Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

Men in Europe, North America and Australia have had dramatic declines in sperm quality, according to a meta-analysis of 185 studies.

The research — the largest and most comprehensive look at the topic, involving data from 185 studies and 42,000 men around the world between 1973 and 2011 — appears to confirm fears that male reproductive health may be declining.

Source: Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

WHO: Yemen suffering world’s largest outbreak of cholera

Yemen is currently witnessing “the biggest outbreak of cholera in the world”, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said today.”We arrived yesterday in Yemen, which is facing the biggest outbreak of the cholera epidemic in the world … and we will do everything in our power to promote a common response to the epidemic,” the UN official said.

Source: WHO: Yemen suffering world’s largest outbreak of cholera

Family finds catheter in ice cream and have to be tested for HIV | The Independent

A Canadian family found a urinary catheter in a store-bought ice cream container, forcing them to be tested for hepatitis and HIV.  Jean Francoeur of Quebec and his family were celebrating the birth of a grandson over a tub of Coaticook’s caramel pecan ice cream when he spit out a bit of plastic.  It was part of a full catheter they found in the container.

Source: Family finds catheter in ice cream and have to be tested for HIV | The Independent

Salmonella Outbreak: Illness in 12 States Is Tied to Papayas | Time.com

It has been linked to at least one death in New York City

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat Maradol papayas as an investigation continues. The fruit is the likely source of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu, which has seriously sickened 12 people and has been linked to a death in New York City, officials said.

Most of the salmonella cases were reported in New York and New Jersey, although people in Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia have also fallen ill from the strain.

Source: Salmonella Outbreak: Illness in 12 States Is Tied to Papayas | Time.com

Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

 

Statement Taken From Bush Beans Website:

For more than 100 years, Bush Brothers & Company has been dedicated to producing the highest quality
products for our valued consumers, customers and their families.
On July 22, 2017, we announced a voluntary recall of certain 28 ounce cans of BUSH’S® Brown Sugar
Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans due to potentially defective
side seams on the cans. This recall was initiated after our internal quality assurance checks identified the
issue. Subsequent investigations indicated a temporary quality issue from one of our can suppliers. The
problem was corrected and no other product is affected.

Source: Bush’s recalls beans over defective cans

“We urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled,” the company said in a news release.

Manhattan Toy Recalls Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from infants and return it to the store where  purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

Name of product:
Winkel™ Colorburst activity toys
Hazard:

The colored plastic tubes on the product can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
July 20, 2017
Recall number:
17-191

Source: Manhattan Toy Recalls Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Consumer Contact:

The Manhattan Toy Company  at 800-541-1345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday  through Thursday and  8 a.m. to  12 p.m. CT Fridays, or online at www.manhattantoy.com

Chlorine leak draws hazmat team to Derry Township | WPXI

A chlorine leak Sunday morning at the Blairsville Municipal Authority in Derry Township has prompted the response of the Westmoreland County Hazmat Team, emergency dispatchers said.

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Source: Chlorine leak draws hazmat team to Derry Township | WPXI