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Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

Title: Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women
Category: Health News
Created: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
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FDA Consumer Advisory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises consumers not to eat goat cheese products manufactured by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, Penn. (Apple Tree), because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Baxter Initiates Voluntary Recall of All Unexpired Lots of 50mm 0.2 Micron Filters

Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, announced today it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of 50mm 0.2 micron filters (product code H93835) due to the potential for a missing filter support membrane and for potential presence of particulate matter. These issues are associated with a component manufactured by an external supplier, and were identified prior to patient involvement as a result of complaints from customers at compounding facilities.
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Impax Laboratories, Inc. Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall for One Lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet 200 mg Due to the Potential for 100 mg Blister Cards being Packaged in 200 mg C...

Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) announced today that the Company had issued a voluntary nationwide retail level recall on August 19, 2016 for one lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) 200 mg.
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HP Hood LLC Voluntarily Recalls Protein Drinks From Its Sacramento Facility Due To Premature Spoilage

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its customers' wellness and safety, HP Hood LLC of Lynnefield, MA, is voluntarily recalling certain code dates of protein drinks from its Sacramento, CA, facility, due to the potential for premature product spoilage.
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Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study

Title: Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg

Title: Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Good Earth Egg Company Voluntarily Recalls Shell Eggs Because Of Possible Health Risk

Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has announced a voluntary recall of its shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
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Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress

Title: Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 2/22/2007 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Compounded or Repackaged Drugs Stored in Becton-Dickinson Syringes: FDA Expands Warning

An interaction with the rubber stopper in certain lots of these syringes can cause some drugs stored in these syringes to lose potency if filled and not used immediately.
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Mylan Institutional LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 13, 2015 – In April 2015, Mylan Institutional conducted a voluntary market withdrawal of 14 lots of Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10%w/v, packaged in 10 mL prefilled syringes (listed below). In June 2015, Mylan Institutional issued a second notification of the market withdrawal.
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Brett Anthony Foods Issues Recall For Undeclared Milk In Whole Foods Market Branded Vegetable Chili Sold From Whole Foods Market Naperville

Brett Anthony Foods is recalling two 8oz cups of Whole Foods Market® brand vegetable chili because they were labeled incorrectly and may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope by Pentax: FDA Safety Communication - UPDATE - Follow Pentax Validated Reprocessing Instructions

Updated recommendations to help prevent the spread of infection associated with the use of these devices.
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Request Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs In GFS® Brand Cheese Manicotti

Holland, MI - Request Foods, Inc. is recalling certain 68 oz. (4 LB 4 OZ) pans of GFS® Cheese Manicotti because the product inside may be Chicken Cannelloni, which contains egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
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Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot Of 0.25% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP Due to The Presence Of Particulate Matter Within a Single Vial

Lake Forest, IL - Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-1159-02, Lot 59-064- DK, Expiry 1NOV2017) at the hospital/retail level due to the presence of particulate matter within a single vial. The issue was identified through a confirmed complaint.
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Post Consumer Brands Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds Cereal Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Post Consumer Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds cereal because it contains sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The sunflower seeds were obtained from a supplier, SunOpta, which recalled its ingredient.
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First Source Recalls "Various Products Containing Sunflower Kernels Received From Our Supplier Sunopta" Because of Possible Health Risk

FIRST SOURCE of Tonawanda, NY, is recalling the following items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:
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Diabetes Medications Containing Saxagliptin and Alogliptin: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Heart Failure

FDA adding new Warnings and Precautions to the labels of medicines that contain saxagliptin or alogliptin to inform of the potential increased risk of heart failure.
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Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg

Title: Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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FDA Orders Recall under Consent Decree for all Custom Ultrasonics Automated Endoscope Reprocessors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered Custom Ultrasonics to recall all of its automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs) from health care facilities due to the firm's continued violations of federal law and a consent decree entered with the company in 2007. The identified violations could result in an increased risk of infection transmission.
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Limited Precautionary Recall of 5 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach Announced

organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of September 13 and Product Code B030298-001B08S due to test results indicating the presence of trace levels of the naturally-occurring element cadmium. The recall includes 1,290 cases distributed primarily to Western and Midwestern states.
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False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

Title: False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Nectar Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in CocoNoNut Cacao-Nectar Bar

Nectar Foods, Inc. of Portland, Oregon is recalling 300 CocoNoNut CACAO-NECTAR BAR’s because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almond run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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