tied to Soft Cheeses Sold at Albertsons, Whole FoodsMONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have warned that numerous brands of brie and camembert cheese may contain Listeria, a potentially dangerous bacteria. Old Europe Cheese Inc. has recalled more than 20 brands of cheese from retail and wholesale stores nationwide and in Mexico after six people in six states were infected with a specific strain of Listeria. Stores that sold the potentially contaminated cheese include Albertsons, Giant Foods, Lidl, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods, the company said.The recalled cheeses were sold under numerous brands: Black Bear, Block & Barrel, Charmant, Cobblestone, Culinary Tour, Fredericks, Fresh Thyme, Glenview Farms, Good & Gather, Heinen’s, Joan of Arc La Bonne Vie, Lidl, Life in Provence, Market 32, Matrie’d,...

Smoggy Air Could Worsen COVID, Even If You're Vaccinated

3 October 2022
Smoggy Air Could Worsen COVID, Even If You`re VaccinatedMONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution can impede COVID-19 recovery, whether someone is vaccinated or not, according to new research. "These findings are important because they show that, while COVID-19 vaccines are successful at reducing the risk of hospitalization, people who are vaccinated and exposed to polluted air are still at increased risk for worse outcomes than vaccinated people not exposed to air pollution," said study co-author Anny Xiang, a senior research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.Researchers analyzed medical records from patients in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health system. This included more than 50,000 patients 12 and older diagnosed with COVID-19 in July or August 2021, while the Delta variant was...

Sexual Issues Can Plague Young Women Who've Survived Cancer

3 October 2022
Sexual Issues Can Plague Young Women Who`ve Survived CancerMONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who have survived cancer are at risk of having sexual problems, such as loss of libido and discomfort, a new study finds. The quality of the survivor's sex life is also influenced by the type of cancer she experienced and the intensity of the treatment, researchers found. "This is one of the largest population-based studies of sexual function ever conducted in young women following cancer," said lead author Lena Wettergren, a professor in care sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden.The study, published Sept. 30 in the journal Acta Oncologica, involved Swedish researchers surveying 694 women ages 18 to 39 about a year and a half after cancer diagnosis. The women had been diagnosed between January 2016 and August 2017 and were...

Vitamin Supplements May Help People With Cystic Fibrosis

3 October 2022
Vitamin Supplements May Help People With Cystic FibrosisMONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than 160,000 people around the world have cystic fibrosis, and supplementing with vitamins C and E could help reduce the damaging inflammation in their lungs, according to new research."Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that is associated with increased inflammation, and like many inflammatory diseases, it comes with a large amount of oxidative stress," said Maret Traber, a professor at Oregon State College of Public Health and Human Sciences.This new study looked at whether supplementing with high-dose vitamin C would help patients better absorb vitamin E. People with cystic fibrosis also have trouble with fat absorption. This can limit uptake of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant, said Traber. "Low vitamin E levels plus...

Are Your Hands Just Dry, Or Is It Eczema?

2 October 2022
Are Your Hands Just Dry, Or Is It Eczema?SUNDAY, Oct. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes that irritated skin on your hands is more than simple dryness. Hand eczema could be the culprit, with painful dry and itchy skin on all or part of the hand and fingers."If your hands are extremely dry and painful, and using moisturizer throughout the day is not helping to relieve them, you may have hand eczema," said Dr. Dawn Davis, a pediatric and adult dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Without the proper treatment and preventive measures, hand eczema may worsen."Eczema might look like patches of red, dark brown, purple or gray irritated skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It can be scaly, inflamed and itchy. It can feel like it's burning or include itchy blisters and deep, painful cracks, as...

Get Ready for Those Fall Allergies

1 October 2022
Get Ready for Those Fall AllergiesSATURDAY, Oct. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy sufferers know that symptoms don’t just appear in spring or summer. Fall, too, can bring about sneezing and trouble breathing, as can volatile weather patterns.“People frequently experience allergy symptoms in the fall even if they are mainly allergic to pollens in the spring and summer,” said Dr. David Corry. He is a professor of medicine in the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.Among the natural events that could affect allergy sufferers this year are the Tonga Volcano eruption in January, Corry said. That sent particulates and aerosols into the environment and could change global weather, shortening or lengthening upcoming pollen seasons.Those seasons could further change...

U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health Programs

30 September 2022
U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health ProgramsFRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government will invest $266 million to shore up the community and public health workforce using American Rescue Plan funding. About $225.5 million will go to 83 recipients to support training and apprenticeship for 13,000 new community health workers, CNN reported before Friday's announcement. These workers specialize in helping people find care and serve as a contact point between patients and providers."Thirty million people in America get their health care through community health centers that treat people regardless of their ability to pay," said Carole Johnson, administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration, which is facilitating the grants. "Time and time again, we...

AHA News: After a Jump in Maternal Mortality for Hispanic Women, a Search for Answers

30 September 2022
AHA News: After a Jump in Maternal Mortality for Hispanic Women, a Search for AnswersFRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic produced no shortage of somber statistics. But for people who care about women's health, one number about Hispanic women stood out.Their maternal mortality rate jumped sharply in 2020 – up 44% from the year before, according to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every 100,000 births, there were 18.2 deaths among Hispanic women, up from 12.6 in 2019. Risk was highest among women 40 and older.The increase drew attention in part because Hispanic women's maternal mortality rate had been relatively low when compared with white and Black women.Dr. Sadiya Khan, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg...

FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new drug for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's...

U.S. Suicide Rates Rose in 2021, Reversing 2 Years of...

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, following two years of decline, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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