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A Million Pounds Of Chicken Recalled Over Metal Shards
Check your freezer, because you might need to throw out some contaminated chicken STAT.  OK Foods Inc. is recalling 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last week. The recall occurred after five people complained of discovering metal objects in the ready-to-eat chicken, a problem confirmed by the FSIS.  “After an internal investigation, [OK Foods] identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting,” the press release...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temple, Independence Blue Cross taking 'non-traditional' route with 18-month contract extension
Independence Blue Cross and Temple University Health System said Wednesday they have signed an 18-month contract extension that makes Temple the first provider in the region to formally express their intent to join Independence ’s new patient-centric model known as the Independence Facilitated Health Networks. The Philadelphia-based health insurer said its new “non-traditional, collaborative” model goes beyond the traditional negotiating of new contracts and enhancing existing reimbursement…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

E.Coli outbreak: Blue cheese source of food poisoning which led to child's death
BLUE cheese was the source of an E.coli outbreak which caused the death three-year-old child.
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 1M Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled
The chicken was recalled over concerns about the possibility of bits of metal in the product
Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Chickens Were Harmed In The Making Of This Fried Chicken
The taste testers munched thoughtfully on the chicken tenders. “Delicious,” they said, if only a little spongier than usual. Most agreed they would eat it again. “It tastes like chicken,” one diner marvelled. “I went back for seconds,” said another. The chicken the group had devoured was unlike anything they’d ever eaten. It was chicken, alright, but chicken that had never once breathed, or clucked, or been slaughtered.  The chicken tenders were produced by Memphis Meats, a Silicon Valley-based food tech company that says it’s successfully developed the world’s fir...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Giant Chicken Is Making Everyone On Twitter Freak Out
If birds are the living relatives of dinosaurs, then this chicken’s practically a T. Rex. A clip of a giant clucker strutting its stuff became a social media sensation over the weekend because it looked like Foghorn Leghorn had come to life.  Most of the commenters on social media and on reddit were torn between refusing to believe it was real, and noting that it was likely an especially large breed called a Brahma chicken, or in this case a Brahma rooster. According to the Livestock Conservancy, such creatures generally weigh around 12 pounds, but have been known to reach 18 pounds. It’s not cle...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Social Action Fund Beneficiaries in Plea for Chicken Disease Control
[Daily News] POULTRY disease outbreaks pose a huge challenge among beneficiaries of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) grants programme, forcing them to seek expert help to prevent their chicken from dying and losing their small businesses.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness ® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk
Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness ® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bird Flu Hits Another Tyson Chicken Farm In Tennessee
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bird flu that is highly lethal to poultry has infected a second commercial chicken farm in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods Inc, company and state officials said on Thursday. The finding expands an outbreak near the major chicken-producing states of Alabama and Georgia, and is the second in the type of breeder flock crucial for keeping the chicken-meat industry supplied with birds. A case of less dangerous bird flu was confirmed in Alabama on Thursday. In Tennessee, authorities have started to cull the infected flock of 55,000 chickens in Lincoln County, to contain the highly pathogenic H7N9 flu, acc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Datto: keeping safe program - Vassallo E.
The Blue Datto Foundation has a vision that; each person has a right to enter adulthood carrying positive attitudes and behaviours, supported and encouraged by their families, friends and communities. In order to achieve this vision, Blue Datto provides at...
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Sea sparkle' plankton turns water blue off Tasmania – video report
Waters off the coast of Tasmania turned a shimmering blue this week, a phenomenon known as ‘noctiluca scintillans’, or sea sparkle. Despite people flocking to photograph the eerie scene, scientists have warned that it is, in fact, a worrying sign of climate changeTasmania ’s coastline glows in the dark as plankton turn blueContinue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Climate change Oceans Tasmania Environment Australia news Science World news Source Type: news

SCIENCE FACT: Chicken pox vaccine is made with "human embryonic lung cell cultures" and human diploid cell cultures from aborted fetal tissue
(Natural News) Every individual or organization that tells you chicken pox vaccines are not made with human fetal tissue cell lines is engaged in science denialism. It is an irrefutable science fact that varicella (chicken pox) vaccines are made with not just aborted human fetal tissue cell lines, but also cells take from guinea pigs...
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's showdown with Blue Cross could push 70,000 out of network
The nonprofit that runs Children's Hospitals and Clinics said Wednesday it has terminated its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, a dispute that could affect tens of thousands of patients. The Star Tribune reports on the announcement, which Children’s Minnesota officials said was prompted by demands for discounts by Blue Cross for patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program, called Medical Assistance. You can read the dueling press releases here: Blue Cross' statement…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

