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They Look Like Apples, Taste Delicious, and Will Kill You
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, death, Manichineel Tree, 'little apple of death', fruit, humans, warning, risks, safety, society, health, illness, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - modernfarmer.com
The poison apple in Snow White may have caused its victims to fall into a "sleeping death," but the apple-like fruits of the manchineel tree are much, much worse. The innocuous-looking tree grows along the beaches of Florida, the Bahamas, Caribbean, and..
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs | The Nation
Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, lies, propaganda, iraq, dishonesty, corruption, military, media, economy, abuse, crime, war, rights, dishonesty, food, family, diet, protection, safety, prevention, treatment, nutrition )

Wild
- 28 days ago - thenation.com
This month, the US military announced that the air force had delivered more than 110,000 meal rations to stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq, in a mission that prompted President Obama to hail "the skill and professionalism of our military, and the generosit
CDC Director Ebola Outbreak Is Spiraling Out Of Control
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola Outbreak, Ebola Virus, Potential Pandemic, children, death, disease, government, health, healthcare, humans, illness, medicine, news, research, risks, safety, science, society, warning )

Betsy
- 20 days ago - atlanta.cbslocal.com
"It is the world's first Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It's bad now and it's going to get worse in the very near future," Dr. Frieden of the CDC told CBS News.
THE FDA VS. CHEESE: PESKY ANTI-BACTERIA RESTRICTIONS GET ROQUEFORT & ST. NECTAIRE BANNED
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bad News, FDA, imported cheeses, humans, government, food, illness, society, safety, risks, nutrition, protection, interesting, ethics )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - bustle.com
Can I just remind the Food and Drug Administration, and the world, that cheese is supposed to have bacteria? Bacteria is what gives certain cheeses their complexity, sharp flavor, and distinct texture. So quit messing!
Sick Texas Hospital Worker May Have Exposed 700 Babies to TB
Health & Wellness  (tags: babies, El PasoTexas, hospital staff, TB, Providence Memorial Hospital, risks, safety, healthcare, warning, protection, prevention, news, health, illness, humans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
According to the Associated Press, the woman -- whose identity is being withheld due to privacy laws -- may have been infected with TB bacteria for up to a year before she was diagnosed in late August.
Albuquerque Beef Jerky Products Recalled for Want of Inspection
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, illness, USDA, inspection, recall, risks, safety, warning, allergies )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
A yet-to-be-determined amount of beef jerky was recalled Friday when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, during a routine inspection, discovered that the products were produced without USDA inspection. The products also contain allergens not listed on pkg
Samantha Power to Be a Leading Advocate for Women's Health and Rights ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, safety, Samantha Power, world, women's rights, human rights )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - action.ippfwhr.org
Join us in calling on the US Ambassador to the United Nations to encourage all world leaders to support a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own body.
Please Sign: Congress, Make Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners a Crime
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, pregnant prisoners shackled, health and human rights, women's rights, safety, unborn and newborn health, family, children, abuse of state laws, Department of Correction failure to prot )

Susan
- 4 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The thought of shackling a woman during labor or delivery is so horrific, one would expect only the most uncivilized places to allow it. But currently those places include most of the US states. States that do have laws banning it often don't enforce them
Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling
Health & Wellness  (tags: WTO, food safety, US, Canada, Mexico, country of origin labeling, ethics, diet, health, news, humans, society, safety, protection )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The sources say that WTO determined that U.S. rules to place mandatory labels on meat packages identifying where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered were unfair, reinforcing a previous ruling from 2012 that prompted the U.S. to revise its rules.
Senegal Confirms First Case of Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola Outbreak, Senegal, West Africa, disease, humans, health, risks, safety, warning, prevention, illness, society, protection, treatment, medicine )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for West Africa's business and aid community, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference on Friday.
Saving a Muslim Child's Heart
Health & Wellness  (tags: Israel, children, pediatrics, paediatrics, heart, surgery, death, healthcare, medicine, safety, treatment )

Ge
- 13 days ago - aish.com
Dr. Lior Sasson operates on children from Angola to Zanzibar who otherwise would not have the medical care they need.
Take Action to Protect Pollinators: Ask Your Congress Member to Sign on to This Important Letter to the EPA
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, babies, environment, ethics, family, food, bees, honey, government, health, nutrition, prevention, protection, safety, science, society, treatment, women, men )

Ruth
- 10 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
"Please contact your Congress member today and ask them to sign on to a letter by Reps. Blumenauer and Conyers urging EPA Administrator McCarthy to review and revise pesticide regulations in order to protect pollinators." PLEASE SIGN & SHARE! Need honey!
Gaza Child Facing Kidney Failure
Health & Wellness  (tags: kidney, Gaza, Palestinian, Muslim, Israel, children, ethics, illness, prevention, protection, safety, society, treatment )

Ge
- 8 days ago - algemeiner.com
After receiving a failed transplant in Egypt eight years ago, the boy, named by the hospital only as 'M', was told by doctors that his life would be a great risk without a successful transplant.
The Problem With G.M.O. Labels
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Foods, GMO Labeling, Human Health, Environment, Risks, Safety, Science, Scientific Consensus )

Brian
- 31 days ago - newyorker.com
"People have a right to know what is in their food."Yet there is another, equally compelling truth: the overwhelming scientific consensus demonstrates that foods containing GMO's pose no greater risks than any other food."
Human Rights Groups Call on Israel to Allow Them Entry to Gaza
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gaza Strip-Gaza assault 2014, human Rights groups, Human rights-children rights' violations, Israel denies entry into Gaza Strip, Amnesty Int'l, humanitarian, babies, disease, death, children, medicine, investigation, prevention, safety, women, news )

Jess
- 31 days ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the Israeli authorities have denied them entry into the Gaza Strip to investigate allegations of human rights violations using various bureaucratic excuses
 

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