New & Now: Experts warn against raw cookie dough, plus more of the latest health news
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Researchers are warning that eating raw cookie dough could expose you a potentially dangerous bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In a case study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, 33 of 35 patients consumed raw cookie dough, compared with four of 36 people in a control group who had no illness. | CBC News
Alberta health officials say the number of botched prostate tests has risen to 34. The testing took place at an Edmonton hospital, where patient samples were allegedly misread by a pathologist employed there. Officials are reportedly retesting more than 1,700 test results. | Sympatico Health & Fitness
Blowfish, a new over-the-counter hangover cure, is now available in the U.S. The treatment comes in tablet form and combines Aspirin, caffeine and antacid. Unlike other hangover remedies, which are taken before starting to drink, this one is effective when taken the next morning. | Toronto Star