U.S. chicken, egg companies heighten security after bird flu case
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Top U.S. chicken and egg companies ramped up procedures to protect birds from avian flu on Monday, a day after the federal government confirmed the nation's first case of the virus at a commercial operation in more than a year.
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bird Flu Found In Tyson Chicken Farm, Over 70,000 Birds To Be Euthanized
(Reuters) - A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this represented the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry in the United States this year. It is the first time HPAI has been found in Tennessee, the state government said. Tyson, the biggest chicken meat producer in the United States, said in a statement it ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu found in Tennessee chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm
(Reuters) - A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Parent company of Florida Blue purchases Arizona-based company
Florida Blue's parent company has purchased an Arizona-based company that offers risk adjustment and population care management services. GuideWell Mutual Holdings Corp. acquired PopHealthCare LLC, according to a GuideWell announcement on Thursday. PopHealthCare will operate as a fifth business unit and will serve as the foundation for GuideWell's expansion into population health management. The company said in a statement it plans to focus on "post-acute and in-home care for individuals with complex…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Derek Gilliam Source Type: news

ACA losses down at Blue Cross Blue Shield, net income inches up
Net income increased at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2016 as losses from Affordable Care Act plans – which have plagued the company in recent years– were down. BCBSNC reported Wednesday net income of $185 million last year, or 2.4 percent of its $7.8 billion in revenue. That compares to net income of just $500,000 in 2015 and a net loss of $50 million in 2014, largely linked to the company’ s costly ACA business. Revenue for 2015 was $8.2 billion. In October, BCBSNC president…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Subway defends its chicken after CBC Marketplace report
Hungry for more detail about that Subway chicken report? Here's more about the test that everyone's talking about, including the results on the sandwich chain's chicken.
Source: CBC | Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

DNA tests say Subway's Oven-Roasted Chicken is actually 50% soy product
(Natural News) A food science story is rapidly going viral, claiming that Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken is only 50% chicken, with the rest being soy (that’s almost certainly GMO soy). Covered in CBC News out of Canada, the story cites researcher Matt Harnden at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory. The lab says it test “meat”...
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SUBWAY Denies Report That 50% Of Its Chicken Is Not Really Chicken
If it ' s not chicken, what could it be?
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

SUBWAY Denies Report That About 50% Of Its Chicken Is Not Really Chicken
If it ' s not chicken, what could it be?
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Subway Denies Report That Its Chicken Is Only About 54 Percent Meat
Subway says its chicken is the real deal, despite some claims to the contrary.  The chain’s chicken meat contains only about half real chicken DNA, according to the results of an investigation commissioned by Canada’s CBC News. The rest is mostly soy, the CBC says. It’s often reported that fast food chicken has added ingredients. But Subway says the CBC’s claims are false, at least concerning its chicken served in both the U.S. and Canada. “The accusations made... about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading,” a Subway spokesman told HuffP...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Science Board Considering Focus on ‘Blue Collar STEM’
During their first meeting of the year, members of the  National Science Board enthusiastically discussed a proposed initiative to better understand and support the “blue collar STEM” workforce, although some expressed reservations about the label and others probed the extent to which such an effort is within the scope of the National Science Found ation’s mission.
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - March 1, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Stocks To Benefit From The FTSE 100 Blue-Chip Index Reshuffle
With the upcoming reshuffle in the FTSE 100, the blue-chip stocks of Britain ' s leading companies, is about to be announced by FTSE Russell this week the pulse on prospective companies set to be promoted or relegated is gauged with input from award winning on-line UK brokerage The Share Centre.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Source Type: news

DNA Tests: Subway Sandwiches Short on Chicken
The majority of the remaining DNA in the Subway chicken products was soy, testing showed
Source: WebMD Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Cutting Out Dairy For 3 Weeks Did To My Skin
My battle with acne started in middle school. It's better than it used to be, and I'm much better at concealing it, but breakouts still happen even in my late 20s. While I've tried a lot of products aimed at zapping my zits, and some have worked more successfully than others (salicylic acid face wash, I love you), I've never tried to overhaul my diet for better skin. There's reason to believe that it would help, especially when it comes to dairy. Let me back up for a second. There's no ironclad consensus among dermatologists that eliminating dairy will magically give you the complexion of a skincare spokesmodel. Some studi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken
Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches while dining at fast food restaurants may find a Marketplace analysis of what they contain a little hard to swallow.
Source: CBC | Health - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues
Title: After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the BluesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Tyson Foods accelerates shift away from antibiotics in chicken
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GM 'surrogate hens' could lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists say
Radical plan to maintain diversity of gene pool proposes use of genetically modified chickens as surrogate mothersTheRumpless Game is squawky and, as its name suggests, lacks a tail, while theBurmese Bantam, has fantastically flared leg feathers and a head like a feather duster. But the true value of rare chicken breeds, according to a team of scientists working to save them from obsolescence, is not their decorative crests and plumage, but the diversity they bring to the chicken gene pool.In a radical plan to preserverare varieties such as theNankin,Scots Dumpy andSicilian Buttercup, scientists at the the University of Ed...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent in Boston Tags: Genetics Biology Animals Science US news World news Birds Environment Wildlife GM Source Type: news

