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Archived Since:May 25, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Botulism risk prompts recall of Little Mermaid herring

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling its Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring because the viscera of the fish were not removed and the products now pose a risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Teen contraception decision: Doctors say science trumps politics

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception.

Plan B must be available to all without a prescription, judge rules

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift controversial restrictions on the so-called morning-after pill, saying females of all ages should have unimpeded access to emergency birth control.

NYC's failed cap on sugary drinks prompts soul-searching

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

After any military operation, participants huddle for what's called a hot wash: an early after-action review that explores what went wrong -- or right-- in an effort to glean lessons for future operations. Public health officials are...Show More Summary

Rich Products expands recall amid E. Coli outbreak

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Following an outbreak of E. coli cases in 15 states, Rich Products has expanded its recall to include all food products made at its Waycross, Ga., plant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

More Americans are living together before marriage, study finds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Americans are increasingly saying “I do” to living together before marriage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, cohabitation is now more common among younger women than living with a spouse or living alone.

A sleep drug that doesn't fog the brain?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Prescription sleep medications can be balm for the insomniac, but for many who take medications marketed as Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta, they can come with a cost: fogginess that can last into the next day. An experimental medication...Show More Summary

Diagnosis could make parents want to medicate baby, study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Living with a baby who vomits and cries all the time can make a parent worried (yes, I know this first-hand).  If a doctor diagnoses a problem, and there’s medication to treat that problem, it’s easy to understand why parents might eagerly accept it.

Dementia care costs more than treating heart disease or cancer

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The financial toll of caring for Americans with dementia adds up to at least $159 billion a year, making it more expensive than treatments for patients with heart disease or cancer, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Volunteers wanted for cancer research

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The American Cancer Society is looking for 120,000 volunteers for a long-term study, called Cancer Prevention Study 3, that could help determine cancer risks for future generations.

Another vaccine fails to prevent staph infections, study finds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Staph infections remain a significant problem for hospital patients, and scientists are trying to develop vaccines to prevent Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from establishing itself in vital areas like the heart, lungs or blood. ButShow More Summary

Publix Super Markets recalls fruit and grain salad

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Publix Super Markets has recalled its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Obama's BRAIN Initiative to cost far less than Human Genome Project

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

President Obama’s brain-mapping initiative, for which he has proposed $110 million in federal funding for 2014, will focus how on how the brain is affected by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism; how it produces...Show More Summary

Rate of repeat births among teen mothers is down, CDC reports

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Repeat births among teens have fallen, but nearly one in five children born to teen mothers already has a sibling, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Milk allergy alert and recall issued for NuGO nondairy bars

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lifestyle Evolution Inc. has voluntarily recalled a number of its NuGO nondairy bars because the products contain milk, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Undisclosed soy prompts recall by Lisy Corp.

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Miami-based Lisy Corp. is recalling some of its seasoning blends because their labels do not list the ingredient soy, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Possible E. coli contamination spurs Farm Rich products recall

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Possible contamination with E. coli has prompted the Rich Products Corp. to voluntarily recall the following products: Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Nicotine replacement: safe, even if you still smoke, says FDA

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Millions have worn the nicotine patch, chewed the gum or sucked on the lozenge as a way to wean themselves off cigarettes. But millions more have ripped off the patch or spit out the gum or lozenges because they slipped and smoked a cigarette, and believed the warning labels that suggested the combination was dangerous.

Study says: Financial reward + competition = More weight loss

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

If we've  learned anything from March Madness, it's that an office pool is fun: It not only holds out the promise of a financial windfall; it pits us against our co-workers in vying for the payoff.  So when it comes to tackling obesity,...Show More Summary

Reaction to leg break in NCAA tournament rooted in evolution?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

If you had a serious case of the heebie-jeebies when University of Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware snapped his tibia on live television during the NCAA basketball tournament, you weren’t alone.

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