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Peanut allergy treatment in sight

Peanut allergy treatment in sight By comparison, only 4 percent of the remaining participants in a placebo group could tolerate that amount. But the fact that a majority of the AR101 group was able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts without symptoms is tremendously encouraging, experts say. [Full Article...]

Canadian officials approaching romaine lettuce warning differently than U.S.

Canadian officials approaching romaine lettuce warning differently than U.S. There have been 18 confirmed cases of E. coli in the two provinces within the last month: three in Ontario, and 15 in Quebec. Typical symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Pinpointing the exact cause of the outbreak can be hard because public health officials often have to search for similarities in places those who fall ill have visited or what they've eaten. [Full Article...]

Chickenpox Outbreak Threatens School Where 110 Out of 152 Students Are Unvaccinated

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that as of Friday, 36 children have contracted chickenpox at the Asheville Waldorf School. The school has one of the state's highest rates of religious exemption, allowing students to skip vaccination. [Full Article...]

FDA warns against honey-filled pacifiers after babies hospitalized with botulism

FDA warns against honey-filled pacifiers after babies hospitalized with botulism Botulism is a serious illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body's nerves and can cause difficulty breathing, paralysis and even death. Now, DSHS officials are asking all health care providers to look out for cases of infant botulism and to remind parents to not let babies eat honey. [Full Article...]

Anti-Vaccination Parents Reliant on False, Limited Information

Anti-Vaccination Parents Reliant on False, Limited Information Almost 40 percent of parents say they make their decision based on what they read or hear. Parents who opted for the flu vaccine for their child were more likely to have been influenced by a recommendation from a health care provider. Parents who declined to get their kids the flu shot quoted on average seven more "sources" supporting why they question the shot's effectiveness. She said the to... [Full Article...]

CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately

CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately The warning includes all types of romaine lettuce and any salad mix that contains romaine lettuce. A map from the CDC shows the distribution of people infected with the outbreak strain of E. CDC is advising that consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce because no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified. [Full Article...]

Pfizer to hike prices of 41 prescription drugs next year

Pfizer to hike prices of 41 prescription drugs next year America's biggest drug manufacturer announced Friday it would increase prices on 10 percent of its prescriptions in January, Bloomberg reports . The pharmacy giant indicated in a release that the increase for most of the affected drugs would be 5 percent, though three products will see a 3 percent rise, and one will climb 9 percent due "to the completion of two extensive development program... [Full Article...]

Sucking your babys pacifier may benefit their health

Sucking your babys pacifier may benefit their health The same suppression was not seen in children whose mothers reported cleaning pacifiers by other methods. That's according to a new study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, from the Henry Ford Health System in MI. Uncertainty over causation is why Abou-Jaoude isn't recommending that parents start sucking on their children's pacifiers just yet. The findings are compatible with those from... [Full Article...]


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