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FDA and L.A. Star Seafood enter into Consent Decree

FDA and L.A. Star Seafood enter into Consent Decree

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered L. A. Star Seafood Company to stop processing and distributing smoked, salt-cured and pickled seafood products until they improve their sanitary conditions and work as per the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The Los Angeles food processor and distributor was given the orders as links were found between its ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish and listeriosis and botulism. The prosecutors were of the view that the manufacturer has been targeted earlier as well by inspectors with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Scientists collect information about DNA of Icelanders

Scientists collect information about DNA of Icelanders

Scientists have gathered more details about the DNA of Icelanders as compared to any other nation on earth. Genomes of more than 1 in every 100 people in the country have been sequenced by scientists at Amgen's DeCode Genetics.

Nordic quest of the company follows a theory that mutant genes could reveal the secrets of future medicine by finding uncommon human outliers whose DNA protects them against ailments that others suffer.

Scientists try to develop healthier, tastier chocolate

Scientists try to develop healthier, tastier chocolate

Scientists are trying to make a special kind of chocolate, which is expected to be healthier and tastier. They want to make the chocolate much tastier than any other chocolate available. They want a chocolate, which is more nutritious and is rich in antioxidants.

Chocolate is known to offer many health benefits, together with irresistible taste. Chocolate reduces the blood pressure and also helps lower the bad cholesterol level and reduce the risk of stroke.

Merck’s Keytruda is more Effective Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

Merck’s Keytruda is more Effective Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

Pharmaceutical company Merck announced on Tuesday that it has received positive results from Phase III trial of Keytruda drug. The company stated that the drug met its two primary endpoints in the study as first-line treatment for patients with melanoma.

More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

A study from the Alzheimer's Association has found that more than half of patients with Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline, have never been told about the disease by their doctors.

Zion National Park Employee suffering from Tuberculosis

Zion National Park Employee suffering from Tuberculosis

On Thursday, officials of Zion National Park said that one of the park's employees has tuberculosis (TB), an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which affects the lungs. While confirming the case, David Eaker, a spokesperson for Zion, said that a male employee working at the Zion Lodge informed the park officials about his test result on March 13.

Parasites can Play Vital Role in driving Cannibalism

Parasites can Play Vital Role in driving Cannibalism

Researchers from the University of Leeds, Queen's University Belfast and Stellenbosch University in South Africa conducted a study and found that parasites play an important role in driving cannibalism.

The researchers studied feeding behavior in an experiment carried out on freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland. It was found that a small parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only increases cannibalism among the shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus, but it also makes the infected shrimp more voracious.

Amputee files report against Woman for Wrongly Parking at Her Spot

Amputee files report against Woman for Wrongly Parking at Her Spot

A humble request to ask someone not to park in a spot reserved for Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg drew a surprising reply.

Ashley Brady, 26, of Miamisburg, lost her right leg in an accident last year, reported CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV.

They further told that Ashley has now learned to walk again with the prosthetic limb, but she was facing some trouble negotiating her apartment complex's parking lot in winter conditions.

Researchers find Common Genetic Traits that can help identify Role of Aspirin against Colon Cancer

Researchers find Common Genetic Traits that can help identify Role of Aspirin against Colon Cancer

Researchers have recently identified common genetic traits that they believe can explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. The results were published on Tuesday in Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers during the study gathered genetic and lifestyle data from 10 different studies involving more than 17,000 people. It was found that nearly half of the participants of the study had colon or rectal cancer.

Participants in those 10 studies were asked about their various habits. More than one-third of them used aspirin frequently.

ATX-101 yet to receive FDA’s Final Approval

ATX-101 yet to receive FDA’s Final Approval

The Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week recommended the approval of a new injectable drug. The drug, known as ATX-101, has been specifically designed to eliminate double chins without surgery.

The drug ATX-101 now only needs to receive the final approval from the FDA before selling it in the U. S. market. The drug is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps body to break down the fat received from food.

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