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Quincy Medical Center Closing Doors December 31, 2014

Steward Health Care System announced today that it will be closing Quincy Medical Center by the end of the year and transition care to a more sustainable outpatient health care delivery network in Quincy. However, even though the hospital itself will close by Dec. 31, Steward said it will try to move its 680 employees, 550 of whom are full-time workers, to new positions within the Steward network... 

Hermetically Sealed Caskets Set As Guideline By CDC For Ebola Burials

Not long after Thomas Eric Duncan passed away from his infection with the Ebola virus the CDC issued a detailed list of guidelines for handling human remains. The decision on Mr. Duncan’s funeral arrangements have been decided to be cremation which is currently one of the options suggested by the CDC in their guideline listing titled, “Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola... 

Garcinia Cambogia Extract Weight Loss Supplement Touted by Dr Oz Popularity Spikes Again

Dr. Oz recommended the weight loss supplement Garcinia cambogia extract in 2012, but has seen the popularity spike again recently. Dr. Oz has said the supplement is the “simple solution you’ve been looking for to bust your body fat for good.” Garcinia Cambogia supplements are derived from a tropical fruit grown in India and Southeast Asia known as Malabar Tamarind. The active weight... 

Trevor Judge Waltrip, a Boy Born Without Brain Dies at 12-years Old

The Louisiana boy that was born without a brain died Monday at the age of 12. Trevor Judge Waltrip was born on Christmas Eve 2001, with just a brain stem and hydranencephaly. It’s a rare condition in which the brain’s cerebral hemispheres are absent, replaced by sacs filled with cerebro-spinal fluid. The brain stem allowed Trevor to breathe, respond to some stimulus, and maintain a heartbeat. There’s... 

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... 
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