December 9, 2011

E Coli Lurking

1 Control Yourself Around Raw Cookie Dough

Stop eating raw cookie dough, right now! The CDC has some words of warning for people who enjoy grabbing bites of unbaked cookie dough. According to the CDC, you shouldn't consume raw cookie dough, regardless of the source. The bottom line is that cookie dough should be baked, explains MSNBC. In a new report, CDC researchers say that raw, ready-to-bake cookie dough was responsible for illnesses of 77 people in 30 states in 2009. Thirty-five of those people had to be hospitalized after eating cookie dough contaminated with E coli bacteria. While researchers found E coli at the manufacturing plants where the cookie dough was produced, they still aren't sure of the exact source of the contamination, though flour is suspected. The report is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Dangers Eating Raw Cookie Dough, Why You Can't Eat Raw Cookie Dough, CDC Warns Cookie Dough, Stop Eating Cookie Dough, Source E Coli Infection, E Coli Bacteria, Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Prolongs Survival

2 Zometa Helps Women with Early Breast Cancer

A study out of the University of Vienna shows that women being treated for early stage breast cancer benefit from being treated with Zometa. The study followed 1800 premenopausal women over seven years, all of whom had surgery and hormone-blocking therapy. Death rates were reduced by 37 percent in the half that received Zometa, translating into a four to five percent increase in the seven-year survival rate. Since women were treated biannually for three years, researchers concluded that the effects of the intravenous bisphosphonate last for a long time after treatment. Zometa strengthens the bones, making it harder for the breast cancer to spread to bone and is used in women with metastatic breast cancer. In 2008, the same study showed that Zometa reduced the risk of recurrence.

More at Yahoo! AP | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Two New Drugs in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Tags: Bisphosphonates, Breast Cancer, Cancer Treatment, Metastasis, Zometa, University of Vienna

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