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January 2009 Archive

Published on Jan 21, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
foodborne illness bacteria

Ever had food poisoning? Believe me, it's not fun. The number of people who've been affected by the recent peanut butter salmonella outbreak keep getting bigger. Foodborne ailments are responsible for about 325,000 hospitalizations a year, so preventing their spread has become a top priority for health officials and consumers. You can begin protecting yourself from food poisoning at the grocery store with these simple steps.

Published on Jan 16, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Vicks VapoRub unsafe for young children

The findings of a new study indicate that the popular cold remedy Vicks VapoRub is not safe for young children. Researchers at Wake Forest University say that the product may cause airway inflammation that can restrict breathing in infants and toddlers.

Published on Jan 14, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Stork recalls over one million cribs

The second major crib recall in less than a week has been announced. Stork Craft Manufacturing is recalling over one million of their cribs because they pose a suffocation threat to children.

Published on Jan 09, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
peanut butter salmonella scare

A salmonella outbreak has sickened over 350 people in more than 42 states, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced. The CDC is working with state health officials to determine the source of the outbreak, which has been caused by a strain of salmonella called Typhimurium.

Published on Jan 08, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Jardine crib recall is expanded

Jardine Enterprises and federal safety regulators have announced the expansion of a crib recall that was issued in June. Faulty wooden slats and spindles on the cribs can break, potentially entrapping and strangling infants.

Published on Jan 02, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Ignition locks mandatory for some drunk drivers

A new law designed to decrease drunk driving accidents took effect in six states this week. Ignition locks will be installed in the cars of convicted drunk drivers, preventing the engine from starting until drivers blow into the detector with a blood alcohol content lower than .08 percent.

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