Exercise Cuts Your Risk Of Becoming Depressed

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Joseph

A good workout could be good for your mood, new research shows. According to a report published in the JAMA Psychiatry, exercise can effectively lower a person's risk of depression. This study holds promise for treating mental illness in a way that improves the mind as well as the body.

Scientists have long recognized that emotion and mood appear to be linked, but there is only scant evidence regarding how one effects the other i.e. do people become less depressed if they exercise or does exercise promote positive feelings?

Researchers from University College London and McGill University set out to find the answer to this interesting mystery.

They selected 11,000 men and women between the ages of 23 years and 50 years of age for a study that examined the relationship between exercise and depression and to determine the direction of the relationship.

The researchers had information about depressive symptoms and frequency of physical activity per week for people at 23, 33, 42 or 50 years of age.

Information about the participants physical activity was obtained via questionnaire.

 

Exercise Promotes Good Mental Health

The researchers observed a trend that for most ages studied, depressive symptoms decreased with increased physical activity per week. In other words, the more often the people exercised the better their mood.

People age 50 who participated in frequent exercise each week were able to lower their depressive symptoms considerably. 

When they looked at 23 year old participants who remained inactive for 5 years, they noted no change in the level of depressive symptoms. But they noted a lower mean number of depressive symptoms when 23 year olds increased their physical activity to 3 times per week.

They noted that no difference in frequency of activity for people who had no depressive symptoms at age 43 years who later had 0 or 1 symptom of depression at 48 years of age.

The research team had based the number of depressive symptoms on a scale of 0 to 15 items which were measured using the Psychological subscale of the Malaise Inventory.

The researchers concluded that a bidirectional relationship between physical activity and depression existed but during "adult life" it tended to be in the direction from physical activity to depressive symptoms.

That conclusion makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it.

Exercise and mood tend to influence each other. People who are depressed are less likely to exercise than a person who isn't depressed. However, when a depressed person does participate in some form of physical activity, it can have a positive effect on his/her mood.

Physical exercise stimulates the release of endorphins from the brain and pituitary gland. Endorphins are chemical messengers which promote a sense of well-being and satisfaction.

Since these neurochemicals make a person feel good, we would expect to see a reduction in depressive symptoms among people who exercise.

Closely related to this is the greater sense of confidence and satisfaction with one's appearance which tend to accompany people who regularly exercise.

When a person is more confident and upbeat, they are less likely to feel depressed.

Moreover, exercise gives a people something to do. A person can't sit around doing nothing if they're physically active.

People who have something to look forward to are less likely to be depressed than people who have no hope.

This is one of the reasons why school systems include physical education as part of the curriculum. Physical fitness is good for the mind and the body.

If a person isn't active in his/her youth it can lead to depression which can affect their ability to function throughout life.

Thus educators encourage students to participate in physical activity at a young age; getting into the habit early can reap long term benefits.

Plus exercise is good for the entire family. When one person gets involved with exercise, it might encourage others to get in on the act, thus making for a healthier and happier family.

"Findings suggest that activity may alleviate depressive symptoms in the general population and, in turn, depressive symptoms in early adulthood may be a barrier to activity." the research team concluded.

I agree.

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Article Reference

Pinto Pereira SM, Geoffroy MC, & Power C (2014). Depressive symptoms and physical activity during 3 decades in adult life: bidirectional associations in a prospective cohort study. JAMA psychiatry, 71 (12), 1373-80 PMID: 25321867

 

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Tips to Reduce Tummy Fat

Tips to Reduce Tummy Fat

Submitted by: Kya Grace

For human beings their body is their first priority. A fit toned body is probably of the primary importance for each and every individual. Tummy flab is characterized by a big wobbly flab on the stomach. According to the statistics of National Center of Health, 142 million Americans lie in the category of overweight people out of which 73 million are overweight men and 30.7 million are obese.

Lack of exercise and over-eating are not the only causes of obesity. Eating late at night, poor posture, improper digestion are some of the unhealthy habits that entail a flab on our stomach. Genes have a significant role in influencing fat distribution. Menopause in women is also a reason for a bulging stomach as after menopause fat begins to store in different areas mostly on the stomach. Stress is also one of the major factors that contribute to belly fat. Discussed below are some tips to tackle tummy fat.

