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Cargill Recalls 36M Lbs. Of Ground Turkey

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Cargill Inc. said Wednesday it is recalling about 36 million pounds of ground turkey produced at its Arkansas plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak. Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. in Wichita, Kan., a subsidiary of Cargill Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn., […]

When Parents Fight, Babies Lose Sleep

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Marital conflict between parents of adopted children ages 9 months to 18 months resulted in their children having trouble sleeping, U.S. researchers say. Jenae M. Neiderhiser, a professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University, says adoptive families were used in the study because the researchers could focus on […]

Toys Not Top Reason To Buy Kids Fast-food

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Many U.S. families choose fast-food restaurants because the meals are cheap, easy and they often are a reward for their children, researchers say. Kerri N. Boutelle of the University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, say adults overwhelmingly reported that they liked the food, while 49 […]

One In 10 Seniors Skip Costly Medication

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — About 10 percent of U.S. Medicare patients — including cancer survivors — do not take their medication because it is too expensive, Harvard researchers found. Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov and colleagues from Harvard Medical School show cost-related medication non-adherence — skipping pills to make the medicine last longer, and not filling […]

So Many Food Choices May Add To Obesity

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The average U.S. supermarket has more than 50,000 products and this abundance of choice may contribute to excess eating and obesity, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert — a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com — says in an upcoming issue […]

Smokers May Feel Depressed After Quitting

OTTAWA, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Researchers in Canada, using an advanced brain imaging method, say they may be able to explain why smokers are at high risk for clinical depression. Senior scientist Dr. Jeffrey Meyer and colleagues at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health discovered that MAO-A levels in the brain regions that control […]

U.S. Moms Get Little Breastfeeding Help

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Only 4 percent of U.S. hospitals provide the full range of support needed to facilitate breastfeeding for new mothers, federal health officials say. Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says improving rates of U.S. breastfeeding by providing better hospital support to mothers […]

Salmonella Alert For Ground Turkey

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert after some 77 cases of Salmonella were reported in 26 states associated with ground turkey. Officials at the Food Safety and Inspection Service say the illnesses were linked through an epidemiologic investigation, state health department analyses and a Centers for […]

Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s

PARIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Nicotine protects the brain from Parkinson’s disease, researchers in Paris found. Study co-author Patrick P. Michel of the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, Hopital de la Salpetriere, in Paris, says to make this discovery, scientists used mice genetically engineered without a specific nicotine receptor — the alpha-7 […]

Doctors Warn Of Hot Dogs Via Billboard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A U.S. physicians’ group sponsored a billboard near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway warning NASCAR Sprint Cup fans “Hot dogs can wreck your health.” The billboard shows an image of hot dogs sticking out of a cigarette pack with the skull and crossbones and “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.” […]

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