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Bezlotoxumab supported by FDA Committee to Prevent Return of CDI

Bezlotoxumab supported by FDA Committee to Prevent Return of CDI

Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today voted in favor of a recommended injection manufactured by Merck & Company, Inc to avoid the reoccurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients with the age of 18 years or more. The bezlotoxumab injection was given support through a vote of 10 to 5, with one non-participation.

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Cigarette smoking among high-school students at all time low, but rise in e-cigarette use: CDC

Cigarette smoking among high-school students at all time low, but rise in e-cigarette use: CDC

A nation-wide survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled good news that smoking among high school students is at all time low. On the other hand, use of e-cigarettes has increased.

The assessment based on more than 15,000 high school students has found that little more than one in 10 high school students smoked in 2015. Other good things in the report include percentage of premarital sex is down and so has declined soda consumption and illegal use of prescription drugs.

General Mills Recalls Flour Over E. Coli Contamination fears

General Mills Recalls Flour Over E. Coli Contamination fears

General Mills issued a recall for 10 million pounds of its flour across 20 states on May 31, 2016, over the possibility of the product containing E. coli strains. The flour that has been recalled was primarily produced at the Kansas City facility of the company in Missouri. The recalled flour entails Gold Medal Flour, Gold Medal Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Flour, packed in various sizes and variants.

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Children suffering concussion more likely to be diagnosed in pediatrician's office than emergency room

Children suffering concussion more likely to be diagnosed in pediatrician's office than emergency room

A new study suggested that many children who suffered concussion remain unnoticed as they diagnosed in the office of pediatricians than in an emergency room. As per the study, the present concussion statistics could be largely underreported, since just the kids diagnosed in the ER are included in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s counts.

General Mills recalling Various Flour Batches over E. coli Concern

General Mills recalling Various Flour Batches over E. coli Concern

In an announcement made on Tuesday, General Mills said that the company has initiated recall of some batches of its flour over a possible association with E. coli Outbreak. The company has announced that batches of Gold Medal Wondra, Gold Medal and Signature flours have been recalled in the latest round of recall.

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Trevor Mills defines CWD at Harrison Rotary Club weekly meeting

Trevor Mills defines CWD at Harrison Rotary Club weekly meeting

On May 19, at the Harrison Rotary Club weekly meeting, members hosted a program regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and its impact on Arkansas’ deer and elk population. Trevor Mills with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) addressed the programme.

In the beginning of the presentation, Mills defined CWD. Mills said that CWD is a neurological disease spotted in deer, elk, moose and other animals that belong to the deer family, and affects the brain and nervous system.

CDC and NBC organize Twitter chat to share latest tips on pool safety

CDC and NBC organize Twitter chat to share latest tips on pool safety

Honoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, some special guests co-hosted a Twitter chat along with the CDC and shared some tips on pool safety. The CDC was joined by NBC News Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar and NBC News Health.

For the event, the CDC did an in-depth analysis of data that belonged to the five states with the maximum number of public pools and hot tubs, including California, Florida, New York, Arizona and Texas.

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Researchers aim to treat root cause of ulcerative colitis using FMT

Researchers aim to treat root cause of ulcerative colitis using FMT

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could prove as an effective treatment for people suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC). Traditional UC treatment includes steroid or anti-inflammatories. But one in four patients was resistant or intolerant to this treatment.

Generally, FMT is meant to address Clostridium difficile infection. With the new treatment, participants reported that their symptoms vanished. Endoscopic examination was carried out that unveiled that patients’ digestive tract improved, without the use of steroids.

Check inspection records before using public pools owing to serious health hazards: CDC

Check inspection records before using public pools owing to serious health hazards: CDC

US officials warned that certain public pools may pose a serious health hazard. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday has unveiled that thousands of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds are closed because of serious health and safety violations.

Health and Safety Standards Breached By Most Pool Facilities: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued data regarding the level of dirtiness prevailing in the public pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, before the onset of summer. The report has urged people check pool safety and cleanliness record before using it. The agency conducted an investigation on 48,632 public pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds and other places with swimming facilities in treated water. The outcome was shocking and disgusting.

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