A Class I food recall has been issued for products produced by the Buona Vita company in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The meats may have been possibly contaminated with bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  has announced a recall for almost 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready to eat, and certain poultry [...]

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Methadone, a synthetic analgesic drug that is commonly used to treat morphine and heroin addiction, is also prescribed by doctors to treat patients with chronic non-cancer and cancer pain. In recent years the number of prescription methadone related overdoses has increased. The Center for Disease Control’s Vital Signs Report claims prescription painkiller overdoses were responsible [...]

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Aimee Copeland has left the hospital after being there for 49 long days. She contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating infection caused by Aeromonas hydrophila. This bacterium is usually found in fresh as well as brackish waters, and most commonly causes intestinal infections. It is believed that the bacteria entered into Aimee’s body through an [...]

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You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” at some point in your life. I surely have on numerous occasions from numerous people. In fact, some researchers say laughter just might be the best medicine. It helps you feel better and it can also put that spring back in your step. “I believe [...]

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I love the Discovery Channel and reading up on new health findings and also concerns which was the motivation to create this blog. I guess that happens when you have kids and friends and family with a host of ills and accompanying prescriptions. One of the first things I do in the morning is to [...]

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Traveling can be a stressful event; from worrying about what to pack, to germs, to getting through security. But there are simple ways to ensure safe, comfortable travel. Below are some healthy tips. Health Considerations When Packing for Travel Make sure to pack extra medicine when traveling. Flights can experience unexpected delays and you need [...]

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming some 800,000 lives each year, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). What if a new test could help predict if a patient was at great risk of suffering a cardiac emergency? According to a new study, researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute [...]

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Toasted skin syndrome occurs when users keep hot laptops on their knees for prolonged periods of time, creating an unusual-looking mottled skin condition. In a recent case, a boy, 12, developed the condition on his left thigh after playing computer games for a few hours per day over the course of several months. “He recognised [...]

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There have been 24 confirmed reports of dengue fever in the Key West area through mid-July, according to the Florida Department of Health. The last dengue outbreak in Florida dates back to 1934. Dengue fever is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, according to the CDC. It causes as many [...]

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The first known salmonella outbreak in humans has been linked to pet food, according to a newly released report. The outbreak sickened 79 people in 21 states, between 2006 and 2008. Nearly half of those affected were children two years of age and younger. Dry pet foods are an under-recognized source of salmonella infections in humans. [...]

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