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(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania company is recalling nearly 32,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with bacteria.According to the United States Department of Agriculture said in a press release Saturday that Murry's Inc. is recalled 31,689 pounds of chicken products that may contain Staphylococcal entertoxin. Al...
(NEW YORK) -- The family of Morgan Dixon, the fiancée of the New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola, said in a statement Saturday that they are confident in the medical care he's receiving.Dr. Craig Spencer has been in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday. His fiancée, Morgan Dixon, is also quarant...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers from the Netherlands say that listening to gossip impacts the way we judge ourselves.The study, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, looked at two separate groups, consisting of a total of 305 undergraduate students. The students listened to either positive or negative gossip, and found that...
(NEW YORK) -- The New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola wasn't required to quarantine himself when he returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Instead, Dr. Craig Allen Spencer went about his life, hitting a popular restaurant and bowling alley before his diagnosis -- and sending health officials scrambling in the a...
(NEW YORK) -- Evenflo is recalling over 200,000 child car seats. The buckles in the Embrace and AmSafe models can reportedly become difficult to unlatch, especially after a child has been eating or drinking in the seat. The buckle can allegedly get sticky if its spilled on, making it harder to get a child out during an emergency. Owners can get rep...
(NEW YORK) -- There are 846 doctors and dentists in 43 states who have been named by the U.S. Department of Education on a public list in a desperate effort to get them to repay their defaulted student loans.And because the loans were federally guaranteed, it's taxpayers who are left with the bill."Physicians have a higher calling in the community....
(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, who has tested positive for Ebola, didn't quarantine himself when he returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in Guinea.He didn't have to.According to Doctors Without Borders guidelines, doctors who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa are required to self-monitor for the 21-da...
Posted 2014-10-24 11:08:38
(NEW YORK) -- Workout enthusiasts have likely seen it offered in some form at their local gym -- the trampoline workout. But the demand for this type of fitness is so high, one fitness instructor has opened an entire studio dedicated to the workout craze.Going to a class at JumpLife in New York City, it’s a bit like the Jane Fonda workout on ...
(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason why Sunny Anderson isn't keen on eating vegetables and it has nothing to do with personal taste.The Food Network star revealed that for the past 20 years, she's suffered from ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that affects the large intestine and doesn't allow her body to absorb nutrients as it should. Unfortunatel...
(NEW YORK) -- Ebola continues to dominate the news with the latest diagnosis of a patient in New York City, leaving many Americans on edge, especially New Yorkers, who awoke this morning to learn that the patient had take three subway lines before he was diagnosed.So, what are the odds of catching Ebola on the subway? Here are a few Ebola facts to ...
(BOSTON) -- What’s up, Doc? Certainly not Americans’ trust in physicians, according to an analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.Co-author Robert Blendon says that faith in doctors has eroded significantly over the past half-century. In 1966, three out of four people had “great confidence in the leaders of the m...
(ORANGE, Calif.) -- Land of the free…home of the brave? Not, if a new survey from Chapman University can be believed.Researchers conducted a poll of 1,500 people on what Americans are scared of and judging by the results, our fears are many and cover a lot of ground.For instance, when asked what they feared most, Americans listed in this ord...
(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Moms know how it goes: no matter if their toddler has a belly full of food, they’ll still be able to stuff their face with a treat if one’s at hand.Nutrition researcher Holly Harris at Queensland University of Technology in Australia says this seems to be the case with all children, all the way down to age three...
(NEW YORK) -- Ebola, a virus that is affecting people thousands of miles away in West Africa, is now in America with two transmissions on U.S. soil confirmed in Dallas and officials calling additional transmissions to health workers a "very real possibility." The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sickened at least 9,936 people since March, kill...
(NEW YORK) -- Ride-service app Uber isn’t content sticking to the world of taxis and limousines, so they’re now working on changing public health.In time for flu season Uber launched a pilot program Thursday called UberHEALTH. In connection with the healthcare service originally developed by Google, Vaccine Finder, the program aims to m...
(NEW YORK) -- An Ohio student whose last wish is to play in a college basketball game will see her dream come true in front of thousands of fans after the NCAA agreed to move up her team’s season opener so she would be well enough to play. Lauren Hill, 19, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain condi...
Posted 2014-10-23 14:28:57
(NEW YORK) -- A health care worker who recently traveled to West Africa has been placed in isolation at a New York City Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms, officials said.The patient returned to the United States within the last 21 days and had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he was transferred to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, according...
(NEW YORK) -- An expectant mom getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins -- a one in 70 million occurrence -- endured emergency surgery this week after doctors found signs of a rare condition that could affect the health of one set of twins.This week, during Ashley Gardner’s 19th week of pregnancy, doctors found evidence of an alar...
(BOSTON) -- You love your dog, that’s a no-brainer. And with Americans expected to spend an estimated $58.51 billion on the pet industry this year, it’s clear that the emotion is deeper than ever projected.Now, scientists have taken the unconditional love you have for your dog to the next level, confirming that it’s very similar t...
(DALLAS) -- As Texas health workers prepare two new biocontainment units to help treat any future Ebola patients the state might have, they're are using one piece of training equipment from a neighboring state that may surprise you: Tabasco sauce. At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where one of the units is being established, t...
(HAMILTON, N.Y.) -- Colgate University is doing its part in the national campaign to end sexual violence on college campuses.The idea is one that might catch on elsewhere because students who take a seminar on sexual consent can use those credits toward the school’s Phys Ed requirements.During the class, which meets for six weeks per semester...
Posted 2014-10-23 06:21:53
(NEW YORK) -- Walnuts are not everyone’s cup of tea but even those who aren’t fans of the nut can’t ignore some important findings by the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.After conducting experiments with mice prone to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say that their learning skills, m...
Posted 2014-10-23 06:16:56
(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Who could have a bad word to say about a dischcloth, an essential kitchen accessory that also cuts down on the expense of buying paper towels?Unfortunately, researchers at the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College of Public Health feel they need to alert the public about the dangers of dishcloths.If that sounds somewhat...
(ATLANTA) -- Therapy dogs are not just for the physically disabled or the elderly anymore. In an effort to relieve the loneliness and other emotional problems felt by many students, three colleges partnered to learn if therapy dogs could also be of help on campuses.The results, as reported by Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Sav...
(NEW YORK) -- After years of nursing a perpetual hip injury, 48-year-old Amanda Loudin finally stopped doing the one thing she always believed would help her the most: Stretching. Once she abandoned her post-run stretch session, she said her hip started feeling better."I always assumed stretching was part of the solution for my running injuries," s...
(DALLAS) -- A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the virus on Oct. 8, and Vi...
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