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Ground bison meat responsible for E. coli outbreak in 7 states: CDC
USFDA (ATLANTA) -- Ground bison meat has been linked to an E. coli outbreak in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Twenty-one people in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been infected with the E. coli O103 and O121 strains.Eight of those people were hospitalized, but no deaths or cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, have been reported.Interviews with the infected people determined that the source was likely meat produced on Feb. 22 and April 30 by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc., in Quebec, Canada, which was...
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Child gun deaths lower in states with stricter gun laws
Kameleon007/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Children living in states with stricter gun laws have fewer gun-related deaths, according to a new study in Pediatrics. This was the first study to look at gun laws exclusively in relation to child deaths and it reveals an important association between the two.“More than 10 children die from firearms every day, and another 50 are injured by firearms daily,” Dr. Monika Goyal, lead study author and an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, told ABC News. “This work is further contributing to the growing evidence that firearm legislation can be effective at reducing injury...
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Pita Pal Foods hummus products recalled over possible Listeria contamination
TheCrimsonMonkey/iStock (HOUSTON) -- A Houston-based hummus company has recalled nearly 100 products over concerns of a possible Listeria contamination, the company announced.Pita Pal Foods LP issued the voluntary recall on products made between May 30, 2019, and June 25, 2019, after the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found at one of the company's manufacturing facilities during a Food and Drug Administration inspection, according to a company statement issued Monday.The Listeria monocytogenes was not found in any of the finished products, the company said.The bacteria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that can lead to death, according to the Centers for Disease...
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Cow cuddling is a thing and it costs $75 an hour
Mountain Horse Farm (NAPLES, N.Y.) -- If you love to connect with canines, you'll probably also enjoy cuddling with cows.The practice is fairly common in the Netherlands but far less so in the U.S.Mountain Horse Farm, a bed and breakfast in upstate New York, may be the only place in the nation to bear hug bovine.Owner Suzanne Vullers told Good Morning America that the inn has offered cow cuddling since soon after the cows arrived last spring.The Naples, N.Y., farm has long offered horse therapy for its guests, but she only became aware of the similar therapeutic benefits of cows...
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Why knowing the type of car windows you have could save your life
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- This summer as you hit the road, you might want to check out your car windows. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is out with a new report that says just knowing the type of windows you have in your car could save your life. There are two main types of glass in a car: laminated and tempered glass.Tempered glass fractures into small, less dangerous pieces in hopes of preventing serious injuries from sharp edges. Laminated glass is two or more panes of glass that are joined together by a layer of plastic and is harder...
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Eating sugar will actually make you want to eat more sugar
HandmadePictures/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Sugar is addicting -- and science definitely agrees.That's why decreasing your sugar intake or quitting it altogether can be very difficult. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, says sugar can be found in much of what we eat. Although it makes those products taste good, they can increase your sugar intake above recommended amounts. "Read those labels," Ashton said. "Turn everything that comes out of a package around and look at the sugar content."According to the World Health Organization, women should have 25 grams of sugar a day and men should have 37 grams...
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New York woman who turns 114 continues to inspire
Courtesy Visiting Nurse Service of New York (NEW YORK) -- Alelia Murphy just made history.On July 6, while wearing a long, elegant yellow dress, white gloves and a tiara, she celebrated her 114th birthday, becoming the oldest living person in the United States.Her historic accomplishment was celebrated alongside her family and friends and was verified by the Gerontology Research Group, a database that records the oldest humans in the world. Murphy had a simple piece of advice when asked the secret to living a long life."Treat people right," she said.Her family said that, most of all, Murphy has loved spending...
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Flushing drugs down the toilet could lead to 'meth-gators,' Tennessee police department warns
iStock (LORETTO, Tenn.) -- Police in Tennessee are warning residents against flushing drugs down the toilet in the event of a potential drug bust, saying that animals could ingest the substances and wreak havoc on the community.When officers from the Loretto Police Department went to serve a search warrant on Saturday, they found the suspect, Andy Perry, allegedly attempting to flush meth and several pieces of drug paraphernalia down the toilet, according to police."He was unsuccessful," police said, adding that 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth and the paraphernalia were seized.Police are advising those in possession of drugs from flushing...
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HIV, AIDS-related deaths down since 2010, but more work needed: UNAIDS
LOVE_LIFE/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says Tuesday that while progress in reduconing the spread of HIV/AIDS and increasing access to treatment continues, the improvements have come more slowly than in past years.A new report, released this week, shows mixed results. Some countries, the organization says, are making impressive gains in the fight against AIDS, while others are seeing new increases in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths."We urgently need increased political leadership to end AIDS," UNAIDS Executive Director Gunilla Carlsson said in a press release. "Ending AIDS is possible if we focus...
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Sisters read live on Facebook so kids have a bedtime story to listen to
@ZariaxHailey/Instagram (NEW YORK) -- Got books? These girls sure do.Sisters Zaria, 13, and Hailey Willard, 8, from Dover, Delaware, are sharing their love for books with kids across the globe by hosting a live bedtime story session every night on social media.The two share on their Facebook page, "We are already reading each night but we thought it may be beneficial for children who won't get that luxury." "Sunday we go to the library and pick out books for the week," 13-year-old Zaria told ABC News' Good Morning America. "We pick books with characters who look like us, because not...
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USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup
(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) delivered a history-making performance at this year's World Cup, and now we know more about a new training tool that helped the soccer stars dominate.USWNT coaches for the first time in the team's World Cup history tracked players' menstrual cycles and symptoms and instituted practices to help players perform their best."I feel like it's one of many strategies that we deployed that helped us win," Dawn Scott, high performance coach for both the USWNT and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), told "Good Morning America." "I feel like...
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Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people'
Mike Marsland/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- Four-time Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran is opening up about his struggle with social anxiety."I don't like large groups of people, which is ironic given I play to thousands," Sheeran said in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God for Sheeran's YouTube channel.Sheeran also said that he believes his anxiety has come along with his success.Sheeran has sold over 150 million albums but has closed himself off from many of his old friends, he shared. What has brought some stability to his life is marrying his childhood sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn.The couple tied the knot in December and...
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