Month: September 2017

Bad Flu Season in Australia has U.S. Officials Worried

Bad Flu Season in Australia has U.S. Officials Worried

Health officials in the United States are worried about the upcoming flu season after Australia suffered a particularly bad flu season involving severe H3N2 illnesses and poorly-performing shots.

/ September 29, 2017
Legionella Found in St. Patrick Hospital's Water Supply

Legionella Found in St. Patrick Hospital’s Water Supply

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has reported positive water tests for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, and reported that a patient may have contracted the illness.

/ September 29, 2017
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Nightlight Soothers Recalled Over Shock Risk to Children

A New York company is recalling about 130,000 children’s nightlights over an electric shock hazard that could cause serious injury or even death.

/ September 29, 2017
Dick's Recalls Exercise Bands Due to Injury Risk

Dick’s Recalls Exercise Bands Due to Injury Risk

DICK’S Sporting Goods recalled about 207,500 Fitness Gear resistance bands because they can break and injure a user.

/ September 28, 2017
Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
Ground Beef

H-E-B Recalls Beef in Texas Over Metal Contamination

The supermarket chain H-E-B is recalling ground beef sold at one of its stores in Bulverde, Texas, after it was found that the products may contain sharp metal objects, which could cause serious injury or even death if swallowed.

/ September 28, 2017
FDA Links Viberzi to Pancreatitis and Death Risk

FDA Links Viberzi to Pancreatitis and Death Risk

The FDA approved Viberzi in May 2015 for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome where diarrhea is the primary symptom. Since then, there have been at least 120 reports of pancreatitis or death.

/ September 27, 2017
Woman Almost Blinded by Exploding Pressure Cooker

Irish Woman Nearly Blinded by Pressure Cooker

A 25 year-old woman from Ireland is warning others of the dangers of pressure cooking after she was nearly blinded while making soup.

/ September 27, 2017
Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Sold at Food 4 Less, King Soopers Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Two regional grocery store chains owned by Kroger are recalling chicken salad sold at their deli counters after it was found to potentially contain Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ September 27, 2017
Saber Grill Recall

Saber LP Grills and Regulators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Saber Grills LLC, of Columbus, Ga., has recalled about 18,800 grills and 2,900 warranty parts and conversion kits in the U.S. due to the risk of a gas leak that could cause flame bursts, burn injuries, or a fire.

/ September 26, 2017