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Food Poisoning Report Shows Salmonella Cases Down, but Other Foodborne Infections on the Rise

In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it shows the rate of food poisoning caused by salmonella dropping, but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The rate of Salmonella infections dropped by about 9 percent compared with the previous three years, though it was unchanged from 2006-2008, baseline years used for comparison. Campylobacter infections,... 

Free Jet Lag App Called Entrain Could Help Travelers Reset Circadian Rhythm

Researchers in Michigan believe they have a new way to solve jet lag using mathematical formulas. They key is light. “If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it’ll send you the wrong direction,” said University of Michigan math professor Daniel Forger, who led the research published Thursday. A master biological clock, called a circadian rhythm, regulates when a person becomes... 

Raccoon Attacks Baby: Charlotte Ponce Gets New Ear After Attack

Charlotte Ponce was 3-months old when she was attacked by a pet raccoon while laying in her crib. The raccoon destroyed her right ear, nose and part of her cheek. The children were taken into protective custody after the accident. Her great-aunt and uncle, Sharon and Tim Ponce from Spring Lake, Michigan heard the horrific news on the TV news and stepped in to adopt Charlotte and her older brother... 

Largest Toyota Recall Affecting 6.4 Million Vehicles for Various Defects

Toyota announced their largest recall in history, involving more than six million vehicles for problems affecting various parts – from seats to steering wheels. Certain Model Years 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles were recalled over the air-bag module. The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles... 

Uninsured Americans Reaches Lowest Rate Since 2008 Thanks to Obamacare

A recent Gallop poll released on Monday, showed 15.6% of Americans don’t have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008. African-Americans and low-income Americans saw the most drop in the uninsured rate. Among people with household incomes of less than $36,000 a year, the share of uninsured dropped by 3.2 percentage points from levels at the end of 2013. African-Americans saw their... 

Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Pieces of Plastic Found

Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says. “The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products,” the USDA’s news release on the matter reads. “FSIS [Food Safety and Inspection Service] has received no... 

Drinking Milk May Help Slow Knee Osteoarthritis in Women

Drinking a glass of milk everyday may help keep your knees healthy. Researchers suggest that women who frequently consume milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. “Milk consumption plays an important role in bone health,” explained lead author Bing Lu from Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that OA,... 

Ketamine Could Help Treat Depression, According to Researchers

Researchers in the UK gave ketamine to severely depressed patients and found positive results from it. Ketamine is a licensed medical drug, used as an anesthetic and to relieve pain, but it is also used as a recreational drug, sometimes nicknamed “special K.” The researchers tested ketamine on 28 people with major depressive disorder and found the drug quickly helped relieve the condition... 

Eating More than Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Can Reduce Death Risk

We all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of our overall health, but new research suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can reduce the risk of death by up to 42 percent. Researchers from the University College London found that eating fruits and vegetables was linked with a lower risk of death from any cause, especially at deaths as a result of cardiovascular... 

Autism Starts Prior to Birth with Brain Cells, According to Research

New research shows Autism starts prior to birth. Autism begins when certain brain cells fail to properly mature within the womb, according to scientists. Brain tissue taken from children who died and had autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that’s critical for learning and memory, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Tissue samples... 
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