Healthy nutritional diet

Exercise helps in reducing 50% of the tummy flab and the rest can be slenderized by adhering to a proper nutritional diet. A healthy nutritional diet includes oatmeal for the morning breakfast, along with some eggs if needed. While oats are rich in fibers and stay for hours in your stomach, eggs contain vitamin B12 that is very essential in order to metabolize fats.

Remember that you should never skip your meals especially breakfast as it helps kick-start your metabolism. It is suggested to use only olive oil for cooking as it helps to keep your cholesterol under control and also satiates craving. Lunch should mainly comprise of beans and legumes as they have low calories and are rich in fibers.

Apart from pulses, whole grains should also be a part of your meal. Dinner should preferably be the lightest meal. It is recommended to have only salad mainly rich in fibers in the form of broccoli, spinach etc. The in take of proteins and carbohydrates should be avoided at night.

Other food items

Peanut butter helps to improve your digestive system and also prevents belly bloat. But make sure that you don’t consume more than two tablespoons a day.
Skim milk- In order to reduce your flab it is necessary to pick up fat free milk rather than the full fat versions.

Tea, Especially green tea contains antioxidants that help to speed up the process of metabolism. Preferably without sugar to keep the calorie count low. So you can afford four cups of tea a day.

Exercises

1. Lie down on your back. Place your palms on the floor right next to your buttocks. Bend your knees upwards in the direction of your chest. Now slowly bring your legs back.

2. While you lie flat on your back, place your hands crossed on your chest. Bend your knees. Now slowly raise yourself up and as you reach the top exhale. As you come back to your beginning position, inhale. Perform this at least 25-30 times thrice a week.

3. Lie on your back and bend forward attempting to touch your heal. Hold it for a second and then inhale slowly as you lower your back.

Healthy habits
* Don’t eat anything within three hours of bedtime.
* Drink plenty of water at least 8 to 9 glasses a day.
* Eat smaller meals more often rather than 2-3 heavy meals.
* Try avoiding diary products.
* Don’t only restrict yourself to a healthy diet. Once in a while treat yourself with your favorite dessert.

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Important News About A Clinical Trial For Patients With Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Joseph

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers: Eli Lilly is sponsoring a clinical trial for people with stage IV lung cancer.

To be more specific this study is for people who have already been treated with chemotherapy. The trial is intended to compare the new investigational medicine versus the standard-of-care treatment with respect to life expectancy outcomes.

This research trial could be of great importance to you or someone you know.

Information about the clinical trial and eligibility requirements are listed below:

Title
Previously Treated Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition
Non-small cell lung cancer
Phase
3
Description
This study is for patients with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer who have already been treated with chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to compare the new investigational medicine versus the standard-of-care treatment with respect to life expectancy outcomes.
Enrollment
550
Sponsor
Lilly
Drug
LY2835219
Age Range
at least 18 years old years old
Stage
IV

For trial eligibility questionnaire and full trial details, please visit our partner TrialReach .

 

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For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval.

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.

 

Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on My Relationship To CureClick to learn why I'm talking about clinical trials.

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Weight Loss Surgery Tips

Weight Loss Surgery Tips

Submitted by: Ann Marier

If you are one of the many people out there that are looking to have weight loss surgery done, then you need to know that there are many different things that you are going to have to take into consideration before you actually go through with the weight loss surgery.

First of all you are going to have to go into your doctor, so that you can get a full examination and so that thus the doctor can tell you how healthy you are at the moment, as this is very important because if you are too unhealthy then you may not be able to go through with the weight loss surgery procedure at all.

However you do not have to worry because for the most part, not many people get told that they cannot have the weight loss surgery done, and so basically unless you have had some really serious past medical issues, then you should be fine.
Preparing for the Weight Loss Surgery

There are many things that you are going to have to do in order to prepare for this surgery and so one of the most important things that you are going to have to do here is research on your own time. This means talking with the doctors that are going to be involved, and asking them every single question that has ever come to mind about the surgery.

You need to be absolutely sure on everything, and so do not feel silly asking a ton of questions. You are also going to want to take some time so that you can find a really good doctor, because this is a very serious surgery and so you definitely do not want to put yourself into the wrong hands. Ask around, and see who has opinions on what doctors, so that you can get some firsthand opinions in regards to who the best doctors are.

As well, you can actually go in for appointments with the doctors so that you get the chance to meet them before you even decide on having them as your doctor, so that you can get a feel for them and so that you can tell whether or not you want this doctor to be performing your surgery. Remember to ask your doctor questions about how many procedures like this they have done before, how long they have been in the medical field, and so on.

