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A chicken-flavored electrolyte drink could help sniffer dogs stay hydrated
(Frontiers) The first comparison of plain water, electrolyte injections and a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink as techniques for keeping sniffer dogs hydrated when working in hot weather finds that while all are safe and effective, dogs drink more and are more hydrated when given a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

On a roll: blue whales switch 'handedness' when rolling to scoop food
Blue whales show ‘lateralisation’ – like handedness in humans – when rolling, choosing left or right depending on depth and type of rollThey are the largest animals on Earth, can live to around 90 years old and have a tongue that weighs as much as an elephant. Now scientists have revealed another insight into blue whales: how they roll.A study has found that blue whales have a tendency to roll to one side or the other when lunging for prey, with the preference apparently down to the depth of the water and the type of roll they execute.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Animal behaviour Whales Cetaceans Marine life Environment Biology Science Source Type: news

Blue Planet II: what have we learned so far?
The documentary ’s marvels are not just new to television – many are new to science as well. From hyper-intelligent fish to the origin of life itself, we round up the series’s biggest discoveriesIt is testament to the number of spectacles packed into Blue Planet II that the strategic change of gender a giant wrasse is – scientifically speaking, at least – one of the least remarkable. Changing gender, or sequential hermaphroditism, is a fact of life for more than 400 species of fish, andhas already been widely studied.But many of the programme ’s marvels are new not just to television but to science itself. Some...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt Tags: David Attenborough Television & radio Culture Factual TV Documentary Wildlife Environment Source Type: news

Blue Cross Plans Partner With Alphabet Venture To Manage Diabetes
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are partnering with Alphabet-backed Onduo to monitor glucose levels of patients with diabetes using a wearable device designed to help improve health outcomes.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Chicken Recalled For Metal Risk
The affected chicken was sold at Trader Joe's, Wegmans and Costco.
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A "bat signal" for bees? Scientists have discovered that common garden flowers have an "invisible blue halo" for attracting bees
(Natural News) What was thought to be a disorder in petal surfaces of certain flowers turned out to be an ingenious adaptation to attract bumblebees which are usually found hanging around flowers with more blue and purple hues, scientists discovered. The discovery came as a shock to the scientists when they found out, after some...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to build a portable chicken coop or chicken tractor
(Natural News) Ever had problems with having your chickens – especially laying hens – forage on fresh ground every week or two? It sure is difficult to manage your flock and find fresh ground for them at the same time. A movable, portable chicken tractor might just be the solution you’re looking for. If you’re a...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2017 CFO of the Year: Jay Matushak, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
When Jay Matushak joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in 2015, the insurance provider was experiencing a wave of uncertainty after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act ’s health insurance marketplaces. That year, the company experienced a loss of $265 million on individual health plans. Matushak helped slow the losses and led new initiatives across the company to get it back to steadier ground. In 2016, Matushak cut the losses on individual health plans by near ly half. He introduced…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Keranen Source Type: news

Florida Blue to stop covering controversial opiates
Jacksonville-based Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, has announced that it will no longer cover OxyContin starting Jan. 1, 2018 in its commercial insurance lines. The move is in response to a nationwide opioid epidemic. President Donald Trump declared a National Public Health Emergency regarding the opioid epidemic in October, and Gov. Rick Scott has signed an executive order proclaiming the issue a "statewide emergency." Florida Blue has made the move b ecause the drug is easier…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Derek Gilliam Source Type: news

