Undeclared Allergen In Beef, Chicken Product Sparks Recall

A California company has issued a recall for nearly 13,000 pounds of diced beef and chicken products over misbranding and undeclared allergens. Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc., said the affected products contain wheat, which is a known allergen, but it is not declared on the product…

‘Rewiring Nerves’ Reverses Hand And Arm Paralysis

Nerves inside paralysed people’s bodies have been “rewired” to give movement to their arms and hands, say Australian surgeons. Patients can now feed themselves, put on make-up, turn a key, handle money and type at a computer. Paul Robinson, 36 from Brisbane, said the innovative…

San Francisco Becomes First US City To Ban E-Cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for online retailers to deliver to addresses in the city. The California city…

Prostate Cancer Screening Scan Hope

Hundreds of UK men are trying out a new screening test for prostate cancer to see if it should eventually be offered routinely on the NHS. The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for…

Study Links Heartburn Drugs To Fatal Illnesses

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — a widely prescribed group of medications that combat heartburn, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and ulcers — are the most widely prescribed class of drugs worldwide, with annual global sales of about $13 billion. More than 15 million Americans take the…

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Seemingly out of nowhere, it feels like your heart is skipping beats. Or, as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute further describes, it’s “fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast.” You’re not sure what to think and it freaks you out. You…