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Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States and to the United Arab Emirates. An FDA inspection at a manufacturing facility…MORE

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The slight decline in drug overdose deaths marked the first such drop in decades. “The reason to be hopeful is that for the past…MORE

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

Parents in Germany who fail to vaccinate their children could face hefty fines after the German government backed a bill requiring all children to receive a measles jab before entering school or kindergarten. If the German parliament approves the bill, parents will be required to provide evidence that their child has been vaccinated before they…MORE

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report. That means each person could have about a burger and a half each week.…MORE

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. That’s because paid work may offer mental stimulation, financial benefits and social connections that could limit declines in memory as women age, said Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, who led the research as an assistant professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s…MORE

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery

A pair of Pakistani conjoined twins are finally living independent lives after a 100-strong team of British medical experts spent 50 hours performing complex surgery to separate them. Safa and Marwa Ullah came as a bit of a surprise when they were born in January 2017 as their mother had not known she was expecting…MORE

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a “national dengue alert” after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last…MORE

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

The way we treat anorexia may be changing, thanks to a new study linking the illness to metabolism. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, examined the DNA of almost 17,000 people with anorexia nervosa and 55,000 healthy control subjects. Researchers identified eight genetic markers that correlate the illness, commonly called anorexia, to…MORE

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