Shruti Seth: I take therapy to evolve as a mother and not pass on my phobias

"If possible I would like to adopt a child. Just the other day Alina told me rather solemnly 'I will not become a mama. There are so many children who have no mama. I will be their mama when I grow up'.”

By Shilpi Madan

Popular actress, VJ, host Shruti Seth sprang to fame with her rather lovable rendition of Jiya Malhotra in the telly soap Shararat. Followed many more memorable outings in Comedy Circus, Suite Life of Karan and Kabir…blockbusters in Fanaa, Rajneeti…

Known to speak her mind both online and offline, Shruti is married to film maker Danish Aslam (of Break ke Baad, and Time-Out web series fame) and describes herself perfectly in her Insta bio as “sybarite, lover of pockets, Earl Grey tea & wit” .A 90’s girl forever. Excerpts from a chatty, freewheeling conversation with Express Parenting:

How old is Alina now? And how’s it going, balancing work, home, baby…?

Five. It’s going great. I am blessed to have a fabulous support system. Danish has flexi work hours like me. My mother lives close by. Almost all the women in my friends circle are mothers and we double up as each other’s support system all the time. Alina thrives in this circle of love. I am relaxed at work as I know that she is in great hands, when I am away. This helps me to function well.

One skill that she has perfected of late?

Reading books. Earlier Danish and I were reading out to her. Now Alina has started reading books back to us. It feels beautiful. Also she is going through the “I want to be like my mom” phase and I want to make sure I set a sound example (laughs). I go for yoga and that one-and-a-half hour is sacrosanct for me and she knows it. I keep explaining to her that one needs to be strong and build up stamina to be able to multi-task efficiently. I try to ration gadget time. Instead, I encourage her to play outdoors, make use of her own imagination.

Does she listen to you?

Oh yes. Alina is a happy-go-lucky kid. She is very vocal about her emotional status and we chat aplenty. I am indulgent, but discipline her when required. She tells me clearly what she loves and doesn’t love about me! I feel children need to be made aware of what import their words and consequent actions carry.

When you share pictures on Instagram, are you wary, keeping in mind the backlash trolls meted out not so long ago?

There are love and blessings for Alina from many more people. I believe there are a lot of good souls out there. Sometimes, I just feel like sharing the special moments with those who revel in them as much as I do. That is why I put up some pictures now and then.

You have worked aplenty with kids on sets. Does that give you an edge in understanding child psychology?

I have always liked kids, but have never been very indulgent with my co-stars. They need to be professional on sets. I have always made it clear that there is no room for bad behaviour or tantrums at all. What helped me is the amount of reading I did when I was pregnant. It opened up many perspectives.

One truth that you have realised now as a mom?

We carry voices in our heads, of our parents. These lead our thoughts. I want to lead in good, positive voices inside Alina’s head. I want her to blossom. I do not want to transmit my apprehensions or fears to her.

What do you find yourself telling her often?

That losing and winning is a part of life. You cannot win all the time. Be prepared to lose as well. It is fine. Ideally, I would like to protect her from every scrape and fall, but that is not possible. Often, I have howled loudly in my room when she has got hurt, with Danish yelling at me in disbelief. But I cannot help it. It breaks my heart to see her get hurt, to be in pain.

So you are all heart?

Yes. I am all heart, and Danish is all head. He is the more practical soul.

One thing that your mom told you that you tell Alina now?

Nobody will ever love you the way I do. I keep telling her that I will love her unconditionally, always.

What is motherhood to you?

A gorgeous science experiment unravelling beautifully, bit by bit, everyday. It is amazing to see so much of myself in Alina. When she and Danish are laughing together, the way her nose crinkles up and she giggles is just like me, or when she sits on the couch in a pose that is exactly like Danish…I savour every moment as the three of us knit ourselves together in love. It is tough to explain the emotional whirl.

Another kid?

No! There are too many of us on the planet. Yes, as part of the evolutionary plan, we have had Alina. But if possible I would like to adopt a child. Just the other day Alina told me rather solemnly “I will not become a mama. There are so many children who have no mama. I will be their mama when I grow up.”

Also Read: ‘Why I adopted a girl after two biological sons’

One confession?

I visit a therapist every month as I want to be a better mama. I do not wish to transmit my phobias to Alina.

Explain that?

Like my mother had a phobia of darkness, and wouldn’t let me go out at night. It was a standing joke in my friend circle that my mother would call me endlessly if I were out in the evening. I wish to correct myself, to be able to evolve better as a parent, and make the changes for the positive, in my own self.

You’re 41. One confession as mom to a five-year-old?

It is so exhausting! Alina sleeps early, by 8 pm and that is when I get time to myself, till I nod off by 11.30 am, but she is up at 7.30 am! I am struggling to get up, with burning eyes. Then her nanny gets her ready and I drop her off for school. Leaping around for rides at Disneyland, simply keeping up with a child demands insane energy levels…but I love it all.

