Health

An expert panel has voted for the F.D.A to impose strict new limitations on the testosterone industry. The panel recommends that the agency tighten labels for the medicines so they are not prescribed to men who only have problems related to aging, such as low energy or libido. The agency will likely take the advice of the expert panel.

Traumatic head injury

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been all over social media lately with the all familiar ice bucket challenge. The attention A.L.S. is getting from the challenge has raised the debate of whether or not contact sports of vigorous exercise might somehow contribute to the development of the fatal disease.

Fall into good habits this autumn! Follow these simple health and safety tips to keep your family safe this season:

1. Take steps to prevent the flu: get your family vaccinated each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Teach your kids to do the same.

Worker at workplace

The international Labor Organization (ILO) has announced that it will renew its efforts to improve workplace safety and health across the world.

ILO Director, General Guy Ryder said the organization would focus on creating a culture of intolerance towards risks at work. ILO plans to strengthen its focus on vulnerable groups such as migrant workers.

A worker

OSHA and NIOSH are aware of numerous preventable deaths and injuries involving temporary workers. For example, a 27-year-old male employed through a staffing agency to work as an equipment cleaner at a food manufacturing plant died while cleaning a piece of machinery. He came into contact with rotating parts and was pulled into the machine.

According to the FDA website, Kraft has recalled its Kraft American Singles because a supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards which could result in premature spoilage.

The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015:

12 oz. Kraft Singles (16 slices

16 oz. Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (36 count case)

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

There have been reports of four illnesses associated with these nut butters. The butters were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Safeway. A total of 45 production lots have been recalled.

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