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Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states

A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say the likely source of the outbreak is Caito Foods LLC in Illinois, but the investigation is ongoing. On April 12, Caito voluntarily recalled…MORE

Restaurant servers don’t know much about food allergies, study finds

When eating out, people with food allergies often have to trust their servers for information on what is safe to eat. But most restaurant staff have limited knowledge about allergies, according to new research. An international research team tested the food allergy knowledge of 295 restaurant staff members in 15 randomly selected districts of Düsseldorf,…MORE

Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers. On Wednesday, the United Nations’ public health agency released its first guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep for children under 5. The…MORE

Lego releases Braille bricks to teach blind and visually impaired children

Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a “playful and engaging way.” Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play. The bricks, which will launch fully in 2020,…MORE

E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states

At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 of them have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. There have been no fatalities. The cases include…MORE

Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps. The initial lawsuit, alleging violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act…MORE

Former pharmaceutical company execs hit with drug trafficking charges

Two former executives of a pharmaceutical distributor company are facing criminal drug trafficking charges on accusations of illegally distributing opioids and conspiring to defraud the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the first time distributors have been criminally charged with these crimes. Federal prosecutors say that between 2012 and 2017, the Rochester Drug Co-Operative, which buys medicines…MORE