Health Highlights: Dec. 26, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jennie-O Recalls 164,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey on Salmonella Fears Minnesota-based Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Morphine concentrations in human urine following poppy seed paste consumption - Özbunar E, Aydoğdu M, Döğer R, Bostancı Hİ, Koruyucu M, Akgür SA.
Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) is one of the world's oldest medicinal plants which are widely used for medicinal, nutritive and scientific purposes. Turkey is one of the major legal opium poppy producer countries in the world and the seed paste of the po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Completed suicide rates of older adults in 5-year age bands in Turkey between 2002 and 2013: a retrospective study - Alt ınöz AE, Yenilmez C, Öner SK, Yıldız P.
AIM: Studies have shown that the causes and methods of suicides differ among young and old individuals; consequently, it is important to identify the subgroups that are at high risk for suicide to aid in suicide prevention. The present study compared the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Jennie-O turkey products recalled again due to salmonella concerns
A deadly salmonella outbreak linked to turkey in the U.S. is spreading. Jennie-O recalled more than 164,000 additional pounds of raw ground turkey last Friday. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One 20th of a mince pie and half a parsnip: Christmas if you stick to the recommended calories  
The 'nanny state' approved Christmas lunch is made up of one pig in blanket, six thin slices of turkey, five small roast potatoes and two Brussels sprouts. It was drawn up according to NHS guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking turkey: To rinse or not to rinse that Christmas bird
From master chef Julia Child to kitchen bible The Joy of Cooking, home chefs have been told for decades to rinse that Christmas turkey before putting it in the oven. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Jennie-O Recalls More Than 164,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Due to Salmonella Scare
(MINNEAPOLIS) — A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The Jennie-O Turkey Store products have markings saying to use or freeze by Nov. 12 or 13. The recall includes plain ground turkey and turkey with taco or Italian seasonings. The products were shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. Food safety officials are worried that some contaminated turkey may be in people’s freezer...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey in widening salmonella outbreak
The announcement came amid a continued outbreak of salmonella in turkey products dating back to late last year. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

More than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled; 52 more people sick in deadly salmonella outbreak
Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products recalled
"Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting into the spirit: how Christmas makes us think of ghosts
Yuletide ghost stories have shaped my life – as well as my understanding of what happens next…Scrooge was famously haunted by three spectral visitors at Christmas time, but the tradition of telling ghost stories at midwinter goes back much further than Dickens. People have been gathering around the fire to tell stories at Yule, the pagan festival to mark the winter solstice, for centuries. As the year comes to a close, it ’s natural to think about loved ones no longer with us – and what better time for ghosts to draw near than deepest, darkest winter?Thinking about the dead and remembering the past...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Burge Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey leaves over 200 sick across U.S.
More than 200 people from across the United States have fallen ill, 84 of them hospitalized, from an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products that prompted a second voluntary recall on Friday, the U.S. government said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10 New Year ’s Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

10 New Year's Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

Don ’ t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays.
Many home cooks wash the chicken or turkey before cooking, but that only increases the risk of food-borne illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LYDIA ZURAW, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Food Contamination and Poisoning Salmonella (Bacteria) Hygiene and Cleanliness Fruit Meat Chickens Vegetables Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Source Type: news

Herb-rubbed turkey au jus
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten group leaders across Europe supported by EMBO Installation Grants
(EMBO) EMBO announces today the award of ten Installation Grants to early-career researchers establishing their independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new kind of medicine makes its way to Albany
It ’s often called “the most wonderful time of year,” but the holiday season can be anything but for those less fortunate. While many of us celebrate with delicious meals and decorated homes, the holidays can be a source of pain and hardship for those struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, there is no shortage of generosity throughout the so-called season of giving. From toy drives to turkey dinners, the Capital Region opens its heart and wallet to those in need. But what if we transformed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

A new kind of medicine makes its way to Albany
It ’s often called “the most wonderful time of year,” but the holiday season can be anything but for those less fortunate. While many of us celebrate with delicious meals and decorated homes, the holidays can be a source of pain and hardship for those struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, there is no shortage of generosity throughout the so-called season of giving. From toy drives to turkey dinners, the Capital Region opens its heart and wallet to those in need. But what if we transformed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Turkish and EU researchers join forces for Mediterranean conservation efforts
Turkey's Mediterranean Conservation Society and the EU-funded MERCES project are researching innovative solutions for restoring the Mediterranean's degraded habitats. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - December 17, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