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Mortality down for autoantibody-associated vasculitides patients

(HealthDay)—From 1999 to 2017, there was a decrease in mortality among individuals with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitides (AAV) in the United States, according to a research letter published online Oct. 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Alexander W. Steinberg, M.D., from Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, and colleagues evaluated age-adjusted AAV mortality trends across demographic groups and geographic regions in the United States.

The researchers identified 11,316 AAV-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2017. Per 1 million persons, the age-adjusted mortality rate was 1.86. The highest mortality rates were seen among non-Hispanic whites, men, and persons in the Midwest. With age, there was an increase in the mortality rate, which was highest among those aged 75 to 84 years; those aged 65 to 74 years had a significant decrease in mortality rate (average annual percent change, −2.5 percent). From 1999 to 2017, the mortality rate decreased by an average of 1.6 percent per year. Eighty-five percent of overall deaths were due to granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Other than vasculitis (64 percent), the three most common underlying causes of death (UCODs) were cardiovascular disease, cancer, and pulmonary disorder (12, 6, and 5 percent, respectively).

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Hilaria Baldwin Shares Pregnancy Symptoms Ahead of 5th Child

Pregnancy isn’t easy — but Hilaria Baldwin is staying positive!

“[I feel] s–tty, but I’m OK,” the “Mom Brain” podcast host, 35, told Us Weekly exclusively at the New York Philharmonic Fall Gala on Monday, October 7. “I’m nauseous, I’m tired and everything, but I’m happy and I’m not going to complain about it because I’m feeling as I should be feeling.”

The fitness guru went on to say that her morning sickness lasts “all day,” which happened when she was pregnant with Carmen, 6, Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, 16 months. “It usually clears up in the next couple of weeks from now,” she explained. “I’m hoping between a week and a month from now I’ll start feeling better!”

In September, the Living Clearly Method author announced that she and Alec Baldwin are expecting a rainbow baby after suffering a pregnancy loss.

“It is still very early, but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me,” Hilaria captioned an Instagram video on September 19. “The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy — especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel OK.”

Hilaria  wed the actor, 61, in 2012 and told Us that they decided very early into their relationship to start a family together. (Alec welcomed Ireland, 23, with his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, in 1995.)

“He was very clear before he kissed me — he shook my hand for six weeks — about getting married [and] really wanting to have kids again,” Hilaria explained on Monday. “I love that I’ve been able to do that with him. We spend all of our time with our children. It’s really rare that we do something at night.”

While the little ones know that they have a younger sibling on the way, they don’t know the sex yet. “If it’s a girl, it’s the last one because I feel like Carmen wants a little sister so much,” their mom told Us. “If not … eventually we are going to have to stop because my body is tired. I’ve had a lot of babies.”

With reporting by Nicki Gostin

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Study reveals uptick in suicide and fatal drug overdoses among blacks, Hispanics, women

To classify a death as a suicide, medical examiners and coroners rely on hard evidence, perhaps a suicide note or a gun near the body.

But research led by Ian Rockett, professor emeritus of the West Virginia University School of Public Health, applied a wider lens on how suicides and drug deaths that implicated self-injurious behaviors could be categorized. Should most non-homicide opioid- and other drug-intoxication deaths, intentional or not, be reported as self-injury mortality along with all detected suicides?

Rockett believes they should.

By examining trends in suicide and non-suicide drug self-intoxication deaths by race/ethnicity and sex, Rockett and his colleagues uncovered some startling statistics:

  • SIM rates for blacks jumped 109 percent between 2008 and 2017, compared to a 55 percent increase for whites.
  • The use of SIM exposed excesses in female deaths by substance poisoning, reflecting that suicides are underreported for females because they employ methods less obvious (especially drug self-intoxication) than those of men (notably gunshot and hanging).
  • The burden of early deaths due to self-injury is heaviest among Hispanics, who are projected to have lost 43 years of life versus 37 years for whites and 32 years for blacks.

As implemented in this study, SIM then encompasses not only all detected suicides but drug deaths that implicate repeated self-harming behaviors.

“Impeding prevention, the opioid epidemic and the more silent suicide epidemic are usually treated as distinct phenomena by researchers, clinicians, public health professionals and the mass media,” said Rockett, whose research was published in the peer-reviewed medical and public health journal Injury Prevention.

“Even if most people dying by drug poisoning did not intend to die on their day of death, descriptively speaking their preceding behaviors were consistent with self-harm or self-injury. Moreover, correctly characterizing and labeling these deaths as self-injury should intensify the urgency for prevention, and for the identification and treatment of high-risk individuals.”

Rockett explained that blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to have their suicides detected due to unequal health care access, a source of serious health data disparities. Consequently, less is known about their psychological/psychiatric histories and they also leave fewer evidentiary suicide notes behind.

Contrasting with their male opposites, the research shows that women, whether black, Hispanic or white, are more likely to die from a self-administered drug overdose than from more violent means.

Rockett’s study used national mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, for the period 2008-2017.

Ultimately, Rockett hopes the study findings will shed more light on the magnitude of the national mental health crisis.

“Suicide kills more than twice as many Americans annually as homicide, even ignoring the greater susceptibility of suicides to undercounting,” Rockett said. “Medical examiners and coroners are much more under-resourced by society for conducting suicide investigations than homicide investigations.

