New listeria outbreak linked to Florida leaves one dead, 23 total infected

New listeria outbreak linked to Florida leaves one dead, 23 total infected

(NEW YORK) -- One person in Illinois died after being infected with listeria, in a new outbreak that has infected a total of 23 people across 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said all but one of those infected were hospitalized. Listeria is an illness…
Avoid food poisoning this Independence Day with these simple tips from the USDA

Avoid food poisoning this Independence Day with these simple tips from the USDA

(NEW YORK) -- With Independence Day approaching, and plenty of associated picnics and barbecues on the way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning of the dangers of foodborne illness and providing some helpful tips to keep people safe. Four easy steps can help you avoid food poisoning: clean, separate,…
FDA recommends COVID vaccines update for fall

FDA recommends COVID vaccines update for fall

(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it had advised COVID-19 vaccine companies to produce an updated vaccine for this fall, an aim to give people broader and stronger immunity in an upcoming booster campaign ahead of the winter. It’s the latest step in the FDA’s…
Baby neck floats could lead to severe injury, death: FDA

Baby neck floats could lead to severe injury, death: FDA

(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration issued a new alert this week, warning parents not to use baby neck floats on their children, particularly those with special needs, as part of a water therapy program because doing so could be fatal or lead to serious injury. "Neck floats are…