Global Health: Bologna Blamed in Worst Listeria Outbreak in History

Supported by Health Bologna Blamed in Worst Listeria Outbreak in History Photo In early March, Enterprise Foods issued a recall of some processed meat products in South Africa, where a yearlong, deadly listeria outbreak was finally traced to a type of bologna. Credit Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters WASHINGTON — The world’s largest known listeria outbreak has spread throughout South Africa for 15 months, killing 189 people. Health officials believe they have identified the source: bologna.
Since January last year, 982 confirmed cases of listeriosis had been recorded, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa reported on Thursday. The infection, caused by food that has been contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is often lethal.
A cluster of gastroenteritis cases among toddlers in a Johannesburg hospital this January led authorities to the sandwich meat in a day care center’s refrigerator — and in turn, to a meat production facility in the northern cit..

Are Today’s Teenagers Smarter and Better Than We Think?

Supported by Well | Family Are Today’s Teenagers Smarter and Better Than We Think? Photo Emma González, center, is among the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students leading the movement against gun violence. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Today’s teenagers have been raised on cellphones and social media. Should we worry about them or just get out of their way?
A recent wave of student protests around the country has provided a close-up view of Generation Z in action, and many adults have been surprised. While there has been much hand-wringing about this cohort, also called iGen or the Post-Millennials, the stereotype of a disengaged, entitled and social-media-addicted generation doesn’t match the poised, media-savvy and inclusive young people leading the protests and gracing magazine covers.
There’s 18-year-old Emma González, whose shaved head, impassioned speeches and torn jeans have made her the iconic face of the #NeverAgain movement, which developed after the 17 shooting death..

‘Roseanne’ Is Here to Stay: ABC Renews Highly Rated Reboot

Supported by Media ‘Roseanne’ Is Here to Stay: ABC Renews Highly Rated Reboot Photo From left, Michael Fishman, Jayden Rey, Ames McNamara, John Goodman, Roseanne Barr and Sara Gilbert in a scene from the new season of “Roseanne.” Credit Adam Rose/ABC “Roseanne” is going to be here for a while.
Three days removed from its blockbuster premiere, ABC said on Friday that it would bring back the revived sitcom for another season.
After “Roseanne” drew 18.2 million viewers and a mighty 5.1 rating among adults under 50 on Tuesday, a renewal was all but inevitable. Roseanne Barr, the show’s co-creator and star, had previously said she wanted to do another season.
And when networks find something that works these days, they are quick to lock it down. NBC renewed its reboot of “Will & Grace” to a second season before the show premiered in September. Earlier this month, it renewed the old sitcom for a third go-round, keeping the show alive until 2020.
“Will & Grace” drew more than 10 million ..

One year to Brexit: How well has the British economy really been performing? And what can we expect next?

So just how has well or badly has the British economy performed since the country voted to Leave? And what is the best estimate of what we can expect to come next?
There is now just one year to go before the UK exits the European Union.
Read more The real reasons the UK's economic forecasts are so apocalyptic Before the June 2016 referendum the Treasury famously warned that a Leave vote would result in an instant UK recession.
That has not materialised, as Brexiteers frequently delight in pointing out.
But opponents of Brexit also stress that the UK’s growth has slowed dramatically since 2016.
So just how has well or badly has the British economy performed since the country, by a relatively narrow margin, voted to Leave?
And what is the best estimate of what we can expect to come as the 12 month countdown to Brexit itself begins?
Currency The UK’s currency, of course, fell through the floor in the early hours of 24 June 2016, when it became clear that the Britons had vot..