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The FDA Now Warns Against Using More Than 100 Hand Sanitizers

The FDA Now Warns Against Using More Than 100 Hand Sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now warning against more than 100 potentially dangerous hand sanitizers. Since June, the agency has been expanding its list of hand sanitizers that may be contaminated with deadly methanol alcohol. But on Friday, the FDA announced a new problem. While some hand sanitizers contain the wrong kind of […]

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    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

    If you’re hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow, be sure to leave romaine lettuce off the menu! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning everyone to avoid the classic salad green until investigators can pinpoint the exact source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 […]

    Ticks and Mosquitoes Bringing More Diseases—What Can We Do?

    Ticks and Mosquitoes Bringing More Diseases—What Can We Do?

    By Joyce Sakamoto and Shelley Whitehead Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame. Mosquitoes, long spreaders of malaria and yellow fever, have more recently spread dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses, and […]

    CDC Official Warns Warmer Earth Means More Insect-Borne Diseases

    CDC Official Warns Warmer Earth Means More Insect-Borne Diseases

    The number of diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the U.S. from 2004 through 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 640,000 cases were reported during those 13 years. There were more than 96,000 cases in 2016, a […]

    4 Food Safety Issues to Watch in 2018

    4 Food Safety Issues to Watch in 2018

    By Sandra Eskin Three days before 2018 arrived, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they were investigating a foodborne E. coli outbreak that ultimately resulted in one death and sickened at least 25 people in 15 states. “Leafy greens” were identified as the likely source, but the Food and Drug […]

    Only 9% of U.S. Adults Eat Enough Vegetables

    Only 9% of U.S. Adults Eat Enough Vegetables

    By Dan Nosowitz On the heels of our country’s very own secular harvest festival, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released new data indicating just how few people are actually regularly eating the fruits of the harvest. The CDC regularly publishes data on the health of the country, and, appropriately for the season, last week’s […]

    Al Gore: Climate Changes Health

    Al Gore: Climate Changes Health

    Today we face a challenging political climate, but the climate crisis shouldn’t be political. It is not only the greatest existential crisis we face: it is also causing a global health emergency, where the stakes are life and death. Because of the urgency of these threats, several partners and I are hosting a Climate & […]