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Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over risks to pets and humans

Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over risks to pets and humans

A Utah company is recalling two-pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food sold nationwide over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella. “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the…MORE

Illiterate people are twice as likely to develop dementia, study says

Illiterate people are twice as likely to develop dementia, study says

Whether or not you can read a write could be a factor in your ability to stave off dementia as you grow older, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University. They published their results Wednesday in the online issue of the journal Neurology. Researchers studied 983 adults over age 65 living in…MORE

Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says

Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says

While e-cigarettes have been in the spotlight for their popularity among kids and an ongoing outbreak of lung injury, many have also looked to them as a potentially less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes. New research published Friday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that adult smokers’ heart health might benefit…MORE

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors on a conference call this week that the United States is seeing more flu than is typical for this time of year. “Influenza is off to an early start,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University who was on the CDC…MORE

Apple removes vaping apps from App Store

Apple removes vaping apps from App Store

Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store globally, the company said on Friday. “Recently, experts ranging from the CDC to the American Heart Association have attributed a variety of lung injuries and fatalities to e-cigarette and vaping products, going so far as to call the spread of these devices a public…MORE

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

While sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for young people, injuries can happen too — and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals which activities are most likely to send a young athlete to the emergency room. The report, published Friday…MORE

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany’s parliament has voted to make measles vaccinations compulsory for children, with parents who fail to immunize their children facing fines of €2,500 ($2,750). The Measles Protection Act, which the Bundestag approved on Thursday, requires all parents to provide evidence that their child has received two measles vaccinations before they are enrolled in school or…MORE

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