“However, widespread adoption of the SIM concept would place less emphasis on the very costly process of postmortem inference of decedent intent, and more emphasis on accurately characterizing fatal self-injury from a behavioral perspective—for the primary purpose of improving prevention. We need unified population and clinical approaches to prevention that will view drug deaths and suicides as profoundly overlapping components in our national mental health crisis.

“A societal imperative is that coalitions of the willing must strive to place mental health on an equal footing with physical health, as inter-connected phenomena, in order to reverse the disturbing trend of declining life expectancy in the U.S. population.”

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Cost of waste in U.S. health system estimated

(HealthDay)—The estimated cost of waste in the U.S. health care system varies from $760 to $935 billion, according to a special communication published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

William H. Shrank, M.D., from Humana Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, and colleagues estimated current levels of waste in the U.S. health care system and reported estimates of potential savings from interventions shown to reduce waste-related costs.

The researchers found that the estimated ranges of total annual cost of waste were $102.4 to $165.7 billion for failure of care delivery; $27.2 to $78.2 billion for failure of care coordination; $75.7 to $101.2 billion for overtreatment or low-value care; $230.7 to $240.5 billion for pricing failure; $58.5 to $83.9 billion for fraud and abuse; and $265.6 billion for administrative complexity. Measures to eliminate waste resulted in estimated annual savings of $44.4 to $93.3 billion for failure of care delivery; $29.6 to $32.8 billion for failure of care coordination; $12.8 to $28.6 billion for overtreatment or low-value care; $81.4 to $91.2 billion for pricing failure; and $22.8 to $30.8 billion from fraud and abuse. The estimated total annual costs of waste ranged from $760 to $935 billion, while estimated savings from interventions ranged from $191 to $282 billion.

“The best available evidence about the cost savings of interventions targeting waste, when scaled nationally, [shows that these savings] account for only approximately 25 percent of total wasteful spending,” the authors write.

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3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.

More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID’-ee-uh) were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3% from 2017.

It’s the most ever reported in a year, though the trend is mainly attributed to increased testing.

About 580,000 gonorrhea (gah-nuh-REE’-uh) cases were reported. That’s the highest number since 1991. The rate rose 5%. Scientists worry antibiotic resistance may be a factor.

And the syphilis rate rose 15%. About 35,000 cases of the most contagious forms of the disease were reported—also the most since 1991.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Tuesday.

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How can ultrasonic brain stimulation cure brain diseases?

Just as rays of sunlight can be focused by a magnifying glass, beams of ultrasound can be focused—not to start a fire, but to converge on a specific target. The pulses of ultrasound are able to pass through obstructions like body tissue, without carrying risks associated with conventional device implantation and electrical stimulation. As a noninvasive approach that can target specific brain regions, focused ultrasound technology is a novel treatment for movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, low intensity, low-frequency ultrasound (LILFU, of non-thermal power levels from 30 to 500 mW/cm2) is emerging as a highly transformative approach. LILFU enables high spatial resolution, deep penetration, combinational use with MRI, cost-effective implementation, and long-lasting neuromodulatory effect without noticeable side effects such as thermal response, which causes a change in temperature of the local tissue environment. LILFU has recently been found to modulate neuronal activity. Though animal trials have demonstrated that LILFU increases neural activity in the motor pathway, the exact workings haven’t been nailed down.

Led by Dr. C. Justin Lee, researchers at the Center for Cognition and Sociality within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, South Korea have identified the mechanism underlying the LILFU-mediated neuromodulation. They found that TRPA1 (transient receptor potential Ankyrin 1), a calcium channel expressed in astrocytes in the brain, is where LILFU-modulated neuromodulation sets about by picking up LILFU signals and converts them to electric signals.

Previous studies have looked at mechanosensitive ion channels only within the neural membrane, while delisting non-neuron cells like astrocytes. As LILFU was shown to induce Ca2+ responses in both neurons and astrocytes by exerting a mechanical pressure wave onto plasma membrane, the research team tested astrocytic Ca2+ channels and found TRPA 1 to be a highly sensitive target for LILFU-induced neuronal activity in the motor cortex, such as tail movement.

The research team demonstrated the pathway through which LILFU stimulates neuronal activity leading to the desired behavior (i.e. tail movement); in response to LILFU signals, TRPA1 opens, allowing the entry of Ca2+ to astrocytes. The Ca2+ increase induces a glutamate release from astrocytes via Best1. Being an excitatory neurotransmitter, the released glutamate boosts neuronal calcium and firing by activating NMDAR. This in turn brings about synaptic plasticity. These adaptive changes in synaptic strength are related to LILFU stimulation, which is a tail movement evoked by potentiation of excitatory synaptic transmission in the motor cortex.

