Health

Doctors warn of “severe lung injuries” possibly linked to vaping

(ABC News) — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is asking health care providers to be on alert for lung diseases related to vaping and e-cigarette use among young adults after a Minnesota hospital reported several “severe” cases. Children’s Minnesota hospital has reported four cases of “severe lung injury” in the Minneapolis area that it says are similar to cases…

Cases of the measles nationwide continues growing

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —The measles outbreak in the United States is showing no signs of letting up. As of Friday, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the number of cases has now reached 1,182. While we had been seeing an increase in cases being reported this year, that latest number is still  an increase with an average…

‘Top Taste Food’ Pork, Dumpling products recalled

Brooklyn, NY (WOLO) — The Top Taste Food Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY.  has recalled an undetermined amount of pork and chicken dumpling products the according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says were made, packaged, and sent out without a USDA inspection and according to officials, used the mark of inspection without authorization. The…

Disney, Eddie Bauer recalls baby inclined sleepers over safety concerns

(Image: U.S. Product Safety Commission) COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO) –Eddie Bauer is recalling 24 thousand of their Disney and Eddie Bauer sleepers. The U.S. Product Safety Commission says the popular baby product was recalled after infant deaths were reported during use of similar products. According to (USPSC),  Infant fatalities have been reported while using other inclined sleep products, after the infants  they…

More than 53 thousand pounds of frozen meatballs recalled

(Photo: USDA) WASHINGTON, DC (WOLO) —  Home Market Foods, Inc., a Norwood, Mass. company says they are recalling around 53,217 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef and pork meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says the products contain milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on…

Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency

(ABC NEWS) — The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo an international emergency. An emergency committee of experts convened by the WHO, the global health arm of the United Nations, recommended the declaration after meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to reassess whether the current epidemic constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern,” a…