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Turkey Hill recalls 48 oz. containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream

Turkey Hill recalls 48 oz. containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream

GIANT food stores in Pennsylvania confirmed on Sunday that Turkey Hill Dairy has issued a voluntary recall for its 48-ounce containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream.

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Swampscott schools being sterilized after reports of MRSA cases

Swampscott schools being sterilized after reports of MRSA cases

School authorities have confirmed that Stanley Elementary School and Swampscott High, where some students were recently diagnosed with the MRSA staph infection, are being sterilized to prevent the infection from spreading further.

According to public health officials, MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is a bacterial disease that spreads by skin-to-skin contact. It is resistant to some types of antibiotics. It causes infections if it somehow gets into severed or damaged skin.

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Hepatitis C can reactivate dormant hepatitis B virus: FDA

Hepatitis C can reactivate dormant hepatitis B virus: FDA

A seemingly miraculous class of drugs that are used to cure hepatitis C can cause a reactivation of dormant hepatitis B virus in some patients and subsequently lead them to death, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned.

The federal agency announced on Wednesday that it would require pharmaceutical firms that produce certain direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines to put a black box label onto their products to warn patients that the products can reactivate the hepatitis B virus in patients infected with both.

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Early detection of prostate cancer saves Ben Stiller’s life

Early detection of prostate cancer saves Ben Stiller’s life

Early detection of prostate cancer helped Ben Stiller defeat the deadly disease and survive, the 50-year-old American actor revealed in an interview on Tuesday.

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Pro-lifers write Message for Parents visiting Planned Parenthoods New Abortion Facility: Welcome, We Kill Babies

Pro-lifers write Message for Parents visiting Planned Parenthoods New Abortion F

Planned Parenthood mega-clinic in Washington, D.C. gets an odd warm welcome by protestors who wrote a message for people visiting the clinic: Welcome, we kill babies. The abortion facility has also faced criticism in the past from parents and people from anti-abortion movements.

The message became a headline when a reporter, Kelsey Harkness, saw the message written outside the newly opened facility, and posted its picture on Twitter. According to Harkness, she noticed the message written with chalk on Monday.

Chickenpox vaccine strides with success in US

Chickenpox vaccine strides with success in US

Chickenpox cases in United States are declining at its maximum rate, after the 2-dose chickenpox vaccine came to use. This positive trend suggests that future would be better and may become devoid of chickenpox one day. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its new report said the disease is rarer than ever before in the country.

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Researchers grow functional liver tissues with hope to treat last-stage liver disease

Researchers grow functional liver tissues with hope to treat last-stage liver di

Researchers as part of a study have developed functional human and mouse tissue-engineered liver using adult stem and progenitor cells. The study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine offers hopes for advance stage liver patients who die waiting for donors.

There are around 30 million people across the world suffering from liver disease. In 2010, over 1 million people died due to cirrhosis, a chronic liver condition. Some patients can be treated through the help of partial qualities of functional liver tissue, but this is not always helpful.

Medicare Reimbursement Settlements Worth $1.47 Billion Made By CMS In 2015

Medicare Reimbursement Settlements Worth $1.47 Billion Made By CMS In 2015

Hospitals have consented to accept a part payment of their disputed claims under a deal to alleviate the accumulated Medicare reimbursement pleas. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the data that suggests the federal agency paying almost $1.47 billion to healthcare providers in the year 2015 towards the settlement of Medicare reimbursement disputes.

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Employee’s Finger Amputation Leads To $263,000 Penalty on Tyson Foods

Employee’s Finger Amputation Leads To $263,000 Penalty on Tyson Foods

A possible penalty of over $263,000 will be levied on Tyson Foods, which is among the biggest global meat processors, subsequent to one of its worker undergoing amputation of finger and it was identified by federal inspectors that the chicken processing facility of the company in Center breaches over a dozen guidelines.

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Flu nasal spray found no less effective than flu shot in study

Flu nasal spray found no less effective than flu shot in study

A new study by the American College of Physicians showed that flu nasal spray is as effective as flu shot. The study has contradicted the previous studies that claimed the opposite. To get immunization against flu, one needs to get vaccinated. The question arises is whether vaccination received through flu nasal spray is equally benefiting as via flu shot. The answer seems like is yes.

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