The Health News USA April 19 2018

  • Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is in stable condition after a surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis over the weekend, according to a statement from his office. McCain was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in July 2017 following a procedure to remove a blood clot. He has remained in the Senate for the duration of his radiation and chemotherapy as part of his cancer treatment.
  • A multistate E. coli outbreak has sent at least 22 people to the hospital prompting health officials to advise consumers across the country to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including prepackaged salads and salad mixes. The outbreak has been traced to the Yuma, Arizona growing region, but it is not yet pinned to a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand. Since the outbreak began in late March, the CDC has tallied a total of 35 infections across eleven states, including three cases of kidney failure.
  • A federal judge has ordered the government to inform all illegal immigrant children in federal custody that they have an unfettered right to an abortion in the U.S. Notices, in English and Spanish, must be passed out “to all unaccompanied minors” regardless of whether they are pregnant — or even girls. The order kicks in “immediately,” U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who has been overseeing a long-running dispute over illegal immigrants’ abortion rights, wrote in her ruling.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 19th of April 2018. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-mccain-recovering-from-surgery-in-stable-condition/

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, is in stable condition after a surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis over the weekend, according to a statement from his office. The senator was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday.  The statement reads: “Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment.”

McCain was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in July two thousand seventeen following a procedure to remove a blood clot. He has remained in the Senate for the duration of his radiation and chemotherapy as part of his cancer treatment. His office said:  “Senator McCain and his family are grateful to the senator’s excellent care team, and appreciate the support and prayers they continue to receive from people all over the country.”

McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted that her father “continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination.”

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/04/16/multistate-e-coli-outbreak-traced-to-romaine-lettuce-from-arizona.html

A multistate E. coli outbreak has sent at least twenty two people to the hospital prompting health officials to advise consumers across the country to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including prepackaged salads and salad mixes. The outbreak has been traced to the Yuma, Arizona growing region, but it is not yet pinned to a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand.

Since the outbreak began in late March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tallied a total of thirty five infections across eleven states, including three cases of kidney failure. While no deaths related to the outbreak have been reported, symptoms of E. coli can present as diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting.

The CDC is advising retailers and restaurants to stop selling chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma region, which is home to the annual Lettuce Festival and bills itself as the “winter lettuce capital.” The Produce Marketing Association, Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, United Fresh and Western Growers released a statement on the outbreak, and reassured consumers that nearly all romaine lettuce now being harvested and shipped throughout the U.S. is from the California growing areas.

However, Consumer Reports is advising against consumers purchasing any romaine lettuce regardless of where it’s grown while the outbreak is ongoing, including unbagged romaine or hearts of romaine.

James E. Rogers, director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports said:

“Consumer Reports is making this recommendation given the potentially fatal consequences of E. coli, the fact that there are still several unknowns about this outbreak, and that no type of romaine has been ruled definitively safe by government officials.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/15/judge-orders-government-to-inform-immigrant-childr/

A federal judge has ordered the government to inform all illegal immigrant children in federal custody that they have an unfettered right to an abortion in the U.S. Notices, in English and Spanish, must be passed out “to all unaccompanied minors” regardless of whether they are pregnant — or even girls. The order kicks in “immediately,” U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who has been overseeing a long-running dispute over illegal immigrants’ abortion rights, wrote in her ruling.

Notices are also to be posted at the dorms where the Unaccompanied Alien Children are staying, and any girl who discovers she’s pregnant must again be informed of her rights to an abortion here in the U.S. That notice must be given in her “primary spoken language,” which could go well beyond English or Spanish. Two weeks ago Judge Chutkan certified a class action ordering Health and Human Services, the government agency that takes custody of the UAC, to facilitate abortion access for any illegal immigrant who wants to terminate her pregnancy.
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The Justice Department argues that requiring the government to facilitate abortions for illegal immigrants could actually entice more girls to make the dangerous trip. Abortion is illegal or more heavily restricted in many Latin American countries, and pro-life advocates have warned the U.S. could become an abortion “sanctuary” for teens seeking to get around their home country’s laws. Illegal immigrant children caught traveling without parents are given special treatment in the U.S. Immigration authorities must quickly process and release them to HHS, which holds them in dorms run by government contractors while trying to find sponsors to take them to homes here in the U.S.

The government says girls who want an abortion can either accept speedy deportation or else work to get a sponsor in the U.S. Once with the sponsor, the girl is free to choose an abortion or any other legal course.

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