Onize Ohikere

Nurses on the fly

Healthcare | Some rural women in Nigeria get training to aid mothers in labor
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/19/18, 03:04 pm

Florence Pwana saw a disturbing but unsurprising sight when she walked into an empty makeshift tent at the Shuwai 2 camp for internally displaced people. The camp rests along the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s Borno state. Hours earlier, a resident at the camp helped to deliver a baby in the tent, and some of the camp’s residents showed Pwana the exact location where the woman lay on the floor, traces of blood still visible.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rich Pedroncelli (file)

FDA confirms EpiPen shortage

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/10/18, 11:12 am

Allergy sufferers might have difficulties buying the life-saving EpiPens they often carry in case of a serious reaction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added the injectable medication to its list of drugs in short supply this week. Problems with the supply chain have caused manufacturing delays, the FDA said.

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Associated Press/Photo by Matthew Mead (file)

CDC: Yuma Romaine still not safe to eat

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/10/18, 10:34 am

The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to four more states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas brought the total of states affected by the outbreak to 29. About 150 people have gotten sick with E. coli from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., which provides most of the country’s romaine during the winter.

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