May 17, 2024

USDA Tests Find No Bird Flu in Properly Cooked Burgers

Experiments found no virus in beef cooked to at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. U.S. researchers found no bird flu in ground beef inoculated with influenza and cooked to medium or well-done levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on May 16. USDA scientists took a surrogate of the highly pathogenic avian influenza A strain […]

May 16, 2024

FDA Announces Recall of Heart Device Warning of ‘Serious Injuries or Death’

So far, two deaths and 70 injuries have been reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of Abbott’s HeartMate 3 system after two deaths and dozens of injuries were reported, noting that “serious injuries or death” could be associated with the heart device. The current recall is the second one announced […]

May 16, 2024

Active in Middle Age, Healthy in Old Age: New Study

Staying or becoming active in middle age significantly affects quality of life in old age, a large study of women in Australia has found. Even if you’re middle-aged and sedentary, it’s not too late to improve your health and safeguard your old age through exercise. In fact, “It may be possible to ‘turn back the […]

May 15, 2024

Common Medications for ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Glaucoma

Many popular ADHD drugs activate the sympathetic nervous system. However, their downstream effects can inadvertently contribute to elevated eye pressure. Common drugs prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with an increased risk of glaucoma, a recent Canadian study found. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma is a […]

May 15, 2024

Alabama Joins Florida in Banning Lab-Grown Meat

Alabama has joined Florida to become the second state in the United States to ban lab-grown meat. Alabama’s bill—proposed by Republican Sen. Jack Williams (District 34), vice chair of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee—was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivy on May 7. The measure becomes effective on Oct. 1. The measure […]

May 14, 2024

Over $20 Million Paid out in Vaccine Injury Claims in Australia

The scheme has paid out over 6 percent of claims so far and is due to wrap up in September. The Australian government has paid out $20.5 million (US$13.2 million) in COVID-19 vaccine injury claims to people who experienced harm from the jab. Services Australia data provided to The Epoch Times reveals 6.82 percent of […]

May 13, 2024

Ultra-Processed Foods Pose Greater Risk for Early Death: Study

A recent long-term study links ultra-processed foods with higher all cause mortality. A recent study has found that eating ultra-processed foods (UPFs) can lead to a higher risk of early death. “As research into ultra-processed food gains momentum, so too does the debate,” wrote Kathryn Bradbury—a senior research fellow in the school of population health […]

May 13, 2024

Vaping May Damage the Outer Coating of the Eye, Impair Vision

Vaping is linked to certain health risks to the eye, especially pertaining to the outermost layers of the eye that play an important role in ocular comfort and vision. According to a recent systematic literature review led by researchers at the University of British Columbia, the impact of vaping on the ocular surface is “not […]