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  • Three Day Cares Closed After Cases Of E. Coli Illness Confirmed In Kittitas County

    Three Day Cares Closed After Cases Of E. Coli Illness Confirmed In Kittitas County
    Three day care facilities in Kittitas County are shut down for now after an E. coli outbreak. There are eight confirmed cases and six more suspected cases. The outbreak didn't originate at any of the day care facilities. But, at least two of the cases...
  • 66,000 Pounds of Buffalo Meat Recalled

    66,000 Pounds of Buffalo Meat Recalled
    DENVER -- 66,000 pounds of buffalo meat from a Colorado meat packer may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Five cases of E. coli O157:H7...
  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Stigma is a very real problem for people who have a mental illness. Based on stereotypes, stigma is a negative judgment related to a personal trait—in this case, having a mental health condition. It was once a common perception that having a mental...
  • Mental Health 911

    Mental Health 911
    Mental health illnesses are far more prevalent than most people know. In fact, the National Institute for Mental Health estimates one in four Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. That translates to more...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Salsa And Guacamole Blamed For Food Poisoning

    Salsa And Guacamole Blamed For Food Poisoning
    ATLANTA -- Guacamole and salsa are being blamed for one in 25 identified outbreaks of food poisoning in restaurants The dishes were blamed for one in 25 identified outbreaks of food poisoning at restaurants between 1998 and 2008--more than twice the rate...
  • Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?

    Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?
    No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that. In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
  • Dipping a chip may be risky

    Dipping a chip may be risky
    Researchers with the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention or CDC found guacamole or salsa or both responsible for outbreaks in one in 25 restaurants over a ten year period. The main bacteria found included salmonella. Dr. Davis Cracroft with...
  • First Case Of West Nile In Louisiana Confirmed For 2010

    First Case Of West Nile In Louisiana Confirmed For 2010
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways:...