France Grapples with Yersinia Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk Goat’s Cheese

France Grapples with Yersinia Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk Goat’s Cheese

In France, an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 2, serotype O:9 linked to raw milk goat’s cheese has affected more than 130 people. The outbreak centered around the Etoile de Provence Banon AOP 100-gram cheese…

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EU Report Highlights Fraud and Non-Compliance in Food Sector

EU Report Highlights Fraud and Non-Compliance in Food Sector

The latest report on potential fraud and non-compliance identified by EU member states highlights issues with mineral water treatment, traceability problems, and olive oil quality. The number of fraud alerts declined in May to 281,…

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FDA Revokes Approval of Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) in Food Products

FDA Revokes Approval of Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) in Food Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to revoke permission for the use of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in food products. This revocation will take effect on August 2, with a compliance date set…

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Managing Risks of Extreme Heat—Protecting Lives with Awareness and Prompt Action

Managing Risks of Extreme Heat—Protecting Lives with Awareness and Prompt Action

Extreme heat poses significant risks to human health, affecting nearly every organ system. According to Craig Crandall, a professor at UT Southwestern, temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit coupled with high humidity can disrupt the body’s…

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Study Investigates GLP-1 Agonists and Cancer Risk Reduction in Obesity

Study Investigates GLP-1 Agonists and Cancer Risk Reduction in Obesity

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers investigated whether GLP-1 agonist drugs, known for their weight-loss effects, could lower the risk of developing obesity-related cancers. GLP-1 agonists mimic a hormone that signals…

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Impact of Post-Dobbs Abortion Regulations on Mental Health: Insights from a 2024 Study

Impact of Post-Dobbs Abortion Regulations on Mental Health: Insights from a 2024 Study

In July 2024, a study published in Science Advances revealed that states implementing stricter abortion regulations following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision experienced heightened levels of mental distress among their residents, particularly impacting…

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