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Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

A Chicago company is recalling about 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef that was shipped to nine states, federal health officials said. The beef is being recalled due to possible contamination with thin pliable plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. Two customers complained of finding the foreign matter…MORE

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago. The patient flew from Wuhan to Chicago on…MORE

Michigan pediatric healthcare employee with TB worked for months, officials say

Michigan pediatric healthcare employee with TB worked for months, officials say

A pediatric healthcare worker in Michigan was ill with tuberculosis and didn’t know it while working in several locations over nine months, the state’s health department said. The worker was recently diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, and the department is working with medical groups to find out whether patients who were in close contact with the…MORE

CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Wuhan coronavirus

CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Wuhan coronavirus

Advisers to the CDC say a lack of data from China about the Wuhan coronavirus is curtailing international efforts to quell the outbreak. While the advisers commended the Chinese researchers for mapping the virus’s genome in just a few weeks, they said there’s a glaring lack of basic epidemiological evidence about who’s getting infected with…MORE

Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The Wuhan coronavirus does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. “Make no mistake. This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. “It may yet become one.” The announcement came shortly…MORE

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

A new report by the US surgeon general points to tobacco smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States — and notes that smoking cessation is beneficial at any age. Yet about two-fifths of smokers are not routinely told by their physicians to stop smoking, US Surgeon General…MORE

Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Transgender youth have a much greater risk of suicide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if they have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new study finds. The study, the first of…MORE