Posts made in June, 2016


Frozen Peas & Veggies Recalled. National Frozen Foods Corporation recalled its Not-Ready-To-Eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because of contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The voluntary recall was announced Friday with a warning that listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young, elderly, or immunosuppressed people. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirth in pregnant women....

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In 2009 out of 3,952 fatally injured drivers, 18% tested positive for marijuana. But, studies analyzing the effect of driving under the influence of pot have contradictory research and imprecise measurement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) studies shed some light since 24 states legalized marijuana. The first report confirmed predictions that legalization would lead to more stoned drivers. In a 2013-14 roadside...

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A recent study linked cell-phone radiation to cancer. It was intended to serve the public good. But instead it caused confusion, fear and little useful information. Researchers from the National Toxicology Program subjected one group of rats to high doses of radiation of a frequency similar to that emitted by cell phones. They compared the radiation-exposed rats to a control group. And, last week, the scientists released partial, and...

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