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Bird Flu Outbreak makes Eggs expensive across the country

Bird Flu Outbreak makes Eggs expensive across the country

The very first case of avian flu was reported in Oregon in December last year. The second case was reported in January this year in Washington, while the third case was documented just six days later. After that, a number of cases were seen in the country before the January’s end.

Lack of Sanitation by Jeni caused Listeria Contamination Last Month, says FDA

Lack of Sanitation by Jeni caused Listeria Contamination Last Month, says FDA

Due to lack of proper controls in Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ production kitchen and failures of employees to understand basic sanitation, listeria contamination had emerged last month. Inspectors from the Federal Drug Administration said Jeni’s director of operations and regulatory manager showed a lack of competency.

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Raw tuna could have led to US salmonella outbreak

Raw tuna could have led to US salmonella outbreak

According to officials, at least 53 people in the United States fell ill as a result of an outbreak of salmonella, which is thought to be associated with raw tuna in sushi. As per the US Food and Drug Administration, it was not clear even after an investigation which didn’t identify which supplier of raw tuna could be responsible for the outbreak; until now 10 people have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak; however it has not led to any deaths.

Implant Helps Neck-Down Paralyzed Man to Control Robotic Arm through Thoughts

Implant Helps Neck-Down Paralyzed Man to Control Robotic Arm through Thoughts

Eric Sorto was 21 years old when he became paralyzed from the neck down due to a gunshot. Two years back, he has undergone a groundbreaking experimental brain surgery at the Keck Medicine of USC.

In the surgery, brain electrodes developed at Caltech were implanted in this Southern Californian man at the Keck Medicine of USC. These electrodes have been helping Sorto to control a robotic arm just from his thoughts.

Acetaminophen/Paracetamol Lowers testosterone Production in Pregnant Mothers

Acetaminophen/Paracetamol Lowers testosterone Production in Pregnant Mothers

In an informative study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists have attempted to focus attention on the harmful effects of acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol or Panadol, the most common medicines administered for managing pain or fevers during pregnancy.

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have found evidence of diminished testosterone levels in unborn boys, due to the continuous use of painkillers containing acetaminophen by pregnant mothers.

‘Metabolic Syndrome’ Affects Black Women More, confirms Study

‘Metabolic Syndrome’ Affects Black Women More, confirms Study

In a study published in the Journal of American Heart Association, on May 20, researchers have found black women to be more susceptible to contracting serious heart diseases, as compared to white women.

Amputees Can Now Control Their Bionic Prosthetic Limbs Using IMES

Amputees Can Now Control Their Bionic Prosthetic Limbs Using IMES

Ossur, an Icelandic orthopaedics company, has developed tiny implanted myoelectric sensors (IMES) that helped amputees to control their bionic prosthetic limbs with the commands sent from their brain.

Ossur's Orthopedic surgeon and director of research and development, Thorvaldur implanted the tiny sensors into the residual muscle tissue of two amputees that they said is responsible for triggering the movement in the prosthesis via a receiver.

Study reveals why Passengers like Tomato Juice on a Plane

Study reveals why Passengers like Tomato Juice on a Plane

According to reports, a number of passengers preferred to have tomato juice on planes. But, why people accept such food on planes? Researchers of a new study claimed that they have found why people are so inclined to the tomato juice even at 30,000 feet above the earth's surface.

Washington DC Fittest Among 50 Metros, Reports US Fitness Index

Washington DC Fittest Among 50 Metros, Reports US Fitness Index

According to the 2015 American Fitness Index data, released on Tuesday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, Washington DC, for the second year in a row, has bagged the title of being the fittest of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas in the country, followed by Minneapolis St. Paul and San Diego. The Indianapolis area has been tagged as the least fit major metro area this year.

The Firmer You Grip, The Longer You Live!

The Firmer You Grip, The Longer You Live!

A study that was published online in the medical journal, The Lancet, this Wednesday, established an uncanny link between a firm handshake and good health.

The study was conducted by researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and spawned a period of four long years, between 2003 and 2009. Data was collected from 139,691 people from 17 high and low income countries, including Canada.

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