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The Beauty Of Hills

The Beauty Of Hills

Submitted by: Curt Shryack

I just love the results that hills give to my running. No other workout gives more to my running than hills. Want to run fast, run some hills. Want to increase your leg strength, run hills. Want to work on your running mechanics, run hills. Want to increase your mental toughness, run some hills. Want to get in shape fast, run some hills.

Every time that I stop running hills for an extended period of time I start to run slower. I’m not sure why I always stop. Probably the pain that I feel when I run hills hard. The shear agony that running up a half mile long hill at 5k effort can bring, is this why?

When I am running my best it has always happened after running hills once a week for a couple of months. The increased leg strength that I develop and my increase in lung capacity are just a few of the reasons for running so well.

Our running club meets once a week to run a course that is called ball busters. This is a 7 mile course of 12 hills that increase in difficulty. Each hill has a different grade and length. And at the top of each hill there is a flat section leading to the next hill.

I can run many different types of hill workouts on this one course. One time I will concentrate on running the uphill sections hard. The next time I might run the hills and flat section hard. Or another week I can run the whole course as fast as I can. There are so many ways to run this course that I shouldn’t become bored with hills.

What can a person do that lives in an area were hills are not available? Options can include running stairs, hill workouts on treadmills, stadium bleachers. I have heard of runners using beach areas.

Treadmills are an excellent way to run hills. A common injury caused by hills is running back down. Using a treadmill you can correct this problem. After running the hill reducing the incline back to zero during your rest period. By not running downhill the landing shock reduced.

Treadmills can simulate most any hill. The length or speed running up the hill can be varied to meet your needs. A good treadmill hill workout could be ¼ mile uphill repeats with a ¼ mile jog. Choose a speed that might seem a little slow at first. As the incline increases the intensity will also increase.

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7 Food Items That Help Fighting Weight Gain

7 Food Items That Help Fighting Weight Gain

Submitted by: Kya Grace

Eating healthy is the way to keep a healthy working body. Judy Dodd, R.D, past president of the American Dietetic Association is of the opinion that most Americans not only eat too much, they eat too often. Our eating habits should be determined by our physical activities and age. The right amount of calorie intake is the secret to a healthy body.

First, we need to understand what overweight means. Doctors and Dieticians use the BMI (Body Mass Index) to measure this. Know your weight in Kilograms and your height in Meters. Say, your height is 1.50 Meters. Multiply 1.50 by 1.50, you get 2.25 as the result. If your weight is, say 42.0 Kilos, divide 42.0 by 2.25. The resultant number, 18.7 is your BMI. A body with BMI between 18.5 and 25.0 is a healthy body. Between 25.0 and 30.0 it is overweight and if the BMI is above 30.0, it is an obese body. The moment you find your BMI crossing 25.0, start taking corrective steps.

The seven food items that are helpful in losing weight are:-

1. Resins
2. Fruits
3. Vegetables
4. High Fiber Cereals
5. Sprouted Pulses
6. Skimmed Milk Products
7. Water

Water is the most important “food” that the body needs. Experts say that the amount of water intake in a day should be proportional to your body weight, say your weight is 100 pounds, then you must drink 50 ounce of water daily. You can make a choice from the following diet plan which has been based on these foods –

BREAKFAST
Make it a habit of never missing your breakfast, whatever the urgency. This is the first meal of your day and is going to kick start your energy for the day.

1. A cup of non-fat milk with cereal and raisins.
2. White of scrambled eggs mixed with spinach or mushrooms.
3. Shake with natural French vanilla or chocolate flavors. Recommended by American Heart Association.
4. Sandwich with raw vegetables.

LUNCH
The mid-day energy booster and metabolism regulator meal should be well balanced.

1. Baked or boiled potatoes with a little pepper and lime are good.
2. A cup of chicken soup followed by a plate of green salad.
3. Organic, whole wheat tortilla with dressings of carrots, tomatoes and sprinkled with pepper and taken with grilled chicken or lean meat.
4. A grilled vegetable burger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a little cheese along with your favorite ketchup.

DINNER

A healthy dinner will stimulate your morning workout and give you a sound sleep.

1. Spaghetti squash is rich in carbohydrates and fibers.
2. Lentil bean pasta is rich in vitamin-B and iron.
3. Potato based pasta is again a good source of carbohydrates and fibers.
4. Baked or boiled mashed potatoes have high carbohydrates and low-fat content. Add a cup of non-fat milk, little water and sprinkle some salt.

