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Eating More Tomato-Rich Foods Could Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

In a new study, researchers found that men who eat 10 or more portions of tomato-rich foods a week are 18 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer. This was a case controlled study, and not a randomized controlled trial, meaning researchers looked at the diet, lifestyle and weight of men who had had a prostate check and were subsequently diagnosed with (cases) and without (controls) prostate... 

Students Invent Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Four North Carolina State University undergrads are in the works of developing a nail polish that will detect drugs used in date rape. The nail polish is named Undercover Colors and will change color when it comes in contact with GHB, Xanax and Rohypnol, the drugs used by perpetrators of date rape. Date rape drugs are drugs that are slipped into a drink without the victim’s knowledge. The drugs... 

Bean Bag Chair Recalled After Two Children Die from Suffocation

Around 2.2 million bean bag chairs have been recalled after two children died from suffocation when they crawled inside the chairs. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside a bean bag chair after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair’s foam beads. “The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children... 

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

APPA Fine Foods from Corona, California is recalling around 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products sold at Sam’s Club due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The salad kits were shipped nationwide and sold at Sam’s Clubs’ in-store cafes according to the USDA. The following salad kits recalled were in 11oz. clear plastic containers... 

Study Shows New Treatment for Cellulite is Promising

Companies have been trying to come up with a new treatment for cellulite and recently, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals announced their efforts have been positive. Cellulite is a localized metabolic disorder of tissue under the skin that has been reported in 85 to 98 percent of post-pubertal females. The condition involves the loss of skin elasticity due to the shrinking of collagen cords that attach skin... 

Peanut Butter and Almond Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern

nSpired Natural Foods issued a voluntary peanut butter and almond butter recall Tuesday because their products may be contaminated with salmonella and may pose a health risk. The company said that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also... 

Woman Sues GM After Suffering Third-Degree Burns from Heated Seat

A woman in Maine is suing General Motors after she suffered a third-degree burn while riding in the backseat of her friend’s Chevrolet Suburban. Emma Verrill filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, saying that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh. She’s seeking unspecified... 

Robin Williams Death Raises Awareness About Suicide and Hotlines

Since Robin Williams’ death on Monday, August 11, 2014, calls into crisis hotlines around the country have surged. Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline reported that they saw the greatest number of calls in its history on Monday, the day that Williams’... 

Drinking Coffee May Reduce the Risk of Tinnitus

In the past, it was believed that people with tinnitus should give up caffeinated beverages in fear that it made the symptoms increase. New research shows otherwise. According to new research from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus, or chronic ringing of the ears. The study was published in the August edition of the American Journal of Medicine, and tracked... 

Could Having Your Neck Adjusted by a Chiropractor Increase Your Chances of a Stroke?

Having your neck adjusted by a chiropractor could be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a statement released by the American Heart Association. Although, researchers cautioned that it’s not completely certain that neck manipulation causes strokes, they do want to inform people of the risks. Neck manipulation has been associated with a risk of cervical artery dissection,... 
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