The comparison of violence, and the relationship with childhood trauma in Turkish men with alcohol, opiate, and synthetic cannabinoid use disorder - Ergelen M, Yalcin M, Bilici R.
The objectives of this study are, first, to explore the prevalence of lifetime violent and criminal behaviors among alcohol, opioid, and synthetic cannabinoid (SC) users in the treatment program; second, to examine and compare sociodemographic c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon Can Add Value to Local Economies
Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon could better contribute to local economies if they were trained for middle-skill jobs and were able to relocate to areas with manufacturing firms that need trained workers. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

More Than 29,000 Pounds of Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Recalled Due To Metal Contamination
The company that produces Jimmy Dean meat products is recalling tens of thousands of sausage links because they may contain metal fragments. CTI Foods LLC issued a recall for 29,028 pounds of Jimmy Dean frozen pork and poultry sausage links after five customers reported finding metal pieces in the food to a Tennessee establishment where the meat product had been shipped. The Food Safety and and Inspection Service said it received a notification about the complaints on Dec. 10. The sausage products subject to recall were produced and packaged on Aug. 4, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The specific products ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Impacts of heat exposure on workers' health and performance at steel plant in Turkey - Fahed A, Ozkaymak M, Ahmed S.
This study investigates the influence of heat load on workers' health and activity in Kardemir Steel Factory in Karab ük-Turkey ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Peer victimization in preadolescent children with ADHD in Turkey - Örengül AC, Goker H, Zorlu A, Gormez V, Soylu N.
The present study aims to investigate peer victimization and its relationship with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and quality of life (QoL) among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Study sample consisted of 66 children with ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Food poisoning: How to avoid your turkey making you SICK on Christmas Day
FOOD poisoning doesn ’t tend to be serious and you can expect recovery between a few days and a week. But if there’s one day of the year you don’t want to be experiencing symptoms it’s Christmas Day. Cooking your turkey right is one step to avoiding this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender differences in attitudes toward sexual harassment of health care employees: a Turkish case study - Kara D, Toygar SA.
The purpose of the study was to examine differences in sexual harassment attitudes between male and female labor force in health care organizations. A total of 571 employees working in various health care organizations in Turkey participated in the study. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Silicosis is on the rise, but is there a therapeutic target?
(CNRS) Researchers from the CNRS, the University of Orl é ans, and the company Artimmune, in collaboration with Turkish clinicians from Atat ü rk University, have identified a key mechanism of lung inflammation induced by silica exposure, which leads to silicosis, an incurable disease. Their study in mice and patients, published in Nature Communications, shows that this inflammation can be prevented by extracellular DNA degradation, suggesting a new therapeutic target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake to the ISS
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. SpaceX launched the holiday shipment on a Falcon 9 rocket, which pierced the clear, chilly sky. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atlantic Ocean instead. A SpaceX commentator called it a “bummer,” but noted it was secondary to the main mission of getting the Dragon capsule to orbit. It was the first missed landing at Cape Canaveral. “What ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Traffic safety at median ditches: steel vs. concrete barrier performance comparison using computer simulation - Y ücel A, Atahan AO, Arslan T, Sevim UK.
In Turkey, concrete V-shaped ditches are formed at the median section of divided highways to provide drainage. Recent accidents show that these ditches actually present safety risks to vehicles entering the medians. Vehicles either cross over the ditch, ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Research and Education Color and translucency of zirconia infrastructures and porcelain-layered systems
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 23 November 2018The study was presented as an oral presentation during the 47th Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Continental European Division held during 15-17 October 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.AbstractStatement of problemA good color match combined with a proper translucency match results in excellent esthetics for a metal-free restoration, yet basic color and translucency comparisons between available zirconia systems are not well described.PurposeThe purpose of thisin vitro study was to compare the color and translucency of commercially ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evil tech giants now operating under Sharia Law
(Natural News) As millions of Americans were enjoying turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie with their friends and family during the recent Thanksgiving holiday, social media giant Twitter was busy axing the accounts of more users who hold “politically incorrect” views, including conservative commentator and reporter Laura Loomer. For the simple “crime” of addressing the truths... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What seniors need to know about the 2019 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period
The holidays are not just the time to carve the turkey and light the menorah. It ’s also time to have a serious discussion with older family members about health plans and advanced directives, even if those choices seem to be years down the road. A simple web search of Texas Medicare plans produces thousands of results but little guidance for what might be right for any one i ndividual. That’s why UnitedHealthcare and WellMed recommend preparing a discussion of health care options alongside the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Wishbone Medical picks up pediatric device maker Response Ortho
WishBone Medical said this week that it acquired Turkish pediatric fixation device maker Response Ortho for an undisclosed amount. Istanbul-based Response’s portfolio includes 30 pediatric orthopedic systems; WishBone had eight before the acquisition, the Warsaw, Ind.-based company said. Eighteen of the Response Ortho products are cleared or approved for the U.S. market. Wishbone said it’s opursuing 501(k) clearance for the others. “With the acquisition of Response Ortho, we are thrilled about our pediatric orthopedic product offerings. The combination of Response Ortho’s thirty product systems...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Pediatrics Wall Street Beat Response Ortho wishbonemedical Source Type: news

