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What is botulism, and how does it kill?

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:02:06 GMT
1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce

One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:02:31 GMT
Home-canned potatoes to blame for botulism outbreak

Local and state health officials say potato salad made with home-canned potatoes is to blame for the more than 20 cases of botulism in Lancaster, Ohio, last week. All of those who are sick ate at a potluck dinner at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church on April 19.

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:40:42 GMT
Botulism outbreak suspected at federal prison

Botulism is believed to be the cause of an outbreak of severe illness that has affected 20 inmates at a federal prison in Mississippi, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday. More than a dozen inmates remain hospitalized. Test results for the toxin are pending. Investigators believe the inmates became ill as a result of drinking homemade alcohol.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:46:30 GMT
They tried for 17 years to have a baby. Now they have sextuplets

Sextuplets are very rare. Nearly four million babies were born in the US. The number of quintuplets or higher? Only 24.

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:03:35 GMT
Girl grabbed by sea lion is getting meds to avoid disease

The girl pulled in the harbor by a sea lion in a heart-stopping viral video is on antibiotics to avoid contracting a dangerous bacterial disease from the sea lion's mouth.

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:38:29 GMT
Nathan's and Curtis beef franks recalled

If you plan to grill out this holiday weekend, be sure to check your hotdogs to make sure they are not on the recall list. Nathan's and Curtis Beef franks are impacted.

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:08:08 GMT
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease in the US have risen by 55%, says CDC

The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:59:53 GMT
Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma

Lesley McSpadden told CNN she felt her son's presence while she worked toward her degree. "I know that he's been my angel through this all and I know that he's proud of me."

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:19:45 GMT
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