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That big turkey recall is a HOAX

Turkey Recall HoaxSource: WPTV

Turkey Recall Hoax

Did someone send you a breathless Tweet or Facebook posting about a major turkey recall this week? Tens of thousands of Americans (it may be soon be millions) are sharing a "news report" about a massive pre-Thanksgiving turkey recall. But it is a hoax.

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

Obama On Ozone-EmissionsSource: New York Times

Obama On Ozone-Emissions

WASHINGTON " The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping ...

Government to restrict arrival of passengers from Ebola-affected nations to seven airports

EbolaSource: Economic Times

Ebola

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has decided to restrict arrival of passengers from Ebola-affected countries to seven airports across the country and has ordered airlines to book passengers from these countries only for these seven destinations. The ...

Karisa Bugal Dies While Saving the Life of Her Newborn Son

Karisa Bugal

When doctors diagnosed that Karisa Bugal was suffering from a rare medical condition during labor earlier this month, the Colorado woman's final decision of her life was to save the life of her unborn child. Dr. Kelly Gerow told KUSA-TV that physicians ...

Thanksgiving Recipes: Reader Responses

Thanksgiving RecipesSource: New York Times

Thanksgiving Recipes

We’ll be posting some reader responses and questions to our article on distinct Thanksgiving recipes, based on a state-by-state analysis of Google searches. If you have a question, feel free to leave it on Facebook or ask via Twitter. Comments have been ...

A Warning on Nutmeg

Nutmeg WarningSource: New York Times Blogs

Nutmeg Warning

In these early days of the holiday season, as cooks begin sifting through recipes rich in spice and sugar, consider this small warning from toxicologists: Measure your nutmeg carefully. Very carefully. Of all the well-loved seasonal spices, nutmeg stands ...

F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

F D A  Calorie CountSource: New York Times

F D A Calorie Count

WASHINGTON " The Food and Drug Administration will announce sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements ...

State Investigating Woman’s Death After Nursing Home Evacuation

Nursing Home-Evacuation Death

The State Department of Health is investigating the death of an elderly woman after she was evacuated from a nursing home outside Buffalo during last week’s huge snowfall, a Health Department official said Tuesday. The official said the investigation was ...

Indian State Orders Culling After Bird Flu Outbreak

Bird Flu

NEW DELHI"Indian authorities on Wednesday ordered the culling of about 200,000 ducks and chicken after an outbreak of a highly-infectious bird flu virus"as the government sought to prevent it from spreading to humans. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza ...

Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Child’s Obesity Risk

Antibiotics During-PregnancySource: New York Times Blogs

Antibiotics During-Pregnancy

A new study reports that antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for obesity in the child. Researchers studied 436 mothers and their children from birth until age 7, gathering data on antibiotic use from interviews. After ...

Peace Corps volunteer shares trials, triumphs of adventure

Peace Corps-VolunteerSource: Post-Crescen Media

Peace Corps-Volunteer

MANITOWOC " Lots of things that surprised Peace Corps volunteer Terceira Molnar about Indonesia when she arrived in the country, but trash topped the list. "They do not have the same culture as we do. Usually how it works is people will just throw their ...

Low vitamin D levels can give you cancer and increase your risk of death

Vitamin D Deficiency-Death Risk

They determined that the risk of all-cause mortality began to increase sharply among individuals with vitamin D levels lower than 75 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) -- vitamin D levels are typically measured in terms of blood serum levels of 25-hydroxy ...

3-year-old boy can’t play outside in the sun due to rare condition

3-year-old Boy Can’t Play Outside In The Sun Due To Rare ConditionSource: FOX News

3-year-old Boy Can’t Play Outside In The Sun Due To Rare Condition

For 3-year-old Eddison Miller, playing outside isn’t as simple as walking out the door" he has to wear a special suit because he’s completely intolerant to ultraviolet rays. Miller, of Kingsnorth, Kent in the UK, was 13 months old when he was ...

Smoking levels reach all-time low in the United States

Smoking Levels Reach All-time Low In The United StatesSource: United Press International

Smoking Levels Reach All-time Low In The United States

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) --Americans are kicking the habit in record numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes is at an all-time low in the United States. From 2005 to 2008, the ...

Uptown mom, in need of new kidney, desperately searching for lifesaver

Uptown Mom  In Need Of New Kidney  Desperately Searching For LifesaverSource: New York Daily News

Uptown Mom In Need Of New Kidney Desperately Searching For Lifesaver

This Washington Heights mom is fighting for her life " and she needs your help. Elaine De Leon, a petite 35-year-old mother of three children, took to social media this month with an emotional plea. “I need YOU to save my life,” she wrote on a ...

Put down the doughnut: Trans fat may hurt your memory

Put Down The Doughnut: Trans Fat May Hurt Your MemorySource: CNN

Put Down The Doughnut: Trans Fat May Hurt Your Memory

Source: The American Heart Association's "A History of Trans Fat" (CNN)-- If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins. It turns out the more trans fat you eat, the less you may remember, according to a study presented ...

Hospital chain bans hysterectomy device after FDA warning

Hospital Chain Bans Hysterectomy Device After FDA WarningSource: United Press International

Hospital Chain Bans Hysterectomy Device After FDA Warning

NASHVILLE, Nov. 26 (UPI) --A hospital chain that operates 280 facilities in the United States and Britain has banned a device used in hysterectomies after the FDA said it may spread cancer. The device, a power morcellator, will no longer be used at HCA ...

