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What Is Botulism? Death Wish Coffee Recalls Nitro Over Deadly Toxin Concern

Turns out the world’s strongest coffee might kill you — but it’s not because of the caffeine. How’s this for irony: Death Wish Coffee recalled their cold brew cans Wednesday over concerns they contained potentially deadly toxins. Nitro Cold Brew canned coffees were removed from shelves over the risk they could cause botulism, which is a rare poisoning that comes from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The company took to their website to issue a statement: “Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive…

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Official Charged in Flint Water-Related Death Faces Hearing

A Michigan official blamed in the death of a Flint-area man who had Legionnaires’ disease faces a key hearing to determine whether he will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. Nick Lyon is head of the Department of Health and Human Services. He’s accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about a Legionnaires’ outbreak in the Flint area in 2014-15.   Some experts have blamed the outbreak on Flint’s failure to treat its water to reduce corrosion.   A judge must decide whether there’s enough evidence to…

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After My Husband’s Death, Stewarding the Light He Left Us

Mary Ham, The FederalistIn the weeks after Jake died, letters and cards flooded in from friends and strangers alike. With each card’s arrival, I’d edge open the envelope in a stunned sort of sadness. I sat over the rough-hewn, wooden dining room table we’d picked out together just months before he died, cross-legged and pregnant, poring over sometimes dozens of notes a day. … Read the referenced story here: After My Husband’s Death, Stewarding the Light He Left Us

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