Seychelles: Health Authorities Carry Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign – AllAfrica.com

By Patsy Athanase and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria, Seychelles — The Seychelles’ Ministry of Health on Friday began a vaccination campaign against yellow fever, a response to an epidemic in mainland Africa, says a top official. The campaign will last for three months. An estimated 55,000 Seychellois — a little over half of the Seychelles’ population […]

Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Roanoke Times

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:22 pm Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe By Ali Rockett Richmond Times-Dispatch roanoke.com Virginia Department of Health offices say a cluster of hepatitis A cases may be associated with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia. Testing linked the illnesses […]

Why we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

McDonald’s briefly offered Step-it Activity Bands in Happy Meals. They were discontinued after reports that they irritated children’s skin. (Ian Hardy/MobileSyrup.com) McDonald’s plan to get children active by providing them with fitness trackers ended almost as quickly as it started. The fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after “limited” reports surfaced […]

Good match not always needed for living donor kidney transplant – Fox News

Transplanting a mismatched kidney from a living donor may lower the risk of death more than not doing a transplant at all, according to a new study that could open the door to more operations. A long-term study found that transplant recipients whose immune systems were technically incompatible to the donated kidney – because […]

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

These “formulations” include (among so many other things) breakfast cereals, instant soup, soft drinks, and frozen meals. Using data from more than 9,000 people who participated in a nationally representative survey, the researchers found that 57.9 percent of people’s calorie intake, on average, came from ultra-processed foods. Minimally processed or unprocessed foods—meat, plants, eggs, pasta, […]

Brazil Adjusts Guidelines for Diagnosing Defect Linked to Zika – New York Times

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Pistachios Recalled Over Multistate Salmonella Outbreak – ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people not to eat pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios as they have been linked to a multistate salmonella outbreak, a statement says. There have been 11 cases across nine states, including two people hospitalized, according to the CDC. There have been no deaths reported. Cases […]

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

WSJElizabeth Holmes defends herself and her company Theranos at WSJLive 2015 See Also Evidence that Theranos may have returned potentially faulty results to patients have been documented in a government investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing people familiar with the documents, The Journal’s John Carreyou and Christopher Weaver report that the blood-testing company gave results even though […]