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  • Foster Farms says salmonella rates have fallen significantly

    Foster Farms, the California chicken company battling an ongoing salmonella breakout, said it has dramatically reduced salmonella rates. Salmonella rates are now about 2%, well below the national average of 25%, said Bob O'Connor, one of the companies'...
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  • Foster Farms says it has reduced salmonella rates in chicken

    They found no smoking gun — no well or pasture or single source of contamination for the ongoing salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms. But on Monday, executives at the California chicken company announced that they had reduced levels of...
  • Parents continue to share beds with their infants despite numbers that show the danger

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. In May, a 29-year-old Kansas City woman fell asleep in her bed with her three children, including a 6-month-old boy. When she awoke about six hours later, she found his lifeless body at the foot of her bed, under a cover. Police who...
  • Teen smoking in Virginia at an all-time low

    Teen smoking in Virginia at an all-time low
    The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced Friday that youth smoking rates in Virginia have plummeted to an all-time low. The percentage of high school students in Virginia who are regular...
  • Más bebés prematuros y defectos al nacer

    Las mujeres hispanas tienen más riesgo de tener nacimientos prematuros y dar a luz a un bebé con un defecto de nacimiento del tubo neural, según informe presentado a principios de mes por la Fundación March of Dimes. "Sabemos que las hispanas están en...
  • CDC: MERS patients in U.S. did not spread infection to close contacts

    CDC: MERS patients in U.S. did not spread infection to close contacts
    Neither of the two U.S. cases of MERS has spread the often fatal infection to family members or to U.S. healthcare workers who treated them in Indiana and Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. The first U.S. patient...
  • Tony Gwynn's death spotlights smokeless tobacco use by teen athletes

    Tony Gwynn's death spotlights smokeless tobacco use by teen athletes
    For the 20 years he was a major league player, Tony Gwynn said he tucked a dip of snuff on the right side of his mouth, between his cheek and gum. Because he used snuff, which is finely ground tobacco, it wasn't as readily apparent as it would have been...
  • Summer brings drowning dangers

    Summer brings drowning dangers
    The drownings of four young children in the Chicago area over the weekend were tragic reminders that the lure of the water, while a tempting antidote to the hot months to come, can bring danger to almost any setting. With summer upon us and temperatures...
  • Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature

    Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature
    When it comes to where people in the U.S. die, there has for years been a gap between what people want and what usually happens. Most Americans would rather die at home. But only one third actually do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly — sometimes even daily — with antibiotic-laced food and...