Helping hearts: Program tracks heart disease in great apes
Heart disease is a leading killer of humans, so it should not be that big a surprise that it is also the leading killer of great apes. Just as we have worked to improve human heart health, the Great Ape Heart Project is making similar strides among great apes.
FDA recalls freeze-dried blueberries due to potential high levels of lead
BrandStorm Inc., the owner of Natierra, announced it voluntarily recalled two lots (lot # 2021363-1 & 2022026-1) of their organic freeze-dried blueberry pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits.
Mother files lawsuit against Abbott claiming contaminated infant formula led to daughter’s hospitalization
A mother in Florida has filed a lawsuit against formula maker Abbott Laboratories, alleging its contaminated infant formula caused her newborn daughter to contract Salmonella and ultimately be hospitalized.
Here’s how morning-after pills like Plan B differ from abortion pills
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision and growing concern over a woman’s reproductive rights, there is now an increased demand for morning-after pills. The morning-after pill, whose most well-known trade name is “Plan B,” does not cause an abortion. It is intended as emergency contraception for use immediately after unprotected intercourse, but there is some confusion and even controversy over these pills.
An essential option for the immunocompromised to fight COVID
If you couldn’t receive the vaccine because of an allergy or other reaction, or your immune system is severely compromised because, for example, you’ve had a transplant or you’re on chemotherapy. The vaccine isn’t going to be as protective.
Powdered baby formula recall: What parents and caregivers need to know
This baby formula recall is massive and concerning. Several products are affected. Infants have become sick with bacterial infections after consuming these products. The products under recall include Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered infant formulas.
COVID cases may be higher than what’s reported as people struggle to find tests, take at home tests
COVID cases are continuing to climb in Michigan as we begin the new year. It is essential to understand that our lab capacity limits daily case counts. Some of those numbers do not include people who only took a rapid antigen test at home, so the real numbers are likely higher.