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Can Gene Editing Stop The Bird Flu? Here Is The Latest With Chickens
This study shows how CRISPR gene editing can make chicken cells resistant to the avian influenza virus.
Source: Healthcare News - June 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Is chicken really better than red meat for cholesterol levels?
Something we have been told for decades about our food may be wrong. A study out seems to suggest white meat, including poultry, may not be so healthy after all. It could affect your blood cholesterol level the same way as red meat. Dr. Tara Narula explains.
Source: Health News: - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Meat Is Just As Bad For Cholesterol Levels As Red Beef, Study Says
(CNN) — The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still hold true, because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute to cardiovascular disease, said the University of California, San Francisco researchers. This needs to be explored in more detail, they added. Non-meat proteins such as vegetables, dairy, and legumes, including beans, show the best cholesterol benefit, according to t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?
TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 -- Flying in the face of popular belief, new research suggests both red meat and white meat can drive up your cholesterol levels. The study was conducted by researchers from the Children ' s Hospital Oakland Research Institute...
Source: - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating chicken and other white meats is just as bad for your heart as a diet rich in red meats
Red meat has become a demonized ingredient in recent years, but researchers in California find white meat poses an equal risk to blood cholesterol levels, which can lead to heart disease.
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: Powder supplement that could help prevent heart disease
BEST supplements for the heart: It ’s important to look after your heart as failing to do so can result in life-threatening consequences. One way you can do this, to prevent conditions like heart disease, could be by taking a certain blue powder supplement.
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight Killed in Head-On Crash in Mississippi
SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) — Eight people were killed before dawn Monday in a head-on collision between a box truck and a passenger van on a rural highway. All the deceased were passengers in the van, Kemper County Sheriff James Moore told The Associated Press. They did tree work for an agricultural company, Moore said. Most were from Macon, Mississippi — about a 20-minute drive from the crash scene, he said. "We had rescue workers there who said that out of 25 to 30 years they've been doing this, they haven't had one this bad," Moore said. "The van is pretty tore up." The Mississippi Highway Patrol receive...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Perdue recalls nearly 32,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that customers allegedly found bits of 'bone material' in the products, although it's unclear when.
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 3, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Perdue Recalls Almost 32,000 Pounds of Chicken Poultry giant Perdue is recalling 31,702 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken, the company announced...
Source: - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Delicious but bad for your health: What makes the Southern Diet so unhealthy?
(Natural News) Southern-style cooking is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. However, a diet exclusively filled with mouthwatering foods from the South – collard greens with ham, deep-fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, and sweetened ice tea come to mind – can cause severe harm to your heart over the years. “The so-called Southern-style diet includes lots of fried foods,...
Source: - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds spirulina lowers blood pressure
(Natural News) Spirulina is easily one of nature’s most potent superfoods. The blue-green microalgae is highly regarded for its impressive nutritional content and antioxidant activity, and offers a host of health benefits. While the mainstream medical industry continues to eschew food as medicine, research continues to demonstrate that spirulina (and many other plants) do have...
Source: - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management Alert: DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding Among Single Adults at El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (Redacted)
