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       HEALTH TIPS WEEKLY - Thursday, May 29, 2008 
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         Mass. officials say West Nile seen earlier

BOSTON, -- Increased numbers of mosquitoes in Massachusetts 
could mean a greater chance of West Nile virus cases this 
summer, state health officials said. Mary J.R. Gilchrist, 
director of the state's Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, said 
evidence of the virus has emerged early during this biting 
season, the Boston Globe reported. "We're seeing about 
double (the mosquitoes) we saw last year," Gilchrist said.
The West Nile virus usually spreads to humans through a 
mosquito's bite. Illness ranges from a mild fever to more 
serious diseases such as encephalitis or meningitis. The 
virus was first found this year in a pool of mosquitoes in 
Worcester July 2, about a month earlier than last year. 
Since then West Nile virus has been discovered in four other
test sites, "It means more opportunity for the virus to 
build up," said state epidemiologist Alfred DeMaria. "The 
early season amplifies the virus." No human West Nile cases 
have been reported in Massachusetts so far this year, the 
Globe reported. Between 2000 and 2007, 59 people were 
reported to as infected and six died. 

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       Medical director warns of cell phone risks
       
PITTSBURGH, -- The director of a Pittsburgh health complex 
is distributing an advisory to employees on avoiding pos-
sible health risks associated with cell phone use. Among 
suggestions Dr. Ronald Herberman listed to limit exposure 
to electromagnetic radiation emitted by the devices were 
texting, shortening conversations and using headset or 
speaker phone options, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported 
Wednesday. "Recently I have become aware of the growing body
of literature linking long-term cell phone use to possible 
adverse health effects, including cancer," Dr. Ronald Herb-
erman told faculty and staff at the Pittsburgh Cancer 
Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 
"Although the evidence is still controversial, I am con-
vinced that there are sufficient data to warrant issuing an 
advisory to share some precautionary advice on cell phone 
use." Herberman said other countries have recommended lim-
its on exposure, and public health officials in Toronto 
have advised young people to limit cell phone use. While 
support for limited cell phone use may be growing, it isn't 
universal, the newspaper said. Precautions are good, but 
"the bottom line, at this time, is that there is no conclu-
sive evidence tying cell phone use to brain cancer," said 
Dan Catena, an American Cancer Society spokesman. 
 
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         FDA needs recall authority, group says
         
WASHINGTON, -- U.S. food stores' mixed reaction to possibly 
tainted jalapeno and serrano peppers demonstrates the regu-
lators' limited recall authority, a watchdog group says.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings last 
week that raw jalapeno and serrano peppers may be linked to 
the salmonella outbreak associated with certain raw toma-
toes. Health officials Monday said a jalapeno tainted with 
Salmonella saintpaul found at a packing plant in Texas came 
from a farm in Mexico. The FDA advised people at high risk 
for infection to avoid eating either pepper raw. Some stores
began pulling the suspect peppers from their shelves on 
Monday; others waited until Tuesday, the day after the ad-
visory was expanded to include foods that contained raw 
jalapeno and serrano peppers, the Times reported. Because 
the FDA doesn't have the mandatory recall authority, it's 
"up to individual retailers to decide what they are going 
to do," said Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety 
for the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Wash-
ington. DeWaal said Congress must give the FDA the ability 
to create better tools to track food from the farm to the 
dinner table as well as authority to issue mandatory recalls
other than for infant formula. "Congress should not wait 
for more evidence that the agency doesn't have the tools 
it needs," DeWaal said.
        
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