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Trail mix and nuts sold by multiple brands recalled over glass risk

Trail mix and nuts sold by multiple brands recalled over glass risk

Arizona company SunTree Snack Foods is recalling a number of trail mixes and nuts sold under multiple brand names due to potential contamination with glass. The recall impacts brands sold by HEB, as well as Happy Belly and more. As expected, eating nuts or trail mixes that contain pieces of glass could be a major health risk.

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WHO recommends antibodies for two specific groups of COVID patients

WHO recommends antibodies for two specific groups of COVID patients

The World Health Organization recommends that antibodies be used with two specific groups of COVID-19 patients to help ensure they survive the disease. There are two recommendations in the latest update on the topic, both based on evidence and data from a number of trials -- some of which haven't yet been peer-reviewed.

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CDC endorses COVID-19 boosters as damning school mask study released

CDC endorses COVID-19 boosters as damning school mask study released

The US CDC is recommending COVID-19 booster shots for certain at-risk groups, joining the FDA in green-lighting extra injections as particularly virulent strains of coronavirus continue to spread widely. The announcement comes alongside newly published CDC research about mask-wearing in schools, and how areas without consistent school masking policies are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Sunscreen safety: FDA details new ingredient and label changes

Sunscreen safety: FDA details new ingredient and label changes

Baz Luhrmann may have been convinced by the benefits of sunscreen, but the US FDA is weighing in with new potential changes to how sunblock is formulated and labeled. The proposed revisions and updates focus on ensuring the active ingredients in sunscreen are sufficient - and safe - and that product packaging is clear and not misleading.

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FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster shot, but only for some people

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster shot, but only for some people

The US Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized the administration of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but only for select people who are at a greater than typical risk of developing a severe infection. The authorization comes only days after the agency rejected plans to offer anyone who wanted one a booster shot.

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Stanford study finds insulin resistance has huge impact on depression risk

Stanford study finds insulin resistance has huge impact on depression risk

Resistance to the hormone insulin may double one's risk of developing major depressive disorder, according to a new study from Stanford University. Insulin resistance is a common issue that involves a change in how the body responds to the hormone, leading to higher blood sugar and, potentially, type-2 diabetes. Both health and lifestyle factors can play a role in the condition.

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Impossible Pork released, “beating the animal again”

Impossible Pork released, “beating the animal again”

Impossible Foods released their first commercially available Impossible Pork product today. This is the latest meat-like products from the company, Impossible Port Made From Plants. The first place this food will be available is at the Momofuku Ssäm Bar at Pier 17 in New York City, NY, USA, as served by Chef David Chang. After that, it'll be available in places like Hong Kong starting on October, and Singapore later this year.

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Common dog parasite is mutating to resist the drugs that destroy it

Common dog parasite is mutating to resist the drugs that destroy it

One of the most common parasites that infest dogs -- hookworms -- is developing a resistance to all of the drugs approved by the FDA to treat the infection, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. This parasite infects a dog's intestines, leading to anemia, weight loss, and other issues that threaten the dog's health and life.

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Lab-made llama nanobodies may be a potent treatment for COVID-19

Lab-made llama nanobodies may be a potent treatment for COVID-19

Llamas may be the key to a simple and effective COVID-19 treatment, according to a new study from The Rosalind Franklin Institute. Key to this potential treatment is nanobodies, a unique type of small antibody produced by llamas. This isn't the first time researchers have looked at llama antibodies as a potential way to treat diseases in humans -- llamas similarly offer the potential for addressing influenza.

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Chocolate milk recalled in multiple states over failed pasteurization

Chocolate milk recalled in multiple states over failed pasteurization

Green Field Farms, a business in central Ohio, has announced a recall of around 1,200 containers of chocolate milk distributed in many states east of the Mississippi river over a pasteurization issue. According to the advisory, this milk may not have been pasteurized adequately, leaving the potential for a foodborne illness resulting from pathogens that may be present.

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Study finds severe COVID-19 infections can cause long-term delirium

Study finds severe COVID-19 infections can cause long-term delirium

Some COVID-19 patients who develop severe infections leading to hospitalization, including stays in the ICU, may experience long-term delirium, according to a new study from the University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine. The study involved around 150 people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the early days of the pandemic, the majority of whom ended up experiencing delirium.

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COVID-19 sets grim US pandemic record with more deaths than 1918 flu

COVID-19 sets grim US pandemic record with more deaths than 1918 flu

Despite having access to multiple readily available vaccines, the number of people contracting and dying from COVID-19 in the US has been climbing, putting the healthcare system under incredible strain. More than a year after the pandemic was officially declared, the number of US deaths caused by SARS-CoV-2 has exceeded the estimated death toll of the 1918 flu.

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