US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Indian-origin doctor Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy heads the group that promotes Obama’s pet healthcare project. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy could become the next US Surgeon General, the youngest in the country’s history to assume the … Read more
For the more than 50 million Americans who experience the phantom sounds of tinnitus — ringing in the ears that can range from annoying to debilitating — certain well-trained rats may be their best hope for finding relief.
Coronary artery disease may take a different course in men and women, which may explain why the rate of death for women has declined more slowly than for men, according to the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.
When stress never seems to go away, health can suffer. The October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers an overview of stress, the good, the bad and ways to reduce its ill effects.
The Government of Canada has put in place movement restrictions to prevent the spread of avian influenza in Saskatchewan. Avian influenza is a highly contagious disease in birds. Movement of birds, bird products, or things that may have come in contact with birds may cause the spread of avian influenza.
Bravo! announces a voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs. The pet food is being recalled because two of the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, while the other product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, responded in an effort to set the record straight in response to unbalanced press reports relating malignant tumors to the Company’s implantable microchips.
It has been in the news for years about how secondhand smoke is a health threat to nonsmokers. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that secondhand smoke is attributed with killing thousands of adult nonsmokers annually.
In the past year there have been several high profile recalls of toxic foods, from spinach to canned green beans, pet food to chili. A new book “Death in the Pot” (Prometheus Books, $24) traces the history of food poisoning and how it affects us all. Author and internationally renowned food expert Morton Satin documents several culinary mishaps and misdeeds in an engrossing narrative that spans from the ancient world to present day.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers that Mars Petcare US, Inc. has recalled two dry dog food products because of the potential contamination with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.