In their mouse experiments, the researchers stimulated the motor cortex in vivo of wild-type (WT) and TRPA1 knockout (KO) mice by LILFU, and checked the tail movement. Tail movement in TRPA1 KO was significantly reduced compared to WT, suggesting that TRPA1 mediates LILFU-induced neuromodulation and motor behavior. They also inhibited the expression of TRPA 1 using a genetic silencer, a small hairpin-forming interference RNA (shRNA), to see whether TRPA 1 plays a critical role in LILFU-stimulated neuronal activity.

The researchers found that LILFU-induced neuronal firing in TRPA1-silenced genes was significantly decreased compared to that in its control group. It was also confirmed that the gene-silencing of TRPA1 or Best1 abolished LILFU-induced firing over a 100% enhancement of neuronal firing rate. These results indicate that LILFU activates astrocytic TRPA1 and glutamate-releasing Best1 through Ca2+ to target synaptic NMDAR, leading to neuronal firing.

Notably, this study suggests a presence of highly sensitive mechano-channels in astrocytes, but not in neurons, raising astrocytes as the cellular target for LILFU. Used as a nonthermal approach, LILFU is also free from tissue damage. Synaptic plasticity relates to cognition as well as movement. Thus, the mechanical stimulation of the TRPA1-Best1-NMDAR pathway may also be found useful beyond physiological conditions to pathological conditions such as dementia, concussions, and depression.

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Wilke: the authority published a recall list with more than 1000 products

The veterinary office of the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg, the company Wilke sausage were closed in Twistetal-Berndorf. Reason two deaths, of the products of the company in connection are. Now, the company has filed for bankruptcy. Further developments in the News Ticker.

Almost every NRW citizens had access to Wilke-Wurst

11.08 am: In the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the state office for environment and nature protection (Lanuv) assume that almost every citizen access to a possibly germ ridden Were of the Hessian sausage manufacturer Wilke had. "Wilke was a great supplier and also primary products for own brands of other companies her", Lanuv spokesman Wilhelm said Deitermann of the düsseldorf "Rhine Post". From the recall of the Wilke-Wurst in North Rhine-affected-Westphalia hundreds of companies.

"Across the Board, almost every consumer in NRW is expected to have an access to the Goods of the company Wilke haben&quot had;, deitermann told the newspaper. "Wilke has its customers, including dealers, nursing homes, hospitals and other establishments include large-scale, on its list of customers contacted and to recall all the sausage and meat were asked." Now the district veterinary offices monitored as the competent authorities, whether really all the Wilke-Were walls, from the shelves to waste, said Deitermann.

Boss submerged, salary was not paid: The employee say to the Wilke-end

Tuesday, 8. October, 7.35 PM: FOCUS Online was in Twistetal-Berndorf, at the company Wilke. The Chef is apparently in the holiday, the staff are disappointed. To do this, read more.

A complete list of affected products published

20.03 at: The Federal office for consumer protection and food safety now has a complete list of the Wilke-scandal-affected brands and products is published. More than 1,000 Were affected. The complete list can be found here. (Note: Currently, the site is overloaded apparently. It can lead to problems when Loading.)

The Ministry knew for two months of the Listeria findings in Wilke

19.50 PM: The Hessian Ministry of consumer protection was for the last two months of the Listeria findings in the company Wilke informed. The response of the Ministry to the consumer protection organisation foodwatch.

It says: “On 12. August 2019 was informed the technical Department of the HMULKV by the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) by E-Mail that the data carried out were analyses of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), that sausage article of the sausage producer, Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH & Co. KG, are suspected to be Listeria – sequence Cluster-type Sigma 1 -included.“

In the further course of the Ministry, what further measures were then taken, describes. The Public was only on 2. October on the case and the closure of the operation have been informed.

The local authorities, the case was already much longer known. “The first indications we received in March,” said a spokesman for the district to FOCUS Online. At that time Listeria had been a Wilke-product in Hamburg established. Since then, the operation had been monitored: “We are constantly been there and have taken samples.”

Hessian Ministry of the environment published a list with affected products

15.37 PM: The Hessian Ministry of the environment has on Monday afternoon a list of products issued by the sausage scandal affected. Important: Also Goods that bear the name Wilke, could be contaminated. Therefore, be the following the products affected, provided that the identification marks DE EV 203 of the EC, are:

  • House at the Eichfeld
  • Metro Chief
  • Service Federal “Servisa”
  • Casa
  • Pickosta
  • Sander Gourmet
  • Rohloff Manufactory
  • The point of intersection of
  • Korbach
  • Aro
  • Find
  • Domino
  • Wilke

You can find more information here.

Wilke-Wurst was also supplied to Ikea Restaurants

Monday, 12.17 PM: After two cases of death due to germ contaminated meat products in the North Hessian sausage producers Wilke is also the furniture company Ikea from the recall affected. A large retailer Ikea Germany sausage-cold cuts for customers and employees have received restaurants from this manufacturer, said a spokeswoman for the furniture group on Monday. You confirmed so that appropriate information, the consumer organisation foodwatch.

Ikea was according to own data on Wednesday by the wholesaler about the closure of Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH had been informed. "For this reason, we have as a precautionary measure, the sale of all products of the manufacturer immediately gestoppt", the spokeswoman said. Not the rest of the meat was affected and cured meats range from the Restaurant, Sweden shop and the Bistro. Now there is a new supplier for cold cuts.

