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Lisa Dennis of Regent Square selects a head of green lettuce from the vegetable shelves at the East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Due to a recent consumer alert regarding a multi state E.Coli outbreak the Co-op has replaced their fresh and bagged romaine lettuce with blue signs reading, "The CDC has issued a Consumer Alert for romaine lettuce due to a multi state E.Coli outbreak." (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in...
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November 19, 2018 - 7:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast,...
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November 19, 2018 - 6:18 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Campaigners are urging governments and businesses to invest more to improve sanitation in poor countries facing a dangerous shortage of toilets. The toilet crisis is severe in parts of Africa and Asia battling extreme poverty. To mark World Toilet Day Monday, the group...
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Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 10:15 am
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory issued on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for residents of the East Bank of New Orleans. At approximately 6:42 a.m. Saturday, water pressure levels...
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Don Ames
November 17, 2018 - 7:55 am
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans issued a precautionary boil water advisory Saturday morning for the entire East Bank of New Orleans. An existing boil water advisory for the Lower 9th Ward remains in effect. Residents in the affected area are advised not to consume tap water until...
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November 16, 2018 - 11:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical...
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This image provided by Hormel Foods Corporation shows the production code information on the side of the sleeve of Jennie-O-Turkey that is being recalled. Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. Regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of raw, ground turkey and were shipped to retailers nationwide. Regulators say the product should be thrown away and not eaten. (Hormel Foods Corporation via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has...
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November 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code. The indictment alleges the...
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Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar...
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In this file photo from Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, gestures as he sits in the Batmobile after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco. On the five-year anniversary of then-5-year-old Miles Scott capturing the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as Batkid, his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last, the fifth-grader is thriving. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)
November 15, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving. On the five-year anniversary of the day that then-5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as "Batkid" — his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last — the...
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