Home » Posts tagged with » Wellness/Prevention (Page 7)

FDA Asks for Voluntary Recall of Popular Generic Antidepressant

FDA Asks for Voluntary Recall of Popular Generic Antidepressant

J B Reed/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — The FDA’s reversal earlier this week of its approval of a generic equivalent of the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin XL 300 ends a five-year saga that began with consumer complaints and a crusade by Joe Graedon, th…

Popcorn Maker Issues Recall Due to Listeria Contamination

Popcorn Maker Issues Recall Due to Listeria Contamination

Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – The maker of “Popcorn, Indiana” brand snacks is issuing a voluntary recall of less than 700,000 bags of its ready to eat popcorn due to a potential listeria contamination. That number is roughly t…

Take Back Drugs Day Set for Saturday

Take Back Drugs Day Set for Saturday

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Check your medicine cabinet because it’s Take Back Drugs Day on Saturday.Across the nation, you can anonymously turn in expired and unused prescriptions drugs at designated sites.This is an initiative by the Drug …

FDA: Beware Buying Prescription Drugs Online

FDA: Beware Buying Prescription Drugs Online

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A moving target of as many as 40,000 active online pharmacies, a huge majority of them fly-by-night start-ups, may sell products at a cut-rate price but they may also deliver expired, contaminated and fake drugs th…

Meningitis Outbreak Hits HIV-Positive Men in New York

Meningitis Outbreak Hits HIV-Positive Men in New York

Bananastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City health officials are investigating an outbreak of meningitis among HIV-positive men, one of whom has died while another remains in critical condition.“Men experiencing high fever, headache, stiff …

Gout Attacks Are the Pits…Eating Cherries May Help

Gout Attacks Are the Pits…Eating Cherries May Help

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If a doctor diagnoses that crushing pain in your big toe as gout, relief just might be a bowl of cherries. A new Boston University study has found that eating about 30 pieces of the sweet fruit within 48 hours of a gou…

Blogging the ‘Write’ Way to Weight Loss for Some Dieters

Blogging the ‘Write’ Way to Weight Loss for Some Dieters

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Roni Noone set out to lose 70 pounds, she decided to blog about the experience. Her first posts were little more than the electronic equivalent of a note tacked to the refrigerator: They charted her weigh-ins an…

Celeb Fitness Trainer’s 7 Tips for Improving Your Workout

Celeb Fitness Trainer’s 7 Tips for Improving Your Workout

Courtesy Noah Neiman(NEW YORK) — Celebrity trainer and fitness instructor Noah Neiman of Barry’s Bootcamp offered these tips for improving your workout and day-to-day lifestyle. Follow him on Twitter, @noahDneiman:How to Spice Up Your Exercise R…

Canadian Government Backs BPA in Food Containers

Canadian Government Backs BPA in Food Containers

David McNew/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) — The Canadian government Thursday reaffirmed the safety of bisphenol A in food packaging, upholding its 2008 stance on the controversial chemical despite banning it from baby bottles.The chemical, better know…

Snacks: The USDA’s Solution to Students’ ‘Healthy Lunch’ Hunger Complaints

Snacks: The USDA’s Solution to Students’ ‘Healthy Lunch’ Hunger Complaints

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — According to Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the solution to the growing grumbling over re-vamped school lunch menus boils down to a good old fashioned snack.School lunch trays are a bit lighter th…

Exercise Apps Don’t Always Work Out, Study Says

Exercise Apps Don’t Always Work Out, Study Says

Fitocracy(NEW YORK) — Need to sculpt your abs, drop a few pounds or run a marathon? There’s an app for that. On iTunes alone, there are more than 1,500 fitness software applications or “apps” from which to choose. In 2011, nearly 10 percent of cell ph…

Obese Kids as Young as Six at Risk of Heart Issues

Obese Kids as Young as Six at Risk of Heart Issues

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Obese kids, even as early as age six, can start showing changes to their heart muscles that could lead to problems later, a new review of previously published studies shows. And some obese kids had elevated blood …

The Need to Replace Aching Knees Increasing

The Need to Replace Aching Knees Increasing

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the population ages, particularly those in the Baby Boom generation, people are deciding they want to stay more active and one option is to replace cranky, painful knees worn out from years of use.While no o…

Castration May Hold Key to Longevity in Men, Study Finds

Castration May Hold Key to Longevity in Men, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(INCHON, South Korea) — Call it making the best of a potentially bad situation. Eunuchs — castrated men — live nearly 20 years longer than other men, a new study has found.The study of over 80 eunuchs from the Chosun Dynasty, whic…

Looking for a ‘Hunger Fix’? Food Addicts Can Re-Train the Brain

Looking for a ‘Hunger Fix’? Food Addicts Can Re-Train the Brain

Melia Patria/ABC(NEW YORK) — Tara Costa calls herself a recovering addict, but the substance she abused was food.Costa wasn’t just overeating, she was out of control.”I used to probably have a pint of ice cream almost every other night, if not more th…

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Set for Oct.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Set for Oct.

Comstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) — This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).National public service organizations, government agencies and professional medical associations are united in promoting breas…

Death After Surgery May Be More Common Than We Think

Death After Surgery May Be More Common Than We Think

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In 2006, an otherwise healthy 53-year-old Ezekiel C. Mobley Jr. underwent routine surgery to remove an infected appendix. A Los Angeles native, he was planning to get back to hosting Pittsburgh’s first Spanish-spea…

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay is a popular site for bidding on rare finds and selling your own household treasures, but resourceful teens might also find another use for it: scoring booze. While eBay prohibits the sale of all alcoho…

MD Anderson Cancer Center Plans ‘Moon Shot’ for Cures

MD Anderson Cancer Center Plans ‘Moon Shot’ for Cures

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston announced Friday it’s mounting a bold “moon shot” to dramatically reduce deaths from eight types of cancer within the next decade. The new effort was likened to the space prog…

Robin Roberts MDS: Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure Explained

Robin Roberts MDS: Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure Explained

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder in which the bone marrow fail to produce enough healthy blood cells on Thursday.Dr. Gail …

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.