Independence Blue Cross leader talks repeal & replace of ACA
With the Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress committed to repealing at least parts of the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with something different, health care providers and insurers find themselves in a holding pattern waiting to see exactly how the changes play out. Daniel J. Hilferty talked to the Business Journal this week about all the uncertainty, offering his perspective as president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and second-term chairman of the national Blue…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Sharing maritime space to unlock growth in the blue economy
From mussel farming to wind farms, the EU-funded MARIBE project showed how various marine projects could cut costs and benefit from each other by linking up. Optimising the use of our oceans and seas would also stimulate growth in the blue economy.
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

'He's blue': 151 overdoses in 1 city
Louisville emergency crews responded to 151 calls of overdoses over a four-day span, a blistering pace that stretched and strained resources. CNN rode along to get a glimpse of the growing heroin crisis. "He's blue," one frantic 911 caller says.
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield N.C. to retire
Brad Wilson – president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) – will retire later this year, the company announced Monday. He began his tenure at BCBSNC in 1996, and became president and CEO in 2010. “It’s been a privilege to work for a company that has been helping North Ca rolinians live healthier for the past 84 years,” Wilson said in a statement. “Now is a good time to transition leadership to the next CEO – one who will lead Blue Cross through the next…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Roses are red. Violets are blue. What gives flowers those eye-catching hues?
To solve the mystery of why roses are red and violets are blue, scientists are peering into the genes of plant petals. "When you ask anyone how one flower is different from another, for most of us, color is the feature that first comes to mind," says evolutionary biologist Stacey Smith of the University of Colorado Boulder. Most people don't think about why a flower is a particular color, but it's an important question for biologists, says Prosanta Chakrabarty, a program ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191052&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Chicken sausage meatballs
This is the perfect make-ahead meal for the weekend. Learn how to roll meatballs with ground chicken breast, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings.?Store uncooked meatballs in the fridge overnight or freeze for up to 3 months. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives
A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the Northern Indian Ocean where whales are likely to be encountered.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Host birds reject brown parasitic eggs more often the blue-green eggs
, a new study has concluded.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the Northern Indian Ocean where whales are likely to be encountered. The team of scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project published the findings in the journal Diversity and Distributions.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boys In Chairs: That Time I Couldn't Masturbate By Myself Anymore
In the summer of 2014, I wrote a blog post entitled, "Boys and Girls in Chairs: The 'Right' to Get Off". In the post, I spoke pretty candidly about my experiences with masturbation and the trials and realities of performing this act when one is as disabled as I am. It was light and funny with a few quips here and there about "choking the chicken thrown in for brevity". Towards the end of that post I asked, "What happens if one can't do it themselves?" At the time, I was talking about a hypothetical person. I never considered -- really considered -- the realities of what it might feel like to not be able to achieve self-ple...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tyson may have manipulated chicken prices, and other MoneyWatch headlines
SEC investigating if Tyson manipulated chicken prices; smart TV maker settles charges of secretly tracking consumers; and Labor Secretary nominee hired an undocumented worker. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Earth, PETNet expand Axumin distribution
Radiopharmaceutical developer Blue Earth Diagnostics and Siemens Healthineers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth reports milestone for Axumin PET tracer Blue Earth, PETNet roll out Axumin FDA approves Blue Earth PET agent for prostate cancer Blue Earth opens U.S. office, names execs FDA accepts Blue Earth's PET agent application
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blue Cross hires former CEO of UnitedHealth's startup insurer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has hired Tom Vanderheyden, the co-founder and former CEO of startup insurer Harken Health, as president of diversified business. Vanderheyden's responsibilities will include oversight of Stella, a venture Eagan-based Blue Cross launched in October, a spokesman said. Stella is part of Blue Cross' efforts to expand beyond the traditional health insurance business. Vanderheyden most recently led Harken Health, which UnitedHea lth Group Inc. started t o experiment…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news