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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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Pfizer Loses Lipitor Patent But Pays Millions to Cut Pharmacy Deals Blocking Generics

November 30, 2011 12:13am by editor

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Pfizer is no dummy and its not giving up cash cow Lipitor. The pharmaceutical company is pretty much willing to pay people to keep out generics for as long as possible--and it's doing so in ways some consider underhanded by cutting deals with pharmacies that would literally block sale of alternate generics.
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Walgreens Complaint Says Employee Fired Over Bag of Chips in Diabetic Attack

September 15, 2011 7:24pm by copythis

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The diabetic know that low blood sugar can mean life or death. It all makes things bad for employer Walgreens--a former employee suing the company in a complaint that alleges the store fired her over a bag of chips. Josefina Hernandez says she opened the snack when an onset of diabetes symptoms came on, while she was working. And that ended her employment. Read more

Jewish Hospital Verdict Stuns Patient Loses Penis Circumcision Turns to Amputation

August 25, 2011 12:16am by copythis

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There are bad surgeries--and then there are very bad, or wrong, surgeries. A man who went to Jewish Hospital Louisville for a routine surgical procedure ended up with an amputated penis. A jury verdict--finding in favor of Doctor John Patterson who instead lopped an inch off Phillip Seaton's penis while under anesthetic--stuns experts. Read more

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

From Hairdressers to Hearts: Why breaking up is hard to do

July 11, 2011 11:10pm by venusrising

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In My Life

You’ve seen your hair dresser for years -- yet each time you go you feel like you really don’t get what you want, but return time after time anyway. Maybe you are involved in a ‘love affair’ and you don’t feel like your needs are met, but you stick it out. So what gives? Read more

Hospital Digs Up Tennessee Patient Buried with Wrong Teeth

June 24, 2011 5:49pm by copythis

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It seems they shared more than a hospital room: A Tennessee man's body is being exhumed to remove dentures belonging to another man after a mix-up at Parkridge Medical Center hospital in Chattanooga. One (dead) man's got an extra set of teeth. One live patient, well, that's debatable. Read more

Whining Ranks the Most Hated and Annoying Sound Distraction

June 20, 2011 6:39pm by hearit

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For those who hate whiners--and feel like the sound grates on a last nerve--you're not alone. It's been proven: A study says the power of whining in even simple distractions, like doing simple math, is even more annoying than anyy other sounds including a power saw and the horrendous baby-talk spewed by parents.
 
Parents or not, people hate whining.
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Cause of Migraine Headaches Discovered as Three Genes for Treatment

June 14, 2011 5:41pm by copythat

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For those who think of migraines as "just a headache," they've never suffered through the debilitating battle that can cause severe symptoms like nausea and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Researchers have now discovered it really is in the genes--migraine headaches now known to be related to just three. Read more

Mascara Tattoo Makeup Mimic Melanoma for MRI Scans in Cancer Misdiagnosis

June 13, 2011 10:25pm by hearit

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Turns out beauty may be a beast for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mascara with iron oxide or "permanent ink" -- tattoos of eyeliner or eyeshadow -- can pop up as a blotch that mimics melanoma skin cancer on MRI scans or tests. Read more