Health News

America not Immune to E. Coli Outbreak
The E. coli outbreak in Europe continues to expand with the US Centers for Disease Control reporting 470 sickened with a type of kidney failure associated with E coli and nine confirmed deaths.
FDA approves treatment for Clostridium difficile infection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dificid ( fidaxomicin ) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea ( CDAD ).
FDA issues first new rules under Food Safety Modernization Act
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United States. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January. Both rules will take effect July 3, 2011.
Should You Worry About the Meat You Eat?
Even the word "staph" can be a little scary. It's immediately associated with staph infections, which can be serious, even fatal. So when a new study found drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (S. aureus) present in nearly half of the meat and poultry samples examined, the findings sounded alarming.
Fighting Cancer with Infection
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered an unlikely way to help cancer patients using salmonella - a bacteria that causes thousands of food borne illnesses in the United States each year.
Bacteria in the Broccoli
Taylor Farms Pacific is voluntarily recalling products containing broccoli because of possible health risks  posed by bacterial contamination.
The Fish Might Make You Sick
W H & Group LLC is recalling dried fish that was not eviscerated prior to processing. New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors made the discovery during a routine inspection.
Hi-Tech Salmonella Hunting
FDA scientists successfully used a new genome sequencing test to retrospectively examine a 2009-10 foodborne illness outbreak to help trace the source of the infection.
Finding the Virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first test for the preliminary identification of norovirus , the virus responsible for the majority of cases of stomach flu.
Don't Get Hooked on This Fish
Pacific American Fish Co, Inc. of Vernon, California is recalling SHI306 Shishamo 4L 5PC ( 23-28G ) Wild, Pack 4/ 20TR , Lots 202885-2 & 201011-3, Master Carton information.