Pulling Some Strings
Surtex Foods is recalling their Oaxaca string cheese due to two possible bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus , that can lead to fatal gastrointestinal infections.
La Placita Wheat Snacks Recall
Wheat Snacks distributed by La Placita Botanas Mexicanas in California are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.
UPDATE: AngioScore Balloon Catheter Recall
Information has been updated on AngioScore Incorporated's voluntary recall of their balloon catheters, due to bond failures that could result in death.
FDA Approves Pain Reliever Abstral for Cancer Patients
The FDA has approved the use of Abstral for additional pain relief in cancer patients. The drug is an immediate release medication designed to help individuals already on regular opioid pain treatment.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.
Universal Flu Vaccine? When Pigs Fly!
Scientists are studying antibodies created by the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that could potentially open the door to a universal flu vaccine that protects against a variety of strains.
X Marks the Spot
A new drug is being tested for use in people with Fragile X syndrome, in which patients exhibit impaired behavioral and mental capabilities, very similar to autism.
Catch 22 for Stroke Patients
Statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, which work to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and guard against heart disease and stroke, may actually pose more threat than benefit to stroke patients.
Googling Gamble: Health News in the Information Age
More Americans are tuning to the Internet to get their health and medical news, a recent study shows. But is the information they're getting valuable?
Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.