DESSERT

It is customary to indulge in something sweet after dinner. Chocolates have been found to act as anti-oxidants, so why not.

What we eat is important, but equally important is how much we eat. If you take six meals in a day, reduce the quantity you take in each meal. A little exercise and control on your diet will definitely keep your body in good shape.

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Identify Your Healthy Weight

Identify Your Healthy Weight

Submitted by: Colleen Palat

If I told you someone was thin, would you automatically assume they were healthy? For the vast majority of us, we assume that thin = healthy: a rather inaccurate and potentially dangerous assumption.

It’s rather sad to witness so many young women and even men strive to be way too thin thinking this is the current standard of beauty. This common misconception is dangerous and can lead to serious illness and even death.

It is possible to be too thin. The problem is that in this day and age with the bombardment of unusually thin models and media subliminally telling us that "thin is in, we are fed a false impression of what real beauty is. Being too thin is dangerous.

And being overweight is dangerous, too. Carrying around extra weight, just like not having enough weight, can cause a host of medical issues that can eventually lead to death.

So the question is: What is an ideal, healthy weight?

What is a healthy weight for you is not necessarily a healthy weight for someone else. It is important not to compare yourself to anyone else, but to find your own healthy weight.

How can I find my healthy weight?

Of course, a visit to your doctor can answer this question. Your doctor can measure your fat to muscle ratio and give you an idea of how much you should lose, gain, or if you are at a healthy weight.

Another option? Check the Body Mass Index, or BMI. The BMI is a measurement that figures in both your height and weight. While it is not a perfect measure since it can't tell you how much fat and how much muscle you have, it can give you a good idea of whether or not you should gain or lose some weight.

A BMI or 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy. Anything above and below that range is not healthy. A score over 30 indicates obesity, unless you are a muscular athlete, pregnant, or if you are over the age of 65. Body Mass Index's are easy to find and use online, so check out your score!

What if I'm not happy with my "healthy weight"?

As mentioned earlier, we live in a culture that worships beauty. The celebrity culture is a great example. Have you noticed how thin some of these celebrities have become? If you ask me, many of them look too thin to the point of sickly. But still, for some reason, extreme thinness is desired while it should be avoided.

Whether your healthy weight seems to you to be too thin or too heavy, I suggest first visiting your doctor to ensure that where you are at is safe.

If you truly are at a healthy weight, it may be time to look at your body in a more positive and respectful light. Speak and think of your body is positive ways. Enjoy the compliments you receive. Seek support from your loved ones. Become active and enjoy your body.

By changing your mindset, you will see that your body is just perfect!

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Multivitamins and Bodybuilding Regimen For Men

Multivitamins and Bodybuilding Regimen For Men

Submitted by: Cynthia Wang

Getting your body in shape takes more than just exercise alone. Your intake is also an essential factor that will decide on how your bodybuilding activities would turn out. When your cells are well nourished, it will lead them to respond more positively to exercises and some toning up.

As mentioned before diet is a critical factor in attaining a well sculpted body. A balanced diet can help you get the required nutrients to keep your body fit. Bodybuilders expectedly follow certain diets, but no matter how stringent these practices could be, you could still fall short on some nutrients. Bodybuilders in particular would need more than the average consumer because of the strenuous activity you are subjecting your body to.

A good multivitamin and mineral supplement will significantly help fill the nutrient gaps that your diet might miss. Very good brands out in the market already offer more than just your typical vitamins and minerals. They now include co-factors, antioxidants, trace elements, enzymes, flavonoids, amino-acids and even herbal extracts. All these ingredients will provide you with an extensive action which is very beneficial for keeping a healthy and trimmed body.

Vitamins

You might be well aware of the list of vitamins often enumerated in a multivitamin supplement. Each and every one of them acts on certain cells and collectively they help keep your body, especially your muscle cells, to function and develop optimally.

Vitamin A is very important for your body because it helps maintain strong teeth and bones. It also helps keep your immunity up. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, helps keep you healthy both inside and out. It keeps your skin healthy and supple. The family of B vitamins work collectively to maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12 in particular helps boost energy level and your metabolism. Vitamin C also has this benefit, and it also aids in the production of collagen. This is the protein that is found in connective tissues such as your skin, cartilage and connective tissues. Vitamin D, aids in the absorption of Calcium which keeps your bones strong. And vitamin K helps keep the bones, teeth and cartilage healthy. Zinc helps in maintaining a strong immune system.