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 5/30/2019. This 16-page report from the Office of Inspector General recommends that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take immediate steps to alleviate dangerous overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (PDT). Overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety not just to the detainees, but also to DHS agents and officers. The facility ’s cells are unable to accommodate the number of detainees currently being held, and the need to separate detainees with infectious diseases, such as chicken pox, s...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists engineer unique 'glowing' protein
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Biophysicists from MIPT and their colleagues from France and Germany have created a new fluorescent protein. Besides glowing when irradiated with ultraviolet and blue light, it is exceedingly small and stable under high temperatures. The authors believe the protein holds prospects for fluorescence microscopy. This technique is used in research on cancer, infectious diseases, and organ development, among other things.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Spicy Creole shrimp dish
This spicy shrimp dish is delicious over brown rice. Leftover seasoning blend can be stored in an airtight container for up to one month. Use it to add kick to cornbread, stewed chicken, rice or soups. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 30, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Minor ailments training for Welsh pharmacists could ‘free up GP time’
New minor ailments training for pharmacists is set to‘free up GP time’, the Welsh Government announced last week (23 May).  A£100,000 investment will see 50 pharmacists across the country receive specialist training in triaging and treating minor ailments such as chicken pox, conjunctivitis, sore throats, acute backache and acute dermatitis.  This will relieve the‘growing pressure’ on primary care services and‘free up GP time to manage more complex patient cases’, the Government said.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more
Source: Management in Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Birds perceive 'warm' colors differently from 'cool' ones
(Duke University) Birds may not have a word for maroon. Or burnt sienna. But show a zebra finch a sunset-colored object, and she'll quickly decide whether it looks more " red " or " orange. " A new study shows that birds mentally sort the range of hues on the blue-green side of the spectrum into two categories too, but the line between them is fuzzier, perhaps because " either/or " thinking is less useful in this part of the spectrum, researchers say.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Taking Screens Away Help Sleep-Deprived Teens?
MONDAY, May 27, 2019 -- Cutting teens ' evening screen time can improve their sleep in just one week, a new study finds. Research shows that exposure to too much light in the evening -- particularly blue light from smartphones, tablets and computers...
Source: - Daily MedNews - May 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Special lenses to filter out blue light could stop smartphones ruining sleep patterns, study claims 
Researchers from the Netherlands set out to assess the impact of blue, smartphone-emitted light in the evenings on the sleep patterns of young people in their own homes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors, Teachers On Strike in Blue Nile, West Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / El Geneina -Medical staff members of various hospitals in Ed Damazine and El Roseiris in Blue Nile state laid down their tools on Wednesday, in protest against the assault on doctors at Ed Damazin Royal Hospital earlier that day. Teachers in West Darfur say they will continue their strike until all their demands are met.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report
The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns.
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omitting Blue Dye Prior to Mohs Surgery for Melanoma: Is it Safe?
Researchers tested whether use of blue dye injection during sentinel lymph node biopsy can be safely omitted prior to Mohs surgery for malignant melanoma.
Source: CancerNetwork - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Blue KC invests in health network startup's $42M round
A Phoenix-based health network startup just raised a $42 million Series C round, and one of the investors is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Nine other Blue Cross plans also invested in the round, which was led by by customer-owned health insurer HCSC Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corp. Founded in 2015, Solera Health created an integrated network benefit that connects patients, payers and physicians throug hout the U.S. with community wellness organizations…
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

