E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Wendy’s salads in New Brunswick

The Daily Gleaner reports this morning that four people have been stricken with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salad at a Wendy’s restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick (that’s in Canada).

The cases of E. coli O157:H7 are believed to be linked to salads prepared and served at the Prospect Street restaurant. There’s no evidence to suggest a public health concern at other restaurant locations. Public Health Services is continuing its investigation into the matter.

Wow, man, that would be awesome

On Friday, researchers with the National Center for Scientific Research in France announced they had reported in the September 5th edition of the Journal of Neuroscience that the administration of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits prion accumulation in the brain and protects neurons against prion toxicity.

It only took until Monday for the Australian National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Norml) to adopt the paper as its own.

Norml spokesman Chris Fowlie said the discovery added to the scientific evidence supporting Australian Green MP Metiria Turei’s bill to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis, stating,

"[It] should be supported by any MP with a clear head. Unfortunately most politicians act like mad cows whenever cannabis is mentioned."