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May 2016

General Mills recall: 10 million pounds of flour for E. coli fear


Astounding as it may sound, but General Mills has recalled over 10 million pounds of flour in response to a 20-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened 38 people.

Source: General Mills recall: 10 million pounds of flour for E. coli fear

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Climate change puts B.C. at major risk of devastating flooding


A study of the lower mainland in British Columbia done by the Fraser Basin Council is the first of its kind to describe the damage estimates of a major flood event on the Fraser River or coastal flooding, putting the projected cost at $30 billion.

Source: Climate change puts B.C. at major risk of devastating flooding

Blood transfusions in India infect thousands with HIV


India has over 2.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Thousands of these cases are the result of receiving contaminated blood through transfusions.

Source: Blood transfusions in India infect thousands with HIV

Armchair Traveler: A castle that can only be accessed at low tide


While many travelers have heard of Mont St-Michel, the island commune in Normandy, France, most would be surprised to learn that England has its own version, St. Michael’s Mount, a small tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, UK.

Source: Armchair Traveler: A castle that can only be accessed at low tide

Electronic media has come between children and their parents


The sound of silence is the only thing heard in many households today. At the supper table and the living room, children are engrossed in the latest electronic media, or texting on their cell phones, oblivious to parents questions or demands.

Source: Electronic media has come between children and their parents

Health Canada proposal will allow sale of irradiated ground beef


Health Canada will propose changes to the Food and Drug Regulations next month that would allow the irradiation of packaged fresh and frozen ground beef for sale in Canada.

Source: Health Canada proposal will allow sale of irradiated ground beef

An old disease has reared its ugly head, and it’s spreading


Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disease once contained to areas around Aleppo and Damascus in Syria, has now been given new life thanks to the ongoing conflict in the region, reaching catastrophic proportions.

Source: An old disease has reared its ugly head, and it’s spreading

Craigslist junker selling for $700 turns out to be worth millions


You never know what you might find on the Internet today. Corvette lovers are still kicking themselves after discovering an old “junker” advertised on Craigslist five years ago for a paltry $700 was actually worth millions.

Source: Craigslist junker selling for $700 turns out to be worth millions

FDA approves first-ever implant to treat opioid addiction


Opioid abuse and addiction has taken a tremendous toll on Americans and our health care resources, but the FDA’s approval of a medication-emitting implant may be one answer to solving the problem.

Source: FDA approves first-ever implant to treat opioid addiction

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