Ex-head of Department: "Sausages had listened to garbage, then they were verkauft"

21.44 PM: A long-standing head of Department in the Wilke-production packs on the apparently catastrophic conditions in the company. “Often a lot of sausage was produced, that you can fit into the freezer, but in the aisle in front of it was stored. Therefore, the sausages were not cooled enough. It’s mold was first formed in the intestine, then in the gut. At least then you would have listened to the garbage! They were cut into slices and sold. 2018 ich&quot announced;, says Andreas Fischer, the "Image on Sonntag".

Another employee reported Mouse droppings in the production area, of the he had made a photo – "the Director forced me to löschen". One of the other employees says that they should make mouldy, dry salami for a delivery ready. The chief of state of the sausage was no matter. "He moaned at me and then said: ‘no Matter the need, today, way, cleaning it quickly, label it and get away’,” said the woman, “Waldeck country newspaper”. Many staff had not completed food hygiene training.

Information on sausage-callback delayed by holiday

13.15: After two cases of death due to germ contaminated sausage from a farm in Hesse, it is because of the holiday this week, to delays in the Information on the product recall came. In Cologne, for example, the city has only reached on Friday, all affected wholesalers – three days after the closure of the North Hessian operation. The process was complicated by the holiday on Thursday, said a city spokesman said on Saturday.

The Hessian authorities had closed the production of the company Wilke Waldecker meat and sausage products in Twistetal-Berndorf, on Tuesday provisionally and a recall of the product ordered.

The Cologne-based consumer protection Board had been informed on Thursday by the competent NRW-country authority that nine Cologne wholesale dealer with sausage the company had been supplied, said a city spokesman said on Saturday. "Because of the holiday, the consumer protection Board were not erreicht&quot all the wholesalers directly;, shared with the city. Only in the course of Friday, it had managed to inform all wholesalers, the spokesman said.

The wholesalers had been asked by the city, "all of the customers/clients of the already delivered goods to benachrichtigen". How many of the recall affected products were delivered in Cologne, actually, is unclear. The city expect a documentation of the affected wholesaler.

On Friday the Cologne University hospital error to the callback of the Wilke was given to sausage. Some of the rehab patients had, despite of the recall even sausage of the company were Wilke, had told the clinic.

The wholesaler calls back several sausages from Wilke-production

Saturday, 5. October, 10.57 PM: The sausage scandal of the North Hessian company Wilke sausage were calling the wholesaler Igro different products. The specialist wholesaler for gastronomy, hotel and mass catering industries announced the recall on its website. Also, this company learned from the press of the incident, published its communication on Wednesday. "As a precaution, we have decided to disable the product completely. We ask you urgently to verzehren&quot stock products of the company Wilke ( … );, it is spoken in the message of Igro.

Wilke charcuterie: house of CEO searches

20.28 clock: How the "Bild"-Newspaper reports, is said to have been on Friday afternoon, the house of the Wilke-Executive Director searches. The investigators would have seized, but nothing. Only on the company’s site, you have seized a Laptop and files.

If the search has to do with the investigations by the public Prosecutor’s office in Kassel in the Listeria scandal, is not known. These are directed against any concrete Person, you are to go, however, the initial suspicion of negligent homicide, said a spokeswoman on Friday.

University hospital of Cologne gives error after sausage recall

19.20: The University hospital of Cologne after the recall of the sausage goods by the Hessian manufacturer, Wilke a mistake in the case of a subsidiary granted. "Due to the short-term nature and the time point Information in connection with our subsidiary UniReha an error within the food supply, so that some of the rehab ist&quot patients have been nevertheless offered sausage goods, the company Wilke;, it is in a written opinion to the University hospital of Cologne on Friday evening.

For Inquiries, to receive, and how many rehab patients affected by this recall sausage from the manufacturer Wilke still have not reach the University hospital of Cologne on Friday evening.

In the statement, the University hospital of Cologne, it’s more that it was on Wednesday (2. October) at 17.45 by their meat suppliers by E-Mail have been informed that all the products of the sausage manufacturer, the company Wilke recalled. "We then immediately began the distribution of sausage products stoppen&quot to;, the spokesman of the University hospital of Cologne, explained next. "The mentioned in the media, probably contaminated cold meats from the manufacturer are in the University hospital of Cologne, however, not used worden", he stressed.

Note: The message via a callback from the Munich white sausages through a wholesaler proved to be wrong. In addition, there is no connection with the Listeria scandal, the company Wilke. We apologize for the error. Read more about it here at "product".

17.33 PM: Also buying land now calls the sausage back, and the three branches at the counter was sold, and may not be directly as a product of the company Wilke to recognize is. All the Infos you can read here.

Earlier it was reported, the Wilke-products are also comes under other names in the sale. The products were also processed in the products of the Metro. The wholesaler called back separately the following products:

  • Aro pizza salami 1000g,
  • Aro pepperoni salami 1000g,
  • Metro chief pizza salami sliced 1000g,
  • Metro chief of pepperoni salami sliced 1000g.

