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Painkillers Found in Tesco Ice Cream cones

Painkillers Found in Tesco Ice Cream cones

Tesco own-brand ice creams that were withdrawn from sale after they were found to contain painkiller tablets may have been contaminated deliberately, police have said. North Yorkshire Police’s major crime unit, which was set up to investigate serious offences, is leading the inquiry into the food scare which resulted in the supermarket issuing a nationwide recall of the product in ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s Affected by Cholesterol Level : Study

Alzheimer's Affected by Cholesterol Level

It’s no secret that keeping your cholesterol in check is good for your heart. Now there’s new research showing it could also be good for your brain. Patients like 65-year-old Ed Vitasa take medication to keep high cholesterol under control, and for him it’s working. He has a healthy ratio of good to bad cholesterol, which is good for his ... Read More »

FDA Warns Against Use of Body-Building Supplement : Reports

FDA Warns Against Use of Body-Building Supplement

A dietary supplement could be pulled from shelves amid fears it is dangerous. Mass Destruction, which claims to build muscle, could cause liver damage and increase the risk of heart attacks and brain seizures. Officials warn that the product’s steroid content could lead to harmful side effects such as sterility in men, masculine characteristics in women and stunt children’s growth. Read More »

Head Trauma Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease, Study

Head Trauma Lead to Alzheimer's Disease, Study

As research continues to progress with Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are looking for information about what might contribute to it. They recently found one possibility. A recent study found that past concussions might be related to the development of Alzheimer’s in patients who are already susceptible to cognitive problems. The researchers compared brain scans of patients and found some differences only ... Read More »

China Probes Hepatitis B Vaccine’s Role in Death of eight Babies

China Probes Hepatitis B Vaccine’s Role in Death of eight Babies

Chinese state-run media and Internet users demanded action Wednesday after the deaths of at least seven babies since November following their vaccinations against hepatitis B. China’s Food and Drug Administration has suspended use of the vaccine involved, manufactured by domestic producer BioKangtai, and is investigating, the official Xinhua news agency reported. More than 44 million doses of the vaccine are ... Read More »

Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks, Study

Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks, Study

Children who start to rapidly gain weight at a younger age are more likely to have higher blood pressure and other signs of future heart troubles as soon as they become preteens, according to new research, reported by Reuters. Previous studies have suggested children who put on weight in early childhood are more likely to be obese later in life. ... Read More »

Celeb Diets That Don’t Work, Reports

Celeb Diets That Don't Work

It seems like celebrities are constantly on the craziest diets. One week, they’re gorging on baby food to get slim; the next week, they’re eating cookies or fasting to strip away the weight. Clearly it works – celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Lady Gaga have maintained their petite physiques using these methods. Here’s the bigger question though: Is it ... Read More »

Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment, Reports

Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment

His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government’s website is working better for consumers. But it was too soon to say the rollout has turned the corner. More than 1 million people have enrolled since Oct. 1, Obama said at his end-of-the-year press conference. That’s more ... Read More »

50% of raw chicken breasts have “superbug” : Consumer Reports says

50% of raw chicken breasts have "superbug"

An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” bacteria has been found in half of all raw chicken tested in a nationwide sampling by the group Consumer Reports. The study said the rise of antibiotic resistance such as those found in their chicken samples could mean the antibiotics we now use to treat life-threatening illnesses from salmonella and other foodborne infections could become useless. Read More »

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day: study says

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day

That healthy foods cost more has become conventional wisdom, but a new study is the most thorough yet in calculating how much more: about a dollar and a half. “Before now, we’ve seen studies looking at prices of one or a few foods or diets, in one city and from one store,” said Mayuree Rao. “And the results have been ... Read More »

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

The key to shedding those holiday pounds may be in your ear, according to a small new study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea found that acupuncture performed on five specific points on the outer ear was effective at helping patients lower their BMI, more so than acupuncture done on a ... Read More »