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Sudden infant death cases, brain defects linked in study – Boston.com

The scientists observed defects in a breathing-control region in the brains of babies whose deaths were attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. The abnormalities were present whether infants had been put to bed in a safe sleeping position—on their backs—or in unsafe sleeping positions on their bellies, face-down, or surrounded by pillows and […]

Company Recalls Tons of Salads, Wraps for E. coli – OzarksFirst.com

The FDA says tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches are being recalled from a California company after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli. Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of salads and sandwich wraps containing cooked chicken and ham, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection […]

US biologists remove hunter’s arrow from 5-month old deer’s head – CTV News

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Wildlife officials have removed an arrow from a young deer’s head and released the animal back into the New Jersey woods. The arrow that had completely pierced the 5-month-old male deer’s head was removed Saturday by biologists with the Department of Environmental Protection. The biologists who did the procedure say the […]

Syria polio outbreak ‘could hit Europe,’ say experts – Medical News Today

A new outbreak of polio in Syria that has recently been confirmed by the World Health Organization could potentially put neighboring regions, including Europe, at risk. This is according to an article published in The Lancet. Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause paralysis and breathing […]

Beijing lung cancer on the rise: statistics – Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Beijing municipal health authorities said on Friday that the number of lung cancer patients in the city has been rising over the last decade, without elaborating on what might have caused the rise. The number of lung cancer patients per 100,000 people was 63.09 in 2011, compared […]

Potential FDA trans fat ban could prompt changes at South Jersey eateries – The Bridgeton News – NJ.com

The proposed ban on trans fat could have an impact on local bakeries and restaurants.File Photo  For a local bakery owner in Collingswood, the recent Food and Drug Administration ban on trans fats will bring a struggle to his small business. Mike “Uncle Mike” Dibarolo, owner of DiBartolo’s Bakery in Camden County, has been in […]

Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills – New York Times

Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills – New York Times

The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of insurance, will have far-reaching consequences for many Americans. In the White House, the regulations are also seen as critical to President Obama’s program for curbing gun violence by addressing an issue on which there is bipartisan agreement: Making treatment more available to those with mental […]

UN targets polio in Middle East after Syria outbreak – BBC News

UN targets polio in Middle East after Syria outbreak – BBC News

8 November 2013 Last updated at 12:13 ET The immunisation operation will target more than 20 million children A huge vaccination campaign against polio has been launched by the United Nations in the Middle East after the disease re-emerged in Syria. The […]

Feds Have Beaten Pharma Into Submission Over Off-Label Drug Use, But At … – Forbes

Feds Have Beaten Pharma Into Submission Over Off-Label Drug Use, But At … – Forbes

(Photo credit: Amanda M Hatfield) Johnson & Johnson announced this week that it will pay $2.2 billion to settle allegations that its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals illegally promoted the anti-psychotic treatment Risperdal, as well as allegations related to the sale and marketing of several drugs that J&J acquired when it bought Scios. At a certain point, you […]

Aptiom Receives FDA Nod to Treat Seizures in Adults – Science World Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug Aptiom  as an add on medication to treat seizures in adults. Like Us on Facebook Marketed by Marlborough based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) received a green signal from the U.S. FDA as an add-on medication to treat […]