The Page Product Warning.the eu has also other wholesalers are listed, the currently affected are:

  • Sausage goods merchant wholesalers Hans Kremers GmbH (The company has a distribution list available)
  • GRAPO GmbH – catering supplies
  • SB Union wholesale market GmbH / EDEKA food service
  • Domino Gastro e. G.
  • igro-Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG

Prosecutor’s office determined because of negligent killing

At 17:10: The Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH has not only the production set and filing for insolvency. In the meantime, the public Prosecutor’s office in Kassel under investigation for negligent homicide. There is a suspicion, said a spokeswoman. This is not directed against a specific Person.

Where the germs came from, is still unclear. The authorities hope to gain new information. You wait for the report of the working group which had examined the operation of said alarm clock.

According to currently, the following provinces to be affected:

Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia

No connection with cases in the Netherlands

Also in the Netherlands, deaths reported to the germs – without reference to Wilke: In the past two years, three people died in the Netherlands by Listeria in deli meats and a woman had suffered a miscarriage. The cuts came after a company in Aalsmeer. The operation has been temporarily shut down.

Foodwatch criticises: Wilke-Wurst-products in the Cologne clinic on a public holiday, more output

15.14 PM: The recall of sausage products from the manufacturer Wilke, due to a possible contamination with the dangerous Listeria has not been sufficiently spread. So, according to information provided by food watch in the rehab facility “UniReha“ of the University hospital of Cologne still on holiday (3. October) for Breakfast affected by this recall Wilke-products to patients spent. This was reported by a consumer organisation, from several independent sources.

For the food not the hospital, but a Caterer is aware of food watch responsible. It must now be clarified whether and when these had received the information about the recall.

The consumer organisation has yet to be reached, a further note on the alleged re-sale of the Wilke-products according to the public recall, could not verify this, however.

“We expect the Hessen authorities with information as to whether the Wilke supplied companies were directly informed about the recall. This is urgently needed so that large-scale kitchens, Restaurants, sausage, libraries, or hospitals may be hazardous to health products does not continue to spread“, said food watch chief Executive Martin Rücker.

Two days after the closure of the production of Wilke, the company and the competent authorities that there is still no lists of sales and may present the recall affected products and brands, according to the consumer organisation “an utter scandal“.

  • Symptoms, risk, and protection: How is a Listeria infection and who is at risk identify
  • Listeria-infection – Three Deaths and a miscarriage to sausage consumption in the Netherlands
  • Listeria-Alarm with two dead: What you need to know now for the sausage scandal

Wilke-sausage products went under a different name in the trade

Update: 4.10.19, 14.54 PM: Contrary to the depiction by the authorities was, apparently, but the meat of the because germinate the closed sausage manufacturer Wilke, among other things, the name sells. You have all the products in the Wilke Waldecker meat and sausages GmbH is out of the range, said a spokeswoman for the wholesaler Metro on Friday. Including Metro were own brands. Authorities had previously been detected in other products of Wilke multiple Listeria germs. They bring out two deaths in southern Hesse in connection with this.

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg, as the Supervisory authority, had stated on Wednesday that there is no Wilke-Were under a different name. Therefore, no list of products was needed, which are currently being launched worldwide. The consumer organisation foodwatch criticises the and had stated that Wilke was also the manufacturer of some products, Metro’s own brand, "Aro" dispel.

Metro stressed, to be on its own Initiative become. Already on Wednesday you have taken prior to Arrival of the callback, all of the Wilke-products from the shelves, and the customer is directly informed. Metro take, in addition, own brands additional samples. Here, Wilke has not been in the last six months is striking.

What is known so far

Stand 4.10.19, 14.30: How the "Hessisch-Niedersächsische Allgemeine" (HNA) reported the deaths of two older people from the state of Hesse. 37 other diseases will be triggered by the Wilke-products, the newspaper writes. All the products of the company, with the exception of full – canned food worldwide is called back. Wilke supplies in Germany, mainly Restaurants and large supermarkets kitchens but. The company will send your Goods according to "HNA" also in many countries outside of Europe. 200 employees are affected by the closure of the 80-year-old company. The responsible district administrator says &quot the sheet:;As it goes for the employees, is completely unclear." But given no other Option.

Read also: Three Deaths and a miscarriage to sausage consumption in the Netherlands

Wilke has applied for insolvency proceedings

The company is also in economic difficulties. Wilke had applied for the opening of preliminary insolvency proceedings, said a spokesman of the district court of Korbach on Friday. In such a procedure would be examined whether the conditions for the implementation of insolvency available to process.

The company goes to a village butcher’s shop more than 80 years ago. The company has to Pay on its website around 200 employees and exports Goods worldwide.

The consumer Ministry has now confirmed that Wilke has also supplied customers in the Saarland. The &quot reported;SR". Detail information, to whom, Wilke has provided, not admit it yet.

