Health

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Ohio food safety testers are adding ice cream to the list of items on store shelves that they check for contamination. The change comes as two well-known producers, Blue Bell and Jeni’s, recall frozen products amid concerns about listeria contamination.

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio say they are about halfway to their goal of collecting the more than 305,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November ballot.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice cream products and temporarily closed its stores due to a possible Listeria contamination. WOSU talked with Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long about what Listeria is and how it can get into food.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice creams and closed down its stores because of a possible Listeria contamination. 

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Health officials in Ohio say the number of people sickened from a suspected botulism outbreak after a church picnic has risen to 23, with one person dead.

Botulism
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A Lancaster hospital says one person has died and at least 18 others are ill with suspected food-borne botulism after a church picnic.

Lauren Hill Dies, But Her Legacy Will Live On

Apr 10, 2015
Hill's basketball teammates held hands and remembered her during a Friday vigil.
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player, was determined to turn the fact that she was dying from an inoperable brain cancer into something positive that might help save others.

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Young adults traditionally aren’t the face of cancer. But people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer at a rate six times higher than children, according to the National Cancer Institute.

In the third part of our three-part series on cancer, we talk with some young people who are stepping up to be a voice for a group of cancer patients that sometimes go overlooked.

“I was in the shower when I found it,” Brittany Beitel, who lives in Hilliard, recalls. It was last April when Beitel found a lump in her breast. “I didn’t really think anything of it.”

Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

Cancer treatment, in recent years, has moved away from a “one size fits all” approach toward more personalized care.

Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

For years, doctors have treated cancer with three things: chemicals, radiation and surgery. New research finds another approach holds promise – giving cancer a cold…a cold virus.

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