Daily Rounds: Dangerous Imported Food; Cancer Screening Flaws; Smelly Predators; Cambridge Health CEO Departs For RI

Recalls of Imported Foods Are Flawed, U.S. Audit Says - "In an audit of 17 recalls, investigators found that the Food and Drug Administration often failed to follow its own rules in removing dangerous imported foods from the market, according to Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services. The products included cantaloupes from Honduras contaminated with salmonella, frozen mussel meat from New Zealand infected with listeria and frozen fish from Korea that contained the bacterium that causes botulism. "(

Doctors not following cervical cancer test guidelines, study says - The Boston Globe "Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer." (

The smell of a meat-eater : Nature News "In a research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the team identifies a chemical found in high concentrations in the urine of carnivores that makes mice and rats run for cover." (

Care New England, operator of 3 RI hospitals, selects CEO - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal "The Care New England Hospital group has selected Dennis D. Keefe, a Massachusetts hospital executive, as its new president and chief executive officer. Keefe will start Aug. 1, replacing John J. Hynes, who is retiring after leading Care New England since its formation in 1996. Care New England encompasses Women & Infants Hospital, Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and the VNA of Care New England. Keefe, of Norwood, Mass., is chief executive officer of the Cambridge Health Alliance, the only public health care system in Massachusetts." (

This program aired on June 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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