Anthem Turns To New CEO Familiar With Blue Cross And UnitedHealth Playbooks
Gail Boudreaux will become the next CEO of Anthem, replacing Joe Swedish. Boudreaux has led other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and the health insurance business at UnitedHealth Group.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Maple Leaf chicken breast strips recalled after reported illnesses
Maple Leaf Foods is recalling some of its chicken breast strips across Canada after some people reported getting sick.
Source: CBC | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Health Tip: Handle Chicken With Care
-- Chicken is a mainstay in many American households, but it may lead to food poisoning if not cooked properly and handled with care. Foodsafety.gov suggests how to help keep your family safe: Wash handswith warm soapy water for 20 seconds before...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Assessing the impact of vulnerability on perceptions of social cohesion in the context of community resilience to disaster in the Blue Mountains - Redshaw S, Ingham V, McCutcheon M, Hicks J, Burmeister O.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of network communications, community participation and elements of vulnerability on the perception of social cohesiveness in the Blue Mountains local government area (Blue Mountains LGA). DESIGN: A questionnaire was ...
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Contaminated chicken: Government looks at farmers, rather than processing plants, for the blame
(Natural News) Butchers and small-scale farm shops are currently being scrutinized by the Food Standard Agency (FSA) amidst allegations that they are selling chicken contaminated with the food poisoning bacterium Campylobacter, according to a report by The Daily Mail. The FSA has determined 54 percent of chicken sold on High Street (a primary business street market...
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dana Partners Project Pink Blue Initiative
[Guardian] In commemoration of the International Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dana Air and Project Pink Blue, a 'cancer -fighting' organisation have hosted the Pink October Walk, Race and Cycle against cancer at LTV/Radio Lagos Arena, Ikeja, Lagos.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections
Backyard chicken trend leads to spike in poultry-related diseases
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says
The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products.
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'The father of the 2 degrees limit': Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association. The Blue Planet Prize honors outstanding thinkers who help to meet challenges of planetary dimensions. It is awarded by the Asahi Glass Foundation and handed over in presence of Japan's Imperial Prince and Princess. Schellnhuber received the prize for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis, and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC ’s rate increase for ACA plans approved
The N.C. Department of Insurance has approved Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ’s requested premium rate increase of 14.1% for Affordable Care Act plans in 2018. Blue Cross NC — the only insurer to again offer ACA plans in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in 2018 — announced in August that it had lowered its requested rate increase from the original 22.9% it outl ined in May. Even with the lowered rate increase, Gary Bolt, vice president of the insurer's Individual Under…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Flowers use 'blue halo' optical trick to attract bees, say researchers
The blue light, which can sometimes be seen by humans, is cast by tiny ridges of different height and spacing on petals, scientists have discoveredFlowers might seem like one of life ’s simple pleasures, but it turns out there might be more to them than meets the eye.Researchers have discovered that certain species of flowering plants boast tiny ridges on their petals that, thanks to variations in their height or spacing, scatter light to cast a blueish hue over the blooms.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Science Wild flowers Bees Insects Wildlife Environment Source Type: news

Butchers and farm shops under spotlight over dirty chicken
Butchers and farm shops are under the spotlight amid allegations they are selling dirty chicken. At the same time, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is scaling back the policing of supermarkets.
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Janes chicken products recalled due to salmonella
Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, as part of an investigation of an illness outbreak.
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Defense of Animal Agriculture: Bipartisan Report of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. 10/2017 This 62-page report finds that the increasing rate of emerging and reemerging animal diseases, along with threats and attempts by those intending to attack food and agriculture, point to the need to reduce the biological risk to America ' s food and agricultural sector. It includes the Blue Ribbon Study Panel ' s evaluation of threats to animal agriculture, central to the health and well-being of the population and the security of one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower cost
Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost
Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?
Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues?
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help, Study Suggests Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help, Study Suggests
Several measures improved with the use of blue light-blocking glasses in a randomized trial, but not everyone is convinced.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help With Sleep, Cognition Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help With Sleep, Cognition
Several measures improved with the use of blue light-blocking glasses in a randomized trial, but not everyone is convinced.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Blue Cross to terminate contracts with Nivano, affecting over 45,000 patients
Anthem Blue Cross will transition 45,000 HMO members and Medi-Cal recipients from Nivano Physicians, reassigning about 4,000 patients to new primary care physicians.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

