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CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published on Thursday, the CDC said that from June 2018 to March 2019,…MORE

Listeria outbreak infects 175 people during peak tourist season in Spain

Listeria outbreak infects 175 people during peak tourist season in Spain

Spain’s health ministry has issued an international health warning over a listeria outbreak that has infected 175 people. The bacteria was detected in a processed meat product manufactured in the city of Seville, in the southern region of Andalucia, according to an alert published Tuesday. Listeria is a common bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection…MORE

Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links a lower risk of early death to higher levels of physical activity at any intensity in middle-aged and older people. Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting still, is not good for your health. Being sedentary for 9.5…MORE

Summer isn’t a break for kids or parents

Summer isn’t a break for kids or parents

As my son’s camp brochures told it, summer’s appeal remains as timeless as popsicles and dappled light. It’s the season of freedom; a time to commune with Mother Nature and our unfettered selves. Conveniently left out of these bucolic scenes were us, his parents, hollow-eyed and deflated from the Herculean effort it takes to get…MORE

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

The average American eats nearly 60 pounds of beef (27 kg) a year — roughly equal to a couple of hundred burgers. But for how much longer will the beef burger remain king? A new generation of burgers made with, “plant meat” is vying to topple the beef burger from its throne, transforming the beef…MORE

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

About this time every year, there are news reports about student athletes who collapse during practice while getting ready for a big game. Heat illness can lead to death and injury among athletes, and a new report examines why the risk could be rising. The report from Climate Central, a nonprofit science and news organization,…MORE

‘Crazy cat ladies’ are not a thing, study finds

‘Crazy cat ladies’ are not a thing, study finds

It’s the news cat owners have been waiting for: Owning lots of cats does not, in fact, mean you’re mad, sad or anxious. That’s according to researchers at UCLA, who analyzed more than 500 pet owners and found nothing to support the long-held “crazy cat lady” stereotype. The study, published in the journal Royal Society…MORE

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