Cherry Tomato Recall announced for possible Salmonella Contamination

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of cherry tomatoes from Captial City Fruit, Inc that was shipped by Rio Queen Citrus Inc. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The cherry tomatoes were shipped on November 10 and Rio Queen Citrus Inc. received the produce on November 12. No illnesses were reported in association with this recall.

The recall involves certain lot numbers of the Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry Tomatoes, which were delivered to retail outlets between November 14th and November 18th.

CDC and NHLBI Survey on COPD identifies State-level occurrence Rates

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(Best Syndication News) - A newly released survey of COPD rates was released by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were nationally estimated as well as with surveys conducted in 21 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

The surveys included information about the COPD patients’ quality of life and healthcare resources available to them. The newly released 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey was conducted using phone calls throughout the United States. The BRFSS survey contacts people randomly via landline or mobile phones.

Women in Midlife benefited from Walking over 6,000 Steps Daily

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(Best Syndication News) - Get moving and counting at least 6,000 steps daily may improve the health outcome for women in midlife. A study found that increasing activity decreased the risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The researchers will be publishing their findings in the journal of the North American Menopause Society, Menopause.

While walking is the most obvious way to get 6,000 steps, it need not be from that activity. There were 292 women between 45 and 72 years old participating in the study. They wore pedometers that counted the number of steps they took each day. The participants were also measured for cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and waist and hip circumference. The researchers categorized the women who took over 6,000 steps as being active; those who stepped less were considered inactive.

Pump for Heart Failure Patients approved by FDA

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System. The device helps pump blood and is to be used for end-stage heart failure patients that are waiting for a heart transplant.

The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is used to improve the heart’s left ventricle ability to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body. With the HeartWare system, there is an implanted pump along with an external driver and power supply. The patient receiving the HeartWare device will be able to use it inside and outside of the hospital.

Heart attack risk goes up when income goes down

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(Best Syndication News) - Being unemployed can increase the risk for having an acute myocardial infarction, which is commonly known as a heart attack. The risk is increased if the person is unemployed, suffered multiple job losses, and has short times without work. The study results were published in the JAMA Network publication, Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.

The stress of losing a job is evident for many adults in the United States. The researchers wanted to see if there was a relationship between job loss and an increased risk for heart attacks.

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