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Fed Raises Standards on Nursing Homes, One-Third Receive Low Ratings – Headlines & Global News

Fed Raises Standards on Nursing Homes, One-Third Receive Low Ratings – Headlines & Global News

Fed Raises Standards on Nursing Homes, One-Third Receive Low Ratings By Julie S julie.s@hngn.com | Feb 21, 2015 10:15 AM EST Federal officials raised the standards used in nursing homes on Friday, resulting in a […]

UCLA Superbug Patient to Sue Maker of Contaminated Endoscopes – PerfScience

On Friday, the lawyer of an 18-year-old student, who was hospitalized during UCLA’s “superbug” outbreak, has said that the teen has decided to sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments that has led to the spread of six other infections and two deaths. In the time span between last October and January, contaminated endoscopes, […]

Coke May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds – The Utah People’s Post

Coke May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds – The Utah People’s Post

Public health researchers found that daily soda consumption may be linked to an increased risk of developing cancer due to an artificial caramel coloring used in many soft drinks such as coke and other dark-colored sweetened beverages. Researchers explained that the coloring contains 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a potentially carcinogenic byproduct that may boost the odds of […]

Cholesterol is back on the menu in new federal dietary guidelines – Los Angeles Times

Go ahead and make that omelet. A new draft of the federal government’s healthy eating guidelines is poised to scramble some long-standing advice on cholesterol-rich foods. Nutrition and public health experts advising the federal government recommended Thursday that cholesterol no longer be labeled a “nutrient of concern” — a designation that for decades has prompted […]

UCLA superbug: Outbreak ‘not a threat to public health,’ officials say – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County health officials are attempting to assuage the public’s fears surrounding a deadly outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, saying the episode is “not a threat to public health.” The hospital disclosed Wednesday that a superbug tied to tainted medical scopes had infected seven people and exposed 179 others. […]

Malaria in Widening Area Resists Drug, Study Finds – CNBC

”The pace at which the geographical extent of artemisinin resistance is spreading is faster than the rate at which control and elimination measures are being developed and instituted, or new drugs being introduced,” the authors of The Lancet article wrote. ”A vigorous international effort to contain this enormous threat is needed.” There […]

WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test – Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by U.S. firm Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard test but is easy […]

Type 2 Diabetes patients should exercise after dinner – SeniorJournal.com

About Diabetes (MedlinePlus) Diabetes expected to increase in U.S. due to booming population of senior citizens Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is […]

Gov’t panel urges ‘plant-based’ diet, taxes on sweets – Fox News

The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.  The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and […]

2 deaths possibly linked to ‘superbug’ at UCLA hospital after 7 infected, 179 … – Fox News

UCLA reported Wednesday that nearly 180 patients were exposed to a potentially deadly “superbug” on contaminated medical instruments that infected seven patients and may have contributed to two deaths.  A total of 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to antibiotic-resistant carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, during endoscopic procedures between October and January, […]