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Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

A significant part of the US is currently covered in snow, which means many consumers are dusting off their snow blowers or purchasing one for the first time. If you're counted among those people, you should check out the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to make sure you don't have one of the recently recalled units, which potentially have a dangerous defect.

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CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned consumers to avoid Hispanic-style cheeses like queso fresco over a Listeria outbreak that could be dangerous in certain high-risk people. The advisory was first published late last week; there's an active investigation in progress and, at this point in time, no product recalls associated with it.

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This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

This power outage map shows the scale of America’s storm nightmare

Millions of people across the United States are currently without power -- and that's a big problem as temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Though Texas has primarily been hit -- in terms of power outages -- multiple states are currently experiencing problems, and this map makes it easy to keep track of what's happening.

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More fresh basil recalled over intestinal parasite risk

More fresh basil recalled over intestinal parasite risk

A few months after its last recall, Shenandoah Growers Inc has recalled additional fresh basil products over the risk of contamination with the Cyclospora parasite, which can potentially lead to an intestinal infection called Cyclosporiasis. The voluntary recall has been made 'out of an abundance of caution,' the company says, noting that it involves fresh organic basil packed at its Indianapolis facility.

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FDA warns nasal spray recalled over serious fungal infection risk

FDA warns nasal spray recalled over serious fungal infection risk

The FDA recently highlighted a new recall of nasal spray that is potentially contaminated with yeast, putting vulnerable people at risk of a potentially life-threatening fungal infection. The recall covers one lot of Allercleanse Nasal Spray sold under the brand Manukaguard from NDAL MFG INC. Consumers can return the product for a replacement.

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CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published the latest update to its COVID-19 recommendations, including additional contraindications to the vaccine, additional recommendations for TB testing, and a change to quarantine recommendations now that the mRNA vaccines are rolling out.

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Snapchat Friend Check Up reminds users to clean up their lists

Snapchat Friend Check Up reminds users to clean up their lists

Social networking platforms have always been a numbers game, from "engagement" numbers to "friends" numbers. The latter is sometimes used as a bragging right, showing how many followers or friends you have collected. In some cases, it's virtually impossible for you to actually know all of those personally, and, sometimes, those can even be liabilities. Snap, once popular for its strong privacy features, is now rolling out a feature that will remind its users to keep their friends lists regularly in check.

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Hacker almost poisoned a Florida city’s water supply

Hacker almost poisoned a Florida city’s water supply

Mainstream media news about hackers often portrays them as petty criminals out to make a quick buck or unconscientious agents working at the behest of some nefarious organization or government. Often, the effects of their actions range from comical annoyances to frightening privacy invasions but only a few have been considered life-threatening on a large scale. Unfortunately, that was almost the reality that citizens of Oldsmar, Florida faced when a hacker tried to poison the entire city through its water supply.

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LA officials warn football fans to avoid Super Bowl LV parties

LA officials warn football fans to avoid Super Bowl LV parties

Super Bowl LV takes place later today, marking the biggest US sporting event of the year. Traditionally speaking, the day is marked by large gatherings and parties complete with food and loud shouting. As much fun as that may be, Los Angeles officials are encouraging football fans to skip the festivities this year, and you already know why.

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CDC warns deadly E. coli outbreak is causing severe illnesses

CDC warns deadly E. coli outbreak is causing severe illnesses

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public about a serious new E. coli outbreak that hasn't yet been linked to any particular food product or water source. The agency says the outbreak is resulting in severe illnesses causing hospitalizations and, in one case, death. Cases have appeared in states across the US.

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Tesla recalls EVs over touchscreen crash risk: The 134k+ cars at fault

Tesla recalls EVs over touchscreen crash risk: The 134k+ cars at fault

Tesla is recalling almost 135,000 cars, finally conceding that the touchscreen displays that dominate its dashboards have a fault that could present a real safety danger to drivers. Both the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV are impacted by the recall, which sees some of the electric vehicles' displays black out either in part or completely.

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Coachella 2021 April event canceled by public health order

Coachella 2021 April event canceled by public health order

The Coachella music festival planned for April has been canceled by a public health order, Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser announced on Friday. As you've probably guessed, the reason is the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fact that things in the US won't be back to normal by April.

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