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Bugs, Mold and Unwashed Hands: Rampant Safety Violations in Nursing Home Kitchens Endanger Residents

A FairWarning investigation found serious food safety problems in nursing homes and assisted living centers nationwide.

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Foodborne Illnesses Spanning Multiple States Spiked in 2018

Food sick: The U.S. has seen a significant increase in the number of people contracting certain foodborne illnesses, with more multi-state outbreaks in 2018 than at any point in the previous decade, reports Laura Riley of The Washington Post. Better, quicker diagnosis is one factor, but public health experts told [...]

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Government Watchdogs Muzzled by Shutdown, Along With Everyone Else

Environmental and financial investigations, along with probes of deadly crashes, stall while federal agencies remain on hiatus

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As Evidence Mounted on Miners’ Toxic Dust Exposures, Feds Did Nothing

An epidemic of advanced black lung disease spread over Appalachia, killing more and more coal miners, while regulators sat on their hands

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Burying the News, But Not the Reality of Climate Change

The latest National Climate Assessment projects a rise in heat-related deaths and billions of dollars in economic damage by century's end.

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Long-Running Government Study Finds Cellphone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats

Despite federal assurance that the research doesn't apply to people, critics say the results raise health concerns for children and others.

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Big Drop Shown in U.S. Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

An analysis finds that premature deaths each year related to ozone and fine particulate matter fell by nearly half over two decades

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Lawmaking After a Massacre

In the year after the slaughter that killed 58 people on the Las Vegas strip, state lawmakers have had mixed success in passing new gun control measures.

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A Foodborne Parasite on the Rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 2,173 cases of the foodborne illness cyclosporiasis from May through August this year. That's a surge in the case count from prior years.

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Millions Felled by Foodborne Illnesses, With Chicken a Leading Culprit

Food-borne diseases cause about 9.4 million illnesses in the U.S. each year. When it comes to outbreaks of things like salmonella, listeria and E. coli, chicken is the leading culprit, with pork and seeded vegetables close behind.