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The New York Times reports that the FDA has issued a report warning of contamination in imported spices. About 12% of spices brought into the United States contain contamination in the form of "insect parts, rodent hairs and other things." The FDA also found that "nearly 7 percent of spice imports examined...
"United Nations officials said Friday that they were mobilizing to vaccinate 2.5 million young children in Syria and more than eight million others in the region to combat what they fear could be an explosive outbreak of polio," according to The New York Times. The recent discovery of "a cluster of...
Reuters reports that though the rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection and death have fallen since 2012, its negative effect on the global population may be increasing due to multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). Rates of tuberculosis infection have fallen from 8.7 million in 2011 to 8.6 million in 2012 and TB...