Dark skies and rolling clouds signaled the arrival of severe weather in the ArkLaTex on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and rain. Here are some of the images our viewers sent via email@example.com.More >>
Dark skies and rolling clouds signaled the arrival of severe weather in the ArkLaTex on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and rain. Here are some of the images our viewers sent via firstname.lastname@example.org. More >>
There is growing concern about a powerful antibiotic the Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve for use in treating sick cattle. More than a dozen groups, including Consumers Union, oppose the move, saying the drug's use poses a serious health risk for humans.
Cefquinome is a very powerful antibiotic that's best used as a last line of defense for serious illnesses in humans, particularly respiratory disease in children. Consumers Union says overuse of Cefquinome could produce "super bugs," which are resistant to antibiotics.
The danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria getting into the food supply is very real. When Consumer Reports tested chickens last year for campylobacter and salmonella--the leading bacteria that causes food poisoning--testers found the two bacteria on 83 percent of the chickens tested. Consumer Reports tests also showed the bacteria were often resistant to one or more antibiotics.
Even within the FDA, there's controversy about the use of Cefquinome for sick cows. Last fall the FDA's own scientific advisory panel recommended against approval for Cefquinome in cattle. In fact, no antibiotic from this class of drug has ever been approved for use in animals.
The FDA says, "If there is credible scientific evidence that the use of an antibiotic in livestock poses a health threat to people, the FDA will take every possible measure to protect human health." Groups opposed to the use of Cefquinome in cattle vow to continue their fight.
Consumer Reports says the FDA appears to be ignoring lessons learned from the mid-'90s. That's when the agency approved for use in chicken feed a powerful new class of antibiotics that fights bacteria that can cause a diarrheal disease in people. It wasn't long before doctors reported seeing antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in people hospitalized with severe diarrhea. Eventually the FDA reversed itself and the drugs were withdrawn for use in chickens.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. More >>
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. Now, she's speaking out in hopes of putting a stop to what she claims is an ongoing problem in the tiny McCurtain County town of Smithville, OK.More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android and iPhone has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>