Health

A Georgia chicken company has issued a massive product recall on some of its chicken nuggets. Despite it’s “natural” label, Appelgate Naturals – a Perdue brand – has revealed that a batch of its Chicken Nuggets may have been contaminated by foreign bodies after consumers complained of “small pieces of plastic” found inside the nugget. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Symptom #1: A fever that is 100.4 degrees F or higher in a baby younger than 4 months; higher than 101 degrees F in a baby 3 to 6 months; or higher than 103 degrees F in a child 6 months to 2 years

    Infants under 3 months old need immediate medical care if fever rises to 100.4 degrees F. In kids older than 2, fevers aren't urgent as long as your child appears to be well hydrated and acting normal.

Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kirchner LLC face a total of $161,100 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an explosion on January 31, 2014 that caused the collapse of brick walls, damage to electrical equipment, and injuries to two permanent employees and one temporary employee.

A sad story comes to us from Maine about a woman whose grandfather was sexually abused in 2006 in a nursing home. The Marro family believed their grandfather’s dementia was setting in and clogging his thoughts. As his health declined, they felt a Brunswick nursing home would be a safe place for him to live.

Johnson & Johnson has pulled hysterectomy devices from hospitals after being blamed from spreading cancer to women. The move amounts to an effective recall for the device called a laparoscopic power morcellator. J&J immediately stopped the sales of the devices in April 2014 after the U.S. FDA advised doctors not to use the tool, which slices up uterine masses called fibroids, and uteruses themselves, into fragments so they can be removed in minimally invasive surgery.

Safety Announcement
[7-3-2013] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil (marketed as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, Tribenzor, and generics) can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy. FDA has approved changes to the labels of these drugs to include this concern.

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