January 9, 2019: Owner of Seafood Company Sentenced to Prison for Blue Crab Scam
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Blue Cross Plans Back Solera Health ’s Social Determinants Venture
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are investing more than $40 million in Solera Health, which manages chronic disease and helps address patients social determinants of health.
Source: Healthcare News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Not just carrots: Study shows that bog bilberry can protect your eyes against blue light emitted by electronic devices
(Natural News) Blue light is the light emitted from cell phones and other gadgets. It can cause lasting damage to your eyes and may even lead to blindness. To protect the eyes from this harmful light, researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea suggest taking bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum). They found that bog bilberry...
Source: - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Time to Go Back to the Moon.’ Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Lunar Mission
(WASHINGTON) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return. Bezos, who was dwarfed by his mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at his presentation Thursday, says, “This is an i...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Blue Origin onetime Source Type: news

Blue Origin: Bezos company aims to take people to moon by 2024
The Amazon CEO ’s aerospace company is developing rockets for short space tourism trips and satellite launch contractsThe tech billionaires ’ space race is heating up.Jeff Bezos ’s aerospace company, Blue Origin, aims to take people to the moon by 2024, he announced on Thursday.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kari Paul in San Francisco and agencies Tags: Jeff Bezos Space Technology US news Science Source Type: news

Blue Earth touts presentations at AUA 2019
Molecular imaging firm Blue Earth Diagnostics is highlighting several presentations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth study reports Axumin can aid glioma diagnosis Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent Blue Earth expands PSMA-PET/CT imaging portfolio Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO
Source: Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tyson expands chicken strip recall to 12 million pounds of frozen meat
Tyson has issued an expansion of its recall of frozen chicken fingers after six people reported finding metal in their food. Three have claimed they sustained injuries from the chicken strips.
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 12 million pounds of Tyson chicken strips have been recalled because they might have metal
Tyson Foods has significantly expanded a recall of its chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal, federal food safety officials said Friday.
Source: - Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tyson Foods recalls almost 12 million pounds of chicken strips over contamination fears
Tyson Foods Inc significantly expanded a recall of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips to close to 12 million pounds (5.4 million kg) over contamination concerns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How VIAGRA could cure heart failure: Blue pill ‘restores organ’s ability to respond to adrenaline’
The little blue pill, used to treat erectile dysfunction, was found to slow and even reverse the progression of the condition in sheep in a study at the University of Manchester.
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian blue tongue lizard ancestor was round-in-the-tooth
(Flinders University) Reconstruction of the most complete fossil lizard found in Australia, a 15 million year old relative of our modern blue tongues and social skinks named Egernia gillespieae, reveals the creature was equipped with a robust crushing jaw and was remarkably similar to modern lizards.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota lays off 60 in Eagan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has eliminated 60 jobs at its headquarters in Eagan, according to a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website that tracks plant closings and mass layoffs. The report of the Eagan layoffs comes about a month after reports of Blue Cross' cutting of 40 jobs at its Virginia, Minn., location. Blue Cross, Minnesota's largest nonprofit health plan, has about 3,800 employees. Representatives there couldn't immediately be reached for comment. "Ensuring…
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alex Wittenberg Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas removes 14 DFW hospital emergency rooms from network
Customers who have health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas could face skyrocketing bills if they use certain hospital emergency rooms that are no longer in network after negotiations failed between BCBS and the emergency room contractor, according to a statement from BCBS. The change is effective immediately. When a patient walks into to an ER, they might assume the ER is run by the hospital it's attached to. That's not always the case. Many ER doctors are actually employed by outside…
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jake Harris Source Type: news

Why Meal Kits Aren ’t as Bad for the Environment as You Think
This study really motivates the need to carefully consider the food that we’re purchasing, and how we’re using the food that we buy.” Meal kits have a few sustainability benefits beyond reducing food waste, the researchers say. It is environmentally more friendly for a delivery truck, which is filled with other packages and driving an optimized route, to deliver food to consumers’ doorsteps, rather than having each person make an independent trip to the grocery store, Heard says. The cooling packs included with meal kits are also easier on the environment than refrigeration used in retail stores, th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Finger-licking BAD: Eating fried chicken and fish increases your risk of early death, research finds
(Natural News) Fried food is a guilty pleasure for many people, but it’s scientifically proven to be bad for your overall health. In fact, according to a study, eating fried chicken and fried fish could increase your risk of premature death. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), was headed by a...
Source: - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross affiliate awarded Medicaid contracts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama affiliate My Care Alabama has been awarded contracts from the Alabama Medicaid Agency to serve Medicaid-eligible patients in the northwest, central and eastern regions of Alabama. The contracts cover 325,000 patients and goes into effect on Oct. 1. “This is an exceptional opportunity to partner with the Medicaid Agency, and we are honored to have been selected to serve Alabama’s Medicaid population,” said Tim Vines, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue…
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

No to nuggets: Frozen chicken nuggets recalled since they may contain pieces of WOOD
(Natural News) A few years back, food companies were forced to recall thousands of pounds of their chicken nugget products after people started reporting about finding bits of plastic in their bite-sized foods. The crisis has repeated itself anew, but instead of pieces of plastic, the processed food has somehow been contaminated with chunks of wood. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
Source: - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Hospitals Should Fear Blue Cross Primary Care Centers
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Florida, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey are opening primary care medical centers in communities across the country U.S.
Source: Healthcare News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Chicken Parmesan
Many chicken Parmesan recipes are drowning in cheese -- and calories. This lighter version is finished with a sprinkling of mozzarella. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to open 10 medical centers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will partner with multinational health company Sanitas USA to open 10 primary-care medical centers in Dallas and Houston.   Construction will begin in spring 2019, and the medical centers will be open for appointments beginning Jan. 1, 2020.  The medical centers will deliver primary care, urgent care, lab and diagnostic imaging services, care coordination, and wellness and disease management services at locations i n Bellaire, Katy, Northwest Houston, Southeast…
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Why Blue Shield is investing in digital health startups
Blue Shield CEO Paul Markovich's experience as an entrepreneur laid the groundwork for how the health plan provider now operates.
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Nestle Purina PetCare Company Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Muse Wet Cat Food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in Three-ounce Cans due to the Potential Presence of Rubber Pieces
Out of an abundance of caution, Nestle Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news