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  • UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

    June 24, 2017 5:28 PM 9

    The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," with an average of 5,000 new cases every

  • USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef: USDA

    June 23, 2017 8:25 PM 15

    CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef. Violations at a number of Brazilian meat plants indicate a system-wide problem in the sector, Carmen

  • Saudi crown prince donates $66 million to fight Yemen cholera epidemic

    June 23, 2017 7:08 PM 23

    DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster. The donation by Prince Mohammed bin Salman went to the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization (WHO), as requested by the organizations

  • Doctors and patient advocates are slamming the Senate Republicans' healthcare plan

    June 23, 2017 12:45 AM 11

    The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Hospital Association, are critical of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 66,000 pediatricians, opposed the BCRA, especially because it was left out of the conversation around

  • FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

    June 22, 2017 9:49 PM 10

    U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The Roche Group's Rituxan, on the market for 20 years, is administered in a hospital or clinic through an intravenous drip that can take several hours. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Swiss drugmaker's new version

  • Senate GOP bill would gut critical public health funding this fall

    June 22, 2017 8:07 PM 11

    The health-care bill that Senate Republicans released Thursday would eliminate critical funds for core public health programs that make up about 12 percent of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The money supports programs to prevent bioterrorism and disease outbreaks, as well as to provide immunizations and screenings for cancer

  • South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Mpumalanga: OIE

    June 22, 2017 3:36 PM 15

    PARIS South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga province, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the South African farm ministry. Some 5,000 birds died of the highly contagious disease and the remainder at the 24,000-birds farm was in the process

  • Hummus recalled from Walmart, others for risk of Listeria

    June 22, 2017 5:00 AM 27

    FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found

  • Reminder: A Win For A Woman Doesn't Always Mean A Win For Women

    June 21, 2017 6:39 PM 13

    Having more women in Congress is great, but Karen Handel isn't pro-women. clear is that Trump Jr. is frustrated that Handel is not being celebrated as a feminist glass-ceiling breaker simply for being a woman. “Now, in general, if the woman you dislike is not actively making your life worse, it’s probably best to reserve judgment,” Wright wrote. “But if women

  • Jamie Lynn Spears Thanked Her Daughter's First Responders In The Sweetest Way

    June 21, 2017 5:05 PM 17

    Maddie was seriously hurt in an ATV accident. Thankfully, the little girl recovered and left Children’s Hospital in New Orleans with a big smile on her face. Now her family is paying tribute to the people who helped save her life. On Monday, Spears posted a photo of Maddie at her 9th birthday party with some special guests ― two first responders who aided