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Why Cannibalism Is Not a Good Idea

Have you ever wondered if would be OK—healthwise, not morally speaking—to feast on a fellow human? If so, Gizmodo has some answers. The strongest case against cannibalism is a version of mad cow disease or Creutzfeld-Jacob disease known as kuru to the Fore people of Papua New Guinea....

Suspected mad cow disease found in Romanian beef

A case of suspected mad cow disease has been found in Romanian beef, officials said Wednesday.

Mad cow disease suspected in Romanian beef

Russia bans imports of country's beef after preliminary tests indicate presence of BSE.

Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Leads To Beef Recall

Over 4,000 pounds of beef were recalled this Wednesday due to the possibility of contaminants in the form of mad cow disease. The possibly infected meat came from a processing facility called Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Missouri. According to the FSIS, the meat was distributed to stores in New York, New England and Kansas

4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Because of Possible Mad Cow Disease

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Before you fire up the grill and celebrate Father's Day with dad's favorite -- a big, juicy steak -- read this unfortunate news: a whopping 4,000 pounds of beef has been recalled in Missouri because of possible mad cow disease. Show More Summary

4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Disease, Some at Whole Foods

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Another day, another two tons of beef-meat riddled with brain-eating prions! The USDA has ordered a recall of over 4,000 pounds of beef because of a "remote" risk of mad cow disease contamination. Some of the beef—which is in the form of bone-in ribeye roasts—was being sold at Whole Foods. Just another reminder that expensive =/= safe. Read more...

DeLauro Calls for Briefing on Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Potential

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has requested a briefing with Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm about recalled beef potentially contaminated with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. TheShow More Summary

4,000 pounds of beef, some at Whole Foods, recalled over fears of mad cow disease

More than 4,000 pounds of beef, some of which made its way to Whole Foods stores, were recalled Wednesday over fears of possible contamination with substances that could lead to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, otherwise known as mad cow disease, according to the U.S. Department of...

New test detects toxic prions in blood

The first cases of mad cow disease in humans occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood products. Show More Summary

Mad Cow Fears Prompt Beef Recall, Including One NYC Restaurant

Over 4,000 pounds of juicy fresh ribeye steaks have been recalled by a Missouri producer for containing "specified risk materials" associated with mad cow disease—and some of those steaks ended up in New York City. The USDA release says...Show More Summary

Thousands of Pounds of Rib-eye Recalled Over Mad Cow Disease Risk

More like Sad Cow Disease. A Missouri-based producer and slaughterhouse has issued a recall for 4,012 pounds of beef carcasses and Cryovac-packed rib-eye steaks, the USDA says, because some cows were slaughtered in a way that meant their dorsal root ganglia were not completely detached. Show More Summary

CDC confirms 4th U.S. case of mad cow disease after Texas man dies

Mad cow disease -- the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. -- is responsible for the death of a Texas man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Texas Investigates Fourth U.S. ‘Mad Cow’ Fatality Since 2004

A patient who traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East died recently in Texas of the rare fatal brain disorder associated with the human version of “Mad Cow Disease.” The death, due to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was confirmed by laboratory tests conducted following an autopsy of the patient’s brain. Variant CJD is acquired... Continue Reading

Brazil’s Second Cow With BSE Is Likely An Atypical Case

The animal with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) recently found in Brazil was probably an atypical case, according to the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory in Weybridge, England. Atypical BSE, or “mad cowdisease, is a form of the prion disease not associated with the animal’s consumption of feed. The finding means it is unlikely the... Continue Reading

Rachel Dratch Looks Back On 'Debbie Downer' For Its 10th Anniversary

You're having a great time at dinner, and she reminds you of rampant mad cow disease. You're celebrating your birthday, and she brings up hurricane victims. She's Debbie Downer, and she ruins everything -- wah wah waaah. The bob-wearing,...Show More Summary

Brazil Investigates Second Possible Mad Cow Case Since 2010

A second possible case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow disease, in Brazil is coming in for public scrutiny much sooner than the first, which was discovered in 2010. Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture says it is investigating why an animal with symptoms of “nerve disease” collapsed at a slaughterhouse in the state of... Continue Reading

Heparin might be the key to prevent prion conversion and disease

Prions are infectious agents responsible for neurodegenerative diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalitis (commonly known as "mad cow disease") and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in humans. read more

New Rules on Beef Imports Regarding ‘Mad Cow Disease’ Set for March

Federal rules on beef imported into the U.S. will change beginning March 4, when importers begin operating under new, more open rules regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the fatal disease in cattle more commonly known as “Mad Cow Disease.” The new rules aim to bring the U.S. guidelines for imports in regard to BSE more... Continue Reading

18 North Carolina patients may have been exposed to rare brain disease

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighteen neurological patients in North Carolina may have been exposed to an incurable and fatal disorder similar to "mad cow" disease while undergoing surgery at the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center because...

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