You Need to Read These Mom Books Right Now

We know, we know: Moms do not get a lot of time to read. There’s work, there’s home, there’s daily servitude to the tiny humans in our care — let’s just say our “me time” is limited. But that doesn’t it’s gone forever. In fact, most of the moms we know are very well read. How do we do it? Some combination of dedication, obsession and multitasking.

But what books should moms invest in given the scarcity of reading time?

We have quite a few ideas. And while we couldn’t pack all our favorites into this roundup — there were simply too many to keep track of — we decided to go the nonfiction route for this one. Because why bother with fiction when real #momlife is this interesting?

If you’re looking for a solid read — be it essays, memoir, self-help, parenting, poetry, even a nonfiction graphic novel for good measure — look no further. Ahead are our top picks, so get ready to take in some major life lessons while you “supervise” your kids’ bath time.

Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale. 

A version of this article was originally published in November 2018.

‘Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression’

This poignant, beautiful book is a rare gem in a rare category: the nonfiction graphic novel. Sounds weird, but stay with us — or rather, stay with Teresa Wong as she chronicles her journey to motherhood and the rough times that came post-birth. It will have so many moms, whether you’ve experienced postpartum depression yourself, nodding your head in recognition.

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression, $12.16 at Amazon.


‘First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety’

Already a New York Times best-seller, First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety is one of the best books on anxiety. Period. In fact, Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, believes it is "probably the best book on living with anxiety that [he's] ever read,” according to Harper Collins, and that is because Sarah Wilson — an author and journalist — tackles the subject matter humorously, compassionately and practically, offering tips for living with "the Beast."

First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Fruit Geode’

Alicia Jo Rabins’ second collection of poetry, Fruit Geode, explores the power of pregnancy, childbirth, maternal love, personal transformation and what it means to leave behind our uncertainties and walk in the unknown. An impressive, influential and raw read.

Fruit Geode, available at Amazon

‘Gift From the Sea’

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (yes, that Lindbergh) wrote Gift From the Sea while vacationing alone (a delightfully novel concept for a mother of five in 1955) on the peaceful shores of Captiva Island off Florida’s Gulf Coast. At the time, the book was as groundbreaking as Morrow Lindbergh herself (renowned aviator, thinker and winner of the National Book Award), but her message remains eerily relevant today — as do her thoughts on love, marriage, solitude, contentment and how we might all strive to transcend the trappings of modern life.

Gift From the Sea, available at Amazon

‘The Last Black Unicorn’

Stand-up comedian and actor Tiffany Haddish's new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, is a hilarious collection of raw, edgy, (at times) filthy and extremely personal essays from Haddish herself. In fact, People has said The Last Black Unicorn is "as raw and real as her stand-up act." So if you need a laugh, be sure to add this to your collection.

The Last Black Unicorn (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Saturday’s Child’

This moving memoir is the story of growing up with an unconventional — often amazing, often problematic — mother hell-bent on breaking the mold of motherhood and marriage in the 1950s. Kirkus Reviews calls it “a masterful balance of psychological excavation and sumptuous description,” aka exactly how we want to spend our weekend. What about you? 

Saturday’s Child, $16.95 at Barnes & Noble


While former first lady Michelle Obama's book has yet to hit to the shelves, Becoming — Obama's long-awaited memoir — promises to take you into her world, from her childhood in Chicago to her years as an executive to balancing motherhood, all while living at the world’s most famous address. Becoming will be available for purchase on Nov. 13. 

Becoming (hardcover), available at Amazon

‘The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time’

Parenthood is tough, and juggling work, social and family obligations can be trying, but Lisa Canning believes balance is possible. Her latest release, The Possibility Mom, provides readers with tangible solutions to “get more done in less time.”

This book will be available for purchase on July 16, 2019.

The Possibility Mom, $16.95 at Amazon

‘Little Black Book for Moms’

If you’re a mom who’s obsessed with style, Sofie Valkiers Little Black Book is for you; it offers a slew of tips, tricks and modern mama inspiration.

Little Black Book, $14.98 at Amazon


‘Forget ‘Having It All’: How America Messed Up Motherhood — and How to Fix It’

Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood — and How to Fix It offers a real and refreshing look at the American maternal care system and what’s wrong with it (from the lack of maternity leave and gender-based double standards to everything in between). But Amy Westervelt’s book isn’t a “bitchfest”; instead, it is a thorough and insightful read full of historical context and tangible suggestions for how we can overhaul American motherhood.

Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood — and How to Fix It (Kindle), available at Amazon

‘The Best Business Book in the World* (*according to my mom)’

Jill Salzman is no stranger to the business world. After graduating from Brown University (and law school), Salzman started a music-management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company. Her current venture, The Founding Moms, was the inspiration behind The Best Business Book in the World* (*according to my mom). It was compiled using the daily business-building emails she was sending to her subscribers and includes copious tips and small-business tricks — a must-read for any smart, savvy entrepreneur. 

The Best Business Book in the World* (*according to my mom), available at Amazon

‘Financial Nutrition for Young Women: How (and Why) to Teach Girls About Money’

Financial Nutrition for Young Women: How (and Why) to Teach Girls About Money is a book that aims to empower young women to make conscientious financial decisions in a wide variety of circumstances, including day-to-day transactions and salary negotiations.

