FDA Comes To Defense Of BPA In Plastic Baby Bottles

May 17, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration came to the defense of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) this week.  The FDA stated that the chemical is safe for use in plastic baby bottles....New York (ChattahBox) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration came to the defense of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) this week. The FDA stated that the chemical is safe for use in plastic baby bottles.

The FDA has been under a lot of pressure to come out and talk about BPA ever since a study was released which showed that it can cause developmental problems in children. The FDA does not believe this is true at all though. Read more

Majority Of Americans Are On Prescription Drugs

May 17, 2008

A new report has shown that the majority of Americans are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, a habit which many experts believe must be changed...Washington (ChattahBox) - A new report has shown that the majority of Americans are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, a habit which many experts believe must be changed.

The report from Medco Health Solutions Inc. stated that in 2007, 51% of Americans with health insurance were talking prescription drugs, with 20% taking three or more prescription drugs. This is quiet an alarming rate. Read more

Obesity Found To Add To Impact, Progression Of Global Warming

May 17, 2008

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have come out and stated that obesity adds to the impact of global warming, helping with its progression..Washington (ChattahBox) - Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have come out and stated that obesity adds to the impact of global warming, helping with its progression.

As of right now, there are 400 million obese people in the world, but the World Health Organization predicts that by 2015, there will be 700 million obese people, with over 2 billion overweight. Read more

VA Doctors Told To Make Fewer PTSD Diagnoses, Save Money

May 16, 2008

According to reports, an e-mail has surfaced which tells Veterans Affairs doctors to cut costs, and diagnose fewer veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)..Washington (ChattahBox) - According to reports, an e-mail has surfaced which tells Veterans Affairs doctors to cut costs, and diagnose fewer veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Many advocacy groups are now coming out to stand up for veterans, as they want the Veterans Affairs Department to answer questions about the e-mail. Read more

Man With HIV Gets 35-Years For Spitting In Cop’s Eye

May 16, 2008

42-year old Willie Campbell has been sentenced to 35-years in jail for spitting into the eye of a Dallas, Texas police officer.  Campbell has tested positive for HIV.Seattle (ChattahBox) - 42-year old Willie Campbell has been sentenced to 35-years in jail for spitting into the eye of a Dallas, Texas police officer. Campbell has tested positive for HIV.

Following deliberation, a Dallas County jury found him guilty of harassment of a public servant following a 2006 incident. Read more

Kaiser Reinstates Health Insurance Policies In California

May 16, 2008

The state Department of Managed Health Care has reached a deal with Kaiser Permanente to reinstate health insurance policies of around 1,200 patients who had their policies rescinded...New York (ChattahBox) - The state Department of Managed Health Care has reached a deal with Kaiser Permanente to reinstate health insurance policies of around 1,200 patients who had their policies rescinded.

These 1,200 patients had their health insurance policies rescinded between 2004 and 2006, but will now have the opportunity to get them back once again. Read more

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Tainted Dry Dog Food

May 16, 2008

A salmonella outbreak which has stretched across 19 states in the U.S. has been linked to dry dog food from the Mars Petcare company.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stressing the safe handling of dog food following this revelation..New York (ChattahBox) - A salmonella outbreak which has stretched across 19 states in the U.S. has been linked to dry dog food from the Mars Petcare company. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stressing the safe handling of dog food following this revelation.

The CDC states in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the dry dog food produced from the Pennsylvania plant of Mars Petcare is the source of the salmonella outbreak. Read more

CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine For All 60 And Up

May 16, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended all who are 60-years-old and up receive the shingles vaccine from Merck,  known as Zostavax.New York (ChattahBox) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended all who are 60-years-old and up receive the shingles vaccine from Merck, known as Zostavax.

Merck & Co. Inc’s vaccine Zostavax protects against the viral infection shingles, which is known for severe rashes. Read more

9-Year Old Girl Has Twin Surgically Removed From Stomach

May 16, 2008

A 9-year old girl from Greece was complaining and went to the hospital due to stomach pains.  What she did not know was that she would end up having surgery to remove her embryonic twin inside of her.New York (ChattahBox) - A 9-year old girl from Greece was complaining and went to the hospital due to stomach pains. What she did not know was that she would end up having surgery to remove her embryonic twin inside of her.

Doctors at the Larissa General Hospital in Greece examined the girl who was complaining of stomach pains. They found that a tumor inside of her stomach was actually hiding her embryonic twin. Read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Makes Breast Cancer More Aggressive, Deadly

May 16, 2008

A new study has shown that vitamin D deficiencies have a major impact on the aggressiveness of breast cancer.  Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can greatly increase your risk of dying from breast cancer...New York (ChattahBox) - A new study has shown that vitamin D deficiencies have a major impact on the aggressiveness of breast cancer.

Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can greatly increase your risk of dying from breast cancer. Read more

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