Minerals

Minerals have a relatively simpler form than vitamins. Within their therapeutic levels, minerals can help develop your entire system to adapt and develop better through exercise.

Potassium for example, is important for nerve function and muscle control. Bodybuilders would need this because you are losing amounts of it during exercise and in your sweat. Low amounts of potassium in your system causes muscle cramping and cardiovascular irregularities. Calcium as we all know is beneficial for healthy and strong bones. Iron, another mineral, helps deliver oxygen to the cells. This is important because cells that lack in oxygen would be frail and unable to function well.

These are just a few of the number of minerals. But all in all they contribute in keeping your body ready for bodybuilding exercises.

Co- Factors

They may sound unfamiliar to you but co-factors are very important because they help in nutrient absorption to your cells. Healthy cells are perfect foundations to a strong and fit body.

Antioxidants

Why are antioxidants beneficial for your bodybuilding regimen? Exercise can cause your body to produce free radicals. Antioxidants protect your body against free radicals. It prevents muscle, joint and tendon damage. Free radicals also prevent further damage and generate faster healing to injured tissues when you exercise. Examples of these would be glutathione, selenium and vitamins C and E.

Trace Elements

These are the nutrients that we require in minute amounts (less than 100 mg/day). They are important for health maintenance and recovery. Examples of these would be copper, which promotes the formation of connective cells and tissue. Chromium aids in burning sugar in your body to provide energy. Manganese on the other plays a hand in chemical reactions which affect energy production, muscle contraction, and bone growth.

Enzymes

Enzymes ensure that you get the maximum amount of protein from your diet. It also aids in tissue repair and helps relive joint discomfort. Examples of enzymes that you can get in supplements are amylase, lipase, isolase and bromelain.

Flavonoids

Like antioxidants, flavonoids also protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals that are produced more when you exercise. Studies have shown that flavonoids also promote muscle growth, post-workout recovery and better endurance. Examples of these that you might see in some supplements are Soy isoflavones, Quercetin, and Myrtle.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are important for bodybuilders because they are the building blocks of protein and muscle tissues. They also hold a role in energy formation, recovery, fat loss, strength gains and in preventing muscle atrophy. Examples of amino acids in supplements are Acetyl L-Carnitine, L-Carnosine, L-Methionine, L-Tyrosine and L-Glutathione.

Herbal Extracts

Herbal supplements are gaining more acceptances when it comes to health promotion. But they do have to be taken with proper precaution because adverse effects can be dangerous. Minute amounts of these herbal extracts are incorporated in some products in the market. Xtend Life Total Balance for Men for example includes herbal extracts in their list of ingredients. One such ingredient is Gingko Biloba, which was found to have benefits for exercise. Studies have shown that extracts of this plant helps in preventing the production of cortisol (a stress hormone) due to heavy exercise. Cortisol offsets muscle building to breakdown because the body interprets strenuous exercise as stress. Nutrients that are released in the body as we exercise are from the muscles, that is why they are vulnerable to the cut.

These are the list of nutrients that you would like to nourish you body as you tone it up. You have to start the process to the minute beginnings in your cells, which can be initiated by a good multivitamin and mineral supplement. Multivitamins cannot buff your arms or tone that abs, but it can keep the quality of your entire system in its optimum condition.

Remember a great physique is good but a healthy body is even better!

About the Author: Cynthia Wang-Tan is a nurse journalist who has seen the need to get people well informed on the daily multivitamins that they are taking. She believes that when people are given with the right information through factual multivitamin reviews concerning its importance, risks and benefits, they are placed at a position to make right decisions about their health.

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ZYK Enterprises, Inc. Recalls Boneless Veal Trim Products Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that ZYK Enterprises, Inc., an establishment in Duvall, Washington is recalling 2,522 pounds of boneless veal trim and whole veal muscle cut products that may be contaminated with  E. coli O157:H7.

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The recalled boneless veal trim and whole veal muscle cuts were produced from January 2-23, 2015 are listed below:

  • 60 lb. bulk boxes of boneless veal trim with a package produced date of January 5, 2015
  • 60 lb. bulk boxes of boneless veal trim with a package produced date of January 20, 2015
  • Various size bulk boxes ranging from 22 to 63 lb. of boneless veal trim and whole muscle cuts with multiple package dates from January 2-8 through January 23, 2015

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 9325” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the boxes.

