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  • NYC officials want high-sodium warning on menus

    NYC officials want high-sodium warning on menus
    NEW YORK — New York City could become the first city in the United States to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city's Health Department will propose...
  • Officials trace Illinois contacts of woman with rare TB

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is working to identify people who may have been in contact with a woman who has a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis. State health officials said Tuesday they are continuing to work with local...
  • Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

    Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats — a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses....
  • New York state's smoking rate hits record low

    The smoking rate in New York state has dropped to its lowest level since public health officials began tracking the number. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest decline on Monday, saying the smoking rate among high schoolers is 7.3 percent while the...
  • Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to sushi spreads to nine states

    Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to sushi spreads to nine states
    A salmonella outbreak possibly linked to raw tuna in sushi has sickened 31 people from Southern California and has spread to eight other states. The outbreak was traced to a specific strain of salmonella, paratyphi B, likely linked to sushi made from...
  • The danger of stuffing livestock with antibiotics

    The danger of stuffing livestock with antibiotics
    President Barack Obama recently directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias. The FDA will require animal producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use drugs to treat a specific...
  • Private lab says listeria found in Alabama-made Blue Bell

    Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant. Brent McRae, 75, of Florida, who had recently eaten Blue Bell's Cookies 'n Cream ice cream,...
  • Letter to the Editor: Bipartisan effort to curb 'superbugs'

    Letter to the Editor: Bipartisan effort to curb 'superbugs'
    Bipartisan effort to curb 'superbugs' As an encouraging bipartisan note, Congressman Danny Davis, D-Chicago, and my own congressman, Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, are at the forefront in Congress in addressing the critical shortage of antibiotics that can...
  • Appalachia gripped by Hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

    Appalachia gripped by Hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV
    Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm. He knew the odds; most of the addicts in the room probably had...
  • Anthrax: As many as 51 labs in 17 states, 3 countries, received live samples

    Anthrax: As many as 51 labs in 17 states, 3 countries, received live samples
    An Army testing facility in Utah mistakenly sent live anthrax samples without proper safeguards to as many as 51 commercial companies, academic institutions and federal laboratories, and that total is expected to increase, a widening Pentagon...
  • Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries

    Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries
    A widening Pentagon investigation found late Friday that an Army biodefense facility in Utah has been mistakenly sending out live deadly anthrax samples to at least two dozen private and military laboratories around the world for the last seven years....