OSF terminates hospital contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
OSF HealthCare is terminating its PPO agreements with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois at all of its hospitals in the state, with the exception of Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?
Title: Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Great American Deli Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg And Soy In Premium Chicken Salad Wheatberry Sandwich
Great American Deli of Ooltewah, Tennessee is recalling 816 Premium Chicken Salad Wheatberry Sandwich Lot Number 17 198 because they have the wrong ingredient statement and contain undeclared eggs and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How yellow and blue make green in parrots
(Cell Press) Many brightly colored birds get their pigments from the foods that they eat, but that's not true of parrots. Now, researchers reporting a study of familiar pet store parakeets -- also known as budgies -- have new evidence to explain how the birds produce their characteristic yellow, blue, and green feathers.The findings reported in the journal Cell on Oct. 5 promise to add an important dimension to evolutionary studies of parrots, the researchers say.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

King Soopers Recalls Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich (6.8oz) Because of Possible Health Risk
King Soopers said today it has recalled its chicken salad sandwiches that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO
Molecular imaging firm Blue Earth Diagnostics is highlighting interim clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth touts Axumin reader training results Blue Earth, PETNet expand Axumin distribution Blue Earth PET radiotracer IDs prostate cancer recurrence Blue Earth reports milestone for Axumin PET tracer Blue Earth, PETNet roll out Axumin
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Chicken Pox
-- While chicken pox is not as common as it used to be, youngsters and unvaccinated adults are still at risk. The highly contagious disease is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blue Cross wins North Carolina's medical claims contract — again
North Carolina ’s State Health Plan board of trustees has awarded the 2019 Third Party Administrator medical claims contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The current TPA contract – also with BCBSNC – expires Dec. 31, 2018. BCBSNC beat out rival bidders United Healthcare, MedCost and Aetn a. State Treasurer Dale Folwell first announced the award at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. According to an announcement from the office of the North Carolina Treasurer, Blue Cross…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Sudan: New Cholera Cases in Central Darfur and Sennar, Hepatitis in Blue Nile
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei / El Souki / Ed Damazin -Seven new cholera cases were recorded in the camps for the displaced near Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, over the weekend. The isolation centre in Nierteti received four new patients. Cholera is spreading again in eastern Sudan's Sennar. Hundreds of people have reportedly been infected with Hepatitis B in Blue Nile state's Geissan.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UAB lands $1.5M from Blue Cross
The UAB School of Public Health has received $1.5 million to establish the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Endowed Chair in Health Economics. This is the first endowed chair for the School of Public Health. “This gift is timely given the changes in our country’s health care industry,” said Dr. Max Michael III, dean of the UAB School of Public Health. “We will use the funds to attract a thought leader in health economics to further the development of our students and ongoing research…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

‘He’s Making Things Happen.’ Trump Fans Rally in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this week, a middle-aged woman who gave her name only as Jessica boarded an Amtrak train in Richmond, California, and made the three day trip eastward to Washington. In her bag was a red, white and blue T-shirt and a beanie that simply read “TRUMP.” “Where I’m from, you’re not free to express your political opinions without harm or shunning,” she said, after declining to give her full name. “Free speech has been repressed by violence. You can’t have a Trump bumper sticker on your car. And listen — I don’t consider myself a Republican. I’m an American...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump protests washington White House Source Type: news

ACHC Sleep Accreditation Accepted by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is pleased to announce that Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and its affiliates will accept ACHC Sleep Accreditation for freestanding sleep laboratories...(PRWeb September 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14694041.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nestl é Just Announced a Huge Blue Bottle Coffee Deal. What’s That?
Nestlé doubled down on its coffee business Thursday, acquiring a majority stake in high-end coffee brand Blue Bottle Coffee. The Swiss food and drink company is taking 68% of Blue Bottle for about $425 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nestlé’s stock is so far even on the deal just before market close on Thursday. Blue Bottle Coffee, based in Oakland, California, has about 40 locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo. But what makes the trendy coffee shop special enough that Nestlé wants in? Here’s what you need to know about Blue Bottle Coff...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Coffee mergers and acquisitions nestle onetime Source Type: news