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If Your Heart Drops Pick It Up and Brush It Off Then Maybe Tell the Transplant Patient

January 25, 2012 8:52pm by editor

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It's one of those things that makes hearts drop: Donor organs don't come easy but one was pitched after a 280 mile trip to the hospital--via three vehicles. It wasn't air or ground transport responsible for dropping the organ slated for transplant. Two left feet were apparently involved, when a medic literally tripped to chuck a donor's heart streetside on pavement. Read more

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$25 Mil in Fines Sees Red Cross Refusing to Clean Up Fix Blood Handling Problems

January 19, 2012 8:50pm by editor

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The American Red Cross has been hit again with another fine. This one's $10 million over blood handling and management the FDA says may not be safe. The organization's been ordered to clean up its act--even threatened with criminal penalties--but nothing's been working. The ARC is "disappointed." Apparently it feels the fine concerning human safety is unfair.
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Cedars Sinai Drops Liver Transplant Patient from Donor List Over Medical Marijuana Use

December 8, 2011 11:27pm by editor

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One guy's been fighting cancer for two years and has been on the transplant list for a new liver. But now Cedars Sinai's recently kicked him off the organ donor list in a decision that could mean life or death for Norman Smith--all because he's a medical marijuana user who's used the prescribed drug to treat radiation pain.
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Welchs Motts and Gerber Accused of Serving Up Arsenic in Apple and Grape Juices

December 2, 2011 4:29pm by editor

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The only thing more scary than finding out grape and apple juices contains a chunk of arsenic may be discovering the FDA isn't monitoring the drinks for that toxin or lead content. Bottled water, it's got regulations. Gerber, Welch's, Mott's, Minute Maid and Walmart juice brands are on the hot seat. Read more

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Research Says Humans May Breathe 50 Percent Air Bacteria From Dog Feces

August 19, 2011 6:49pm by copythat

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It may be the best reason yet to crack down on dog owners who leave poop behind: A new study says humans are breathing in the bacteria from dog waste. Air samples from two major cities find the most common bacteria in winter air is from feces, most likely from the biggest waste depositors -- dogs. Those bacteria levels with canine waste as a source could be up to 50%-percent. Read more

Oral Sex Now Causes Cancer Risks Higher Than Cigarettes or Smoking

April 14, 2011 1:42am by copythat

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Oral sex is now deemed more dangerous than tobacco -- a health risk now making it the leading cause of cancer in the United States through transmission of HPV. Read more

Have Less Kids Use a Laptop Computer to Burn Testicles Cook Sperm Counts

November 7, 2010 6:51pm by hearit

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Men now need to be aware that using those laptop computers may cook sperm counts, reducing production of those little swimmers: research shows that increased temperatures from laptops can basically Read more

Hot Laptop Computers Fry Skin to Cause Toasted Leg or Skin Cancer

October 5, 2010 5:48pm by editor

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Feel like your skin’s frying while using your laptop computer or playing games for an extended time? That "fry" may literally be occurring—as it turns out, laptops can burn, big-time. Read more

Asparagus Pee New Research Says Urine Really Stinks

September 30, 2010 9:24pm by underthesea

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Guys seem to enjoy talking about it, women refrain--but the question remains: does everyone’s pee smell after eating asparagus. Read more

Reusable Grocery Bags Carry E. Coli and Bacteria Contamination

June 24, 2010 11:23pm by hearit

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Reusable Grocery Bags could pose more of a health hazard than improve the Green environment—with 97% never washed, holding items that have been placed in grocery carts, conveyor belts, and raw meats a Read more