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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.

American teens getting early start on heart disease risk, survey says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The proportion of American adolescents who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and are free of risk factors for future heart disease is "alarmingly low," says a major new survey of teen health. The comprehensive five-year assessment...Show More Summary

Not every woman should get the BRCA gene test, U.S. task force says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer dramatically. But that doesn't mean all women should line up for laboratory testing to see if they have those risky versions of the genes, members of a government panel said Monday. 

Chicken pox vaccine effective over long term, Kaiser study finds

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Once upon a time, not too terribly long ago, getting the chicken pox was practically a rite of passage for kids.

Kids' menus are not healthy, nutrition group says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Ninety-one percent of thousands of children’s meals at the biggest restaurant chains don’t meet standards set by the National Restaurant Assn.’s own initiative for healthful kids’ meals, a study out Thursday from a nutrition advocacy group says. And nine chains have no meals that meet those standards, the study says.

Buffalo Trace Distillery recalls sauces

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The gift shop at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., has voluntarily recalled five condiment sauces due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Do companies that refuse to hire smokers help them or harm them?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Cleveland Clinic is a world-famous medical center that is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country. It goes without saying that the health professionals who work there don’t condone smoking. In fact, since 2007, the clinic has refused to hire anyone who smokes.

FDA clears the way for a pill for multiple sclerosis

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A new oral medication for multiple sclerosis has won the Food and Drug Administration's marketing approval, and is to become available almost immediately to patients suffering from the debilitating auto-immune disease.

A new drug shows promise of hepatitis C cure

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In findings that may represent a breakthrough in the treatment of Hepatitis C infection, researchers have reported that weekly injections of an experimental medication that denies the virus a foothold in the liver substantially drove down subjects' viral loads after five weeks of treatment. Show More Summary

Nearly 18 million Americans will be cancer survivors in 2022

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Better cancer treatments and an aging population will push the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. to nearly 18 million by 2022, according to a new report from researchers at the National Cancer Institute.

Bacteria may provide some of gastric bypass surgery's boost

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the latest of a slew of studies examining the role of the so-called microbiome -- the mix of microscopic critters that colonize our bodies and our environment -- in human health, Harvard researchers said Wednesday that part of the...Show More Summary

Workplaces can be good weight-loss sites, researchers say

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Weight-loss programs at work can help people shave pounds and keep them off, researchers said in a new report.

Food deserts may not be key in what people eat, study says

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

There’s no strong evidence of an association between living within walking distance of places to buy food and being overweight or not, researchers said after interviewing nearly 100,000 Californians.

WHO confirms 2 new coronavirus deaths. What is coronavirus?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The deadly and mysterious coronavirus that first appeared in Saudi Arabia last year has claimed two more victims, bringing the official death toll to 11.

Chelation for heart disease: Positive findings don't sway critics

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

The long-awaited results of a study gauging the benefits of a controversial heart disease therapy have once more pitted the alternative medicine community against mainstream cardiologists.

Undeclared walnuts prompt recall of coffee cake

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Chicago-based Gold Standard Baking has voluntarily recalled Sweet P’s Bake Shop branded Caramel Apple Danish Coffee Cake after discovering that it contained walnuts, but was distributed in packaging that did not state their presence, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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