A summary of important health news from the past week.
E. coli outbreak: Throw out recalled soy nut butter, CDC urges
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported new E. coli cases related to recalled soy nut butter. Six new cases were recently reported, bringing the total number of cases to 29 across 12 states. The CDC warns individuals to immediately throw these products away.
New MS Drug Ocrevus Wins FDA Approval
Last Tuesday, the FDA approved a new drug, Ocrevus, to treat multiple sclerosis. The drug gained approval for treating the type of MS characterized by relapses and remissions, but there is still no FDA approved treatment for the gradually worsening symptoms seen in primary progressive MS.
Mylan NV, the generic drug maker who partners with EpiPen has expanded their recall on allergy shots after two reports of drug failure. The recall is now in effect in Europe, Asia, and both North and South America and includes over 81,000 devices.
What Do Hanson And Madonna Have In Common? Hits Ideal For Saving A Life
New York Presbyterian Hospital created a playlist to help people remember the tempo of CPR chest compressions, which need to be delivered in a consistent, fast-paced pattern. The playlist includes songs at 100 to 120 beats per minute, such as "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees and "Work It" by Missy Elliot.
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