August 19, 20138192013
Health Tip: Foods That May Harbor Listeria
Listeria, a bacterium that may lead to a
form of food poisoning, is unusual in that it can thrive in the
cold temperatures of your refrigerator, the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services says.
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks
One-fifth of U.S.
neurologists are unaware of serious safety risks associated with
epilepsy drugs and are potentially risking the health of patients
who could be treated with safer medications, a new study
Autism May Be Overlooked in Young Latino Children
Latino children typically
are diagnosed with autism more than two years later than white
children, and new research suggests that language-appropriate
screenings and access to autism specialists are two big factors in
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing
Prompt and liberal use of
X-rays and CT scans is critical for assessing the injuries of blast
victims, concludes a researcher who reviewed the medical response
to the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.
U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC
About 300,000 Americans are
diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, which is about 10 times
higher than the number of cases reported each year to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new
More Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak
U.S. health officials are
continuing to search for the source of a nationwide stomach bug
outbreak as the number of cases has climbed to 586, with illnesses
reported in 20 states.