Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling some of their ice cream products for possible Listeria contamination.
The company announced that the chocolate chip cookie dough in some of their ice creams might contain the Listeria bacteria. The cookie dough was apparently sourced from another supplier called Aspen Hills Inc.
Possible Listeria Contamination in Blue Bell Ice Cream In a Facebook post, Blue Bell wrote that they are voluntarily recalling their ice cream products that contain chocolate cookie dough to prevent any possible Listeria infection among consumers. They got the ingredient from Aspen Hills, Inc., which had also voluntary recalled the chocolate chip cookie dough they have supplied to the company. more >>
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mobile app challenge to stem the opioid epidemic in the US.
The FDA called the challenge "The 2016 Naloxone App Competition" and it is a public challenge issued to tech savvy individuals who can make mobile apps. The FDA hopes the mobile app will help those experiencing opioid overdose get their hands on naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetic opioid products.
FDA's 2016 Naloxone App Competition Announcement, Details FDA's 2016 Naloxone App Competition is a challenge supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). more >>
A new research found that drinking beer can help shy and awkward people in social situations.
Researchers from Switzerland found that beer and drinking beer can affect how people see certain emotions like happiness. Seeing these emotions can trigger certain responses including being more empathic, able to recognize happy faces, and sexual arousal.
Beer Can Make Individuals More Social According to researchers from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, beer drinking can influence how we interact with people. In their research, they found that people are more likely to spot happy faces and have an increased desire to socialize as well, Science Daily noted. more >>
A terminally ill 17-year-old has died in Belgium by physician-assisted suicide just two years after restrictions on euthanasia were lifted in the country to allow children of all ages to end their life, a move one family advocate is calling "tragic" and "atrocious."
Though few details have been released about the child's identity, government officials confirmed that the physician-assisted suicide has taken place.
Often called "mercy killings," euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002 and to date there have been 8,752 cases, according to EuroNews. In 2014, the law was amended and the age restrictions were scrapped, making it the only nation where children can choose to end their own lives. The Netherlands also allows euthanasia, but has an age restriction requiring children to be 12 years old or older. more >>
President Barack Obama's administration announced a new proposed rule that if enacted will compel states to fund Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Earlier this month the Health and Human Services Department posted a proposed rule on the Federal Register website that invokes Title X in arguing that entities like Planned Parenthood should be allowed to use taxpayer funds on "family planning projects."
"The Department is proposing to amend the regulations at 42 CFR 59.3 to require that project recipients that do not provide services directly may not prohibit subrecipients from participating on bases unrelated to their ability to provide Title X services effectively," reads the proposed rule. more >>
Medical marijuana may be helping in the decrease of the opioid abuse epidemic in the US, according to a study.
Opioid abuse is a rising drug epidemic in the US and the states that approved medical marijuana to be legal have lower rates of incidents. More specifically, states that have legalized medical marijuana have lower fatal car accident rates linked to drug abuse.
Medical Marijuana May Decrease Opioid Abuse Consequences in US? more >>