Financial Nutrition for Young Women: How (and Why) to Teach Girls About Money (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future’

Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future isn't your typical self-help book. In fact, author Jeanette Schneider — a single mother and the founder of Lore Advocacy, a network of professional women whose goal is to inspire women to change the world — wrote Lore to help women break free from the way society has programmed them to act, think and behave. And while Schneider offers a good deal of insight throughout the book, she also invites readers to do the work with her, through a series of exercises and writing activities. 

Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Girl, Wash Your Face’

Whether you love it or hate it, Girl, Wash Your Face is making waves. According to the publisher, The New York Times best-seller is showing women "how to live with passion and hustle — and how to give yourself grace without giving up."

Girl, Wash Your Face (paperback), available at Amazon

‘In Pieces’

In an intimate memoir, actor Sally Fields shares details about her challenging and lonely childhood. She opens up about acting and how the craft helped her find her voice, and she speaks about how these experiences helped shape her into the woman and mother she is today.

In Pieces (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind’

One of the most humorous parenting books of all time — and no, I don't say that lightly — Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind is a definite must-read for mamas deep in the throes of parenting — if you can deal with some foul-mouthed humor that is.

Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now’

A tried-and-true classic, Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now is a collection of hilarious, thought-provoking and edgy personal stories celebrating motherhood. A must-read!

Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Love Warrior: A Memoir’

Much like Glennon Doyle's other works, Love Warrior: A Memoir takes readers on an emotional and heart-wrenching journey of self-discovery and, according to Flatiron Books, Love Warrior will speak to anyone who "yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life."

Love Warrior: A Memoir (paperback), available at Amazon

‘I’m Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering’

When Janelle Hanchett became a mother at 21, she embraced it with reckless abandon. However, while she was in love, she was also bored and directionless and soon found herself seeking relief with wine. So much wine that before long, she was captivated. It soon controlled her life, and it did for 10 years — until Hanchett lost everything, including her family, children and home.

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering follows Hanchett's journey through addiction and recovery. However, her story is one we rarely hear: There is no salvation. There is no redemption, and while Hanchett becomes sober, she quickly learns she will always remain an outsider.

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About Their Postpartum Experience’

Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About Their Postpartum Experience is a powerful collection of personal essays from women who have struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety and/or other perinatal mood disorders, and while the subject matter may be difficult for some, Mothering Through the Darkness also offers comfort, companionship and hope.

Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About Their Postpartum Experience (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life’

Giselle Bündchen has lived a life many of us dream about. She is an actor and an iconic fashion model, one who has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1,200 magazine covers. However, Bündchen's life has been far from easy, and Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life takes readers on a journey through her struggles and how she came out on the other side.

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life (hardcover), available at Amazon

‘Grace Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy’

According to publisher Thomas Nelson, wife, mother and author "Emily Ley reached a point in her life when she realized she couldn’t do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities," and she did: one minute, one step and one day at a time. Grace Not Perfection takes readers through Ley's journey and helps them find their own "joy and acceptance in the midst of life’s beautiful messes."

Grace Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy (paperback), available at Amazon

‘Vagina: A New Biography’

Vagina: A New Biography is a radical book by Naomi Wolf that explores, well, the vagina, but it isn't just a book about a sexual organ. Vagina explores the connection between female genitals, sexual expression, our lives and how we understand women. A must-read for feminists and all women (and men) who want to better understand the female consciousness.

Vagina: A New Biography (paperback), available at Amazon


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Listeria in the sausage: What you need to know consumer

Last week it became known that the sausage manufacturer Wilke has been associated with Listeria-contaminated products in circulation. The competent authorities have closed after two deaths and a variety of Diseased production in Northern Hesse. What you need to know consumer now and how dangerous is Listeria infections are, read here.

The recall of the products already started on last Wednesday, in the meantime, many companies have taken the products off the super market shelves. The consumer organization food watch holds, however, it is likely that contaminated meats are in circulation. Consumers identify affected packaged sausage at the oval identification mark “DE EV 203 of the EC”. A complete list with all the contaminated products found on the website to. The sausage can be returned in the retail sector. The contaminated meat was also sold to sausage counters, here are the affected products are not so easy to recognize. The Land of Hessen recommends that customers, if in Doubt, specifically ask.

In the sausage so-called Listeria were detected. These are bacteria that are very widely used in the agricultural sector, often in animal feed, or animal droppings occur. For example, you can enter the milking or slaughter on or in the food. Listeria can be found frequently in raw foods of animal origin, for example, in fresh milk, raw milk cheese, or meat, but also vegetables.

An infection with Listeria is called listeriosis, is for healthy adults in General, not a risk. It usually progresses without symptoms, sometimes fever and flu on contact, similar complaints, as well as vomiting and diarrhea. Dangerous the risk of listeriosis especially for older people, Pregnant women, and in immune weakened people. The infection can be severe and even lead to death.

How you can protect yourself from the bacteria, explains the checklist: infection by Listeria prevention


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