E. coli O157:H7 is a very dangerous, and potentially deadly bacterium which can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and abdominal cramps within 2-8 days after exposure(3-4 days being the average time range for the aforementioned symptoms to be experienced).

In some instances, the pathogen can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) kidney failure which most often occurs among the elderly and children under 5 years old, although anyone can suffer from the condition.

HUS is usually identified by the following symptoms:

  • decreased urine output
  • pallor
  • easy bruising

The FSIS advises that anyone who experiences these symptoms should immediately seek medical assistance.

According to the FSIS, the problem at the company was discovered by Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel while reviewing records following a positive test for E. coli O157:H7 on May 15, 2015.

The agency says that a subsequent review of test records showed that the company failed to report positive tests on January 6, 2015 and January 20, 2015.

Product from these lots was shipped for further processing to wholesale establishments in Washington state, California and Massachusetts.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Health officials advise consumers to safely prepare raw meat products including those which are fresh and frozen. They also recommend that people eat ground beef products that have been  cooked to a temperature of 160 ° Fahrenheit.

They say the only way to know that ground beef is cooked at a temperature high enough to destroy harmful germs is to use a food thermometer such as the one pictured in this link: http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can call Zeeshan Qazi at (425) 788-1128.

 

Do right by your fellow human beings because the Lord Jesus Christ has told us that we should:  40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

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Important News About A Clinical Trial For People With High Cholesterol

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Joseph

Last Thursday I presented you with information about an upcoming clinical trial for people with high cholesterol. I'm going to expand on last Friday's article, providing you with information about the trial sponsor and eligibility requirements.

Pfizer is recruiting people with a history of cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol for a study that is aimed at reducing deaths from heart disease.

This is important because heart disease ranks as one of the most serious causes of deaths among Americans. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that 

  • 68 million Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • 71 million Americans have been diagnosed with high levels of bad cholesterol
  • every 39 seconds someone dies from a heart attack

In light of these facts, it is crucial that we seek ways to reduce the number of fatalities caused by heart disease.

That's why as a CureClick Ambassador, I'm posting a second announcement about this new clinical study.

Information about the clinical study and eligibility requirements are listed below:

 

Title
High cholesterol and risk factors for heart disease
Condition
Cardiovascular Disease
Phase
Phase 3
Description
This study evaluates the PCSK9 inhibitor, Bococizumab compared to placebo, in reducing the occurrence of major cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and unstable angina requiring urgent revascularization, in high risk subjects who are receiving background lipid lowering therapy and have cholesterol laboratory values of LDL-C >/= 70 mg/dL or non-HDL-C >/= 100 mg /dl
Enrollment
26000
Sponsor
Pfizer
Drug
bococizumab
Age Range
at least 18 years old

 

For full background information please visit the sponsor’s trial website.

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Aurora Products, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Branded Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts packaged under the Aurora brand label and various Store brand labels, according to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

The company says the products are being recalled due to the possibility they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product was distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • Washington , D.C.
  • West Virginia

 

A list of the affected product is presented below:

 

AURORA BRANDED PRODUCT

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

 

PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCT

 

Private Label Products That Use Store Branded Labeling Include: Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.

 

Belmont Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15 – 12/26/15

 

Citarella Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 1 - 50209 - 12050 - 1 12/30/15

 

Ernest Klein Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/26/15 – 1/8/16

 

Gourmet Garage Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 7 - 90845 - 05025 - 3 12/17/15 – 12/30/15

 

Harvest Co – Op Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/9/16

 

Le District Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/19/15

 

Lees Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15

 

Palmers Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/8/16

 

Walter Stewart Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/11/15

 

Whole Foods Market Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 1/6/16

 

 Wild By Nature Brand Products

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTPACKAGE SIZEUPC CODEBEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 70083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

 

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in people with weakened immune systems, frail persons, the elderly and young children. 

The bacteria can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages among pregnant women.

In some instances Salmonella bacteria can enter the bloodstream and travel to other organs where it can cause endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections.

Healthy people who become infected with Salmonella may experience the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea (which might be bloody)

The company says the potential for Salmonella contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA showed the presence of the bacteria in one retail container of Raw Macadamia product.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The company says that it's communicating with stores that have received the affected products. The stores are being instructed to cease distribution of this product and to remove it from the store shelves.

Aurora urges consumers that have the product to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase.

Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.