What Blockchain Has To Do With Turkey, Romaine Lettuce, And Food Safety
The ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey and E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce have highlighted the need for better ways of preventing and controlling foodborne illness outbreaks. Here is a way technology can help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

The U.S. Isn ’t the Only Major Country Not Meeting Its Climate Goals
Three years ago, world leaders from nearly every country around the world laid out specific plans to fight climate change that included strategies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. Those commitments generated optimism that the world might finally address global warming and helped seal the deal on the Paris Agreement. Now, the majority of G20 countries aren’t following through on their promises, according to a new report from the United Nation Environment Programme. And, even if countries followed through, the world would fall short of limiting temperature rise to safe levels. “Countries are not doing eno...
Source: TIME: Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment United Nations Source Type: news

Here ’s How Long You Can Safely Keep Eating Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
For those of us wondering how long we can get away with picking at our Thanksgiving leftovers, the United States government is here to help. This Thanksgiving season, the government is offering recommendations on how to safely store and consume your holiday leftovers. The food storage tips, which include such insights as a recommendation to refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours, were issued by FoodSafety.gov, an online portal to food safety information collected by Federal agencies like the The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Jennie-O turkey recall bigger than previously announced
Recall linked to salmonella outbreak expands as federal health watchdog says additional product could be tainted (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers
Avoid romaine lettuce at Thanksgiving, but properly cooked turkey is safe to eat (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Keep these off your Thanksgiving table! All the food that's been recalled this month
For those that were considering a Caesar salad, some ready-made cake, or (for whatever reason) something made from ground turkey: listen up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s What Eating a Thanksgiving Feast Actually Does to Your Body
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, good-will and gluttony. While many people enjoy the holiday feast with abandon, some dieters and healthy eaters stress over the idea of consuming a huge number of calories in one sitting. But is it worth the worry? Here’s what eating one enormous meal actually does to your body, according to experts. The short-term effects of a big meal When you consume lots of food, your stomach has to physically expand to accommodate the additional volume, potentially leading to some discomfort, says Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an internist and primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Holidays 2018 Source Type: news

Mars Is Set to Get Its First U.S. Visitor in Years — a Spacecraft Equipped with ‘Its Own Brain’
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. NASA’s InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month, 300 million-mile (480 million-kilometer) journey. It will be the first American spacecraft to land since the Curiosity rover in 2012 and the first dedicated to exploring underground. NASA is going with a tried-and-true method to get this mechanical miner to the surface of the red planet. Engine firings will slow its final descent and the spacecraft will plop...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Face on Mars onetime space Source Type: news

A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple courses
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, certainly not fasting or dieting. But if you're kicking off the holiday season with your health in mind, there are a few smart switches you can make on Turkey Day that will help boost your nutrition and lighten your calorie load. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worried About the Salmonella Scare With Turkey This Holiday? Don't Be
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Ongoing news alerts of potential salmonella contamination in certain brands of raw turkey might have you rattled as Thanksgiving dinner approaches. But although the danger is real, simple kitchen precautions can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In throes of turkey salmonella outbreak, don't invite illness to your table
Food safety at home is more critical than ever. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to prepare your turkey amid salmonella outbreak
The CDC is warning about salmonella in turkey days before Thanksgiving. One-hundred-sixty-four people in 35 states have reported getting sick after eating turkey. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss safety precautions. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Prevent salmonella infection during Thanksgiving
Raw turkey products have been linked to an outbreak of?salmonella?infection affecting 164 people in 35 states,?says the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak does not mean you have to forgo the traditional turkey this Thanksgiving. "The biggest thing people can do is be very careful about how they are handling food," says?Dr. Pritish Tosh, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving
Health officials: No reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Delegates discuss international concerns
In one of a series of debates on international issues at UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate, Bernie McGuire from the West Midlands highlighted the issue of Palestine and how support for the actions of the Israeli state is coming from “reactionary” regimes. For the national committee, Jackie Lewis pointed out that, on the 14 May, as Israel and the US celebrated the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, unarmed protestors against the illegal, 11-year blockade of Gaza were being shot at and killed. She warned against pinkwashing – attempts by the Israeli state to portray itself as a liberal so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference colombia international Israel jamaica LGBT members Palestine Turkey Source Type: news