Boston scientists find gene mutations that are a precursor of blood cancer

Boston Scientists Find Gene Mutations That Are A Precursor Of Blood CancerSource: The Boston Globe

Boston Scientists Find Gene Mutations That Are A Precursor Of Blood Cancer

Two teams of Boston scientists have discovered gene mutations that markedly increase the risk of blood cancer, an important step toward developing early detection and prevention strategies. Cancer is often the result of multiple DNA mutations that ...

Diagnosing Hearing Problems Early Help Prevent Learning Issues

Diagnosing Hearing Problems Early Help Prevent Learning IssuesSource: Science World Report

Diagnosing Hearing Problems Early Help Prevent Learning Issues

Identifying hearing problems early on can save a child's life when it comes to learning. Recent findings published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood show that diagnosing deafness by as early as nine months can help to dramatically better ...

Bean Sprouts Distributed in Columbia Included in Recall

Bean Sprouts Distributed In Columbia Included In RecallSource: Patch

Bean Sprouts Distributed In Columbia Included In Recall

Were bean sprouts on your Thanksgiving menu? Check the labels, because Henry’s Farm recalled three types of sprouts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported Wednesday. The following sprouts, distributed to stores in Maryland and Virginia ...

Two studies identify a detectable, pre-cancerous state in the blood

Two Studies Identify A Detectable Pre-cancerous State In The Blood

BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases ...

Occupyghana®’s Position On Cash Hand-Outs (Soli) To Journalists

Occupyghana’s Position On Cash Hand-Outs (Soli) To JournalistsSource: Spy Ghana

Occupyghana’s Position On Cash Hand-Outs (Soli) To Journalists

OccupyGhana® recognizes the crucial role that journalists ... cash handouts before they do their jobs. In fact we take this opportunity to acknowledge their principled stance and hope that their compatriots will come to accept the wisdom of their position.

Nurse Kills Patient By Injecting IV Drip With Coffee And Milk, Claims ‘Anyone Can Get Confused’

Nurse Kills Patient By Injecting IV Drip With Coffee And Milk  Claims ‘Anyone Can Get Confused’Source: The Inquisitr

Nurse Kills Patient By Injecting IV Drip With Coffee And Milk Claims ‘Anyone Can Get Confused’

A student nurse in Brazil, Rejane Moreira Telles, is being charged with involuntary manslaughter following a fatal mistake. Telles allegedly injected coffee and milk into an 80-year-old patient’s IV drop by mistake. According to Medical Daily, the ...

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check on grandma’s health

Thanksgiving Is The Perfect Time To Check On Grandma’s HealthSource: Washington Post

Thanksgiving Is The Perfect Time To Check On Grandma’s Health

Sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take stock of the cognitive health of your elderly relatives, said Robert Stern, professor of neurology and director of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Centers Clinical Core.

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Health Insurance Sign-ups Coming To Shopping MallsSource: San Francisco Gate

Health Insurance Sign-ups Coming To Shopping Malls

CHICAGO (AP) " The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 ...

Brooksville toddler helps raise money for cystic fibrosis

Brooksville Toddler Helps Raise Money For Cystic FibrosisSource: Hernando Today

Brooksville Toddler Helps Raise Money For Cystic Fibrosis

Maddison Rae Tarulli is only 2 but the Brooksville toddler has already done more to bring awareness to cystic fibrosis than many adults. On Saturday, a football signed by Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston will be ...

West Cook 'Y without walls' expands to Proviso Township

West Cook 'Y Without Walls' Expands To Proviso TownshipSource: OakPark.com

West Cook 'Y Without Walls' Expands To Proviso Township

A recent collaboration between The West Cook YMCA, based in Oak Park, and Westlake Hospital is funded by a $479,000 grant from the Westlake Foundation spread over three years. During that time, residents in Northlake and Proviso Township will be invited to ...

3 Southern Utah hospitals honored

3 Southern Utah Hospitals HonoredSource: St George Utah

3 Southern Utah Hospitals Honored

SOUTHERN UTAH " All three hospitals in the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare recently announced they have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. This means these three ...

Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50 Year Low

Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

Fewer Americans are smoking, with the smoking rate at its lowest point in 50 years, federal health experts reported Wednesday. CDC said in a statement, with 42.1 million people still smoking in 2013, “That is the lowest prevalence of adult smoking since ...

Scientists Discover a New Way to Predict Blood Cancer

Scientists Discover A New Way To Predict Blood CancerSource: Time

Scientists Discover A New Way To Predict Blood Cancer

Two different groups of researchers have unintentionally come to the same conclusion: some people have a marker in their blood that signals an increases risk of developing blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma. Two new studies published Wednesday in the ...

Obesity linked to 500K new cancer cases a year

Obesity Linked To 500K New Cancer Cases A YearSource: CBS News

Obesity Linked To 500K New Cancer Cases A Year

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows. The analysis of data from 184 countries showed that excess weight was ...

U.S. Smoking Rate Hits Historic Low

U S  Smoking Rate Hits Historic LowSource: Time

U S Smoking Rate Hits Historic Low

Cigarette smoking among American adults has hit at an all-time low, health officials said Wednesday. The percentage of smokers over the age of 18 dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...