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Monday, August 6th, 2012
Listeria, the food-borne bacteria that is of particular danger to pregnant women, is rearing its head again in a recall of cantaloupes grown in North Carolina and sold in 10 states, NBC News is reporting. Last summer and fall, a similar cantaloupe-related outbreak claimed 30 lives, sickened 146, and caused at least one miscarriage.
Burch Equipment LLC of Faison, N.C., is pulling 188,902 melons from store shelves in 10 states because of possible contamination that can cause illness and death, particularly in the very young, the very old, pregnant women and those with health problems….
The new recall of 13,888 cases of whole Athena variety cantaloupes follows a recall last week of 580 cases of the summer fruit.
Federal Food and Drug Administration officials and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture are conducting an ongoing inspection at Burch Farms. The FDA warned this week that consumers should not eat the summer melons, which carry a red Burch Farms label and the code PLU #4319.
The melons were shipped between July 15 and July 17 and distributed to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
No illnesses have yet been connected with Burch melons.
Image: Cantaloupe, via Shutterstock
Monday, July 30th, 2012
Ashley Moser, whose 6-year-old daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan was the youngest person to die in the horrific July 20 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has suffered a miscarriage while undergoing treatment for her own wounds, the family has revealed. From MSNBC.com:
Moser…was pregnant and was shot in the neck and stomach during the attack July 20. The family said the trauma that Moser sustained caused a miscarriage and that she underwent more surgery on Saturday morning.
Moser, 25, is being treated at Aurora Medical Center.
The family released the following statement:
Ashley Moser is recovering from an additional surgery she had this morning. Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage.
We want to send a special thank you to the courageous heroes of law enforcement, other first responders, paramedics, and doctors and nurses who have all gone beyond the call-of-duty in caring for our daughter, granddaughter and all of the other victims of this tragic event.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of those who have been sending well-wishes, prayers and good thoughts to Ashley. Her lifetime of care will be a long road. For those who wish to donate, please go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the “Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser.” This is the only official donation account for the family.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Giuliana and Bill Rancic, the couple who first went through infertility and miscarriage, and then endured Giuliana’s treatment for breast cancer, finally has good news to share–they are expecting a child late this summer. According to news reports, the couple is using a gestational surrogate to carry their child. The baby is genetically Giuliana and Bill’s. The LA Times reports:
“It’s incredible,” Giuliana said on the “Today” show. “We’ve been trying for so long, we’ve been through so much, and, especially we just had such a hard year last year with the breast cancer and everything and to finally get that call from the doctor of, you’re pregnant — or, you’re having a baby!
“I’m not quite pregnant, but you know what I mean, we’re pregnant!,” the bubbly red carpet host said. “It was just, it was another world, on another level.”
The Rancics have documented their journey as a married couple on the Style Network reality series “Giuliana and Bill.”
Image: Giuliana and Bill Rancic, via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
After announcing early last month that they were expecting their 20th child, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar learned this week that their pregnancy has ended in a second-trimester miscarriage, PEOPLE.com is reporting. The couple, who live in Arkansas and chronicle their family’s life on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, had visited the doctor for a routine scan that would have told them whether they were expecting a boy of a girl. Instead, the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat, and the pregnancy was pronounced a miscarriage.
The Duggars, who are evangelical Christians, plan to learn the baby’s gender, name him or her, and have a funeral service.
“I feel like my heart broke telling my children,” says Michelle. “They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult. The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him.”
The stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting previously weathered a medical ordeal with their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009.
This was their second miscarriage; Michelle lost her baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control at the time and cites this as one reason the couple together decided to leave the number of children they have “up to God.”
(Image via: http://www.people.com/)
Monday, November 28th, 2011
Lily Allen, the British pop singer, gave birth to a baby girl whose name has not yet been disclosed, US Weekly is reporting. This is the first child for the singer and her husband, the British business owner Sam Cooper. According to the magazine:
The new addition will undoubtedly bring great joy to Allen, who suffered a miscarriage in 2008 when she was four months pregnant with musician Ed Simon’s baby. The 26-year-old singer suffered a second miscarriage in November 2010 when she was six months pregnant.
(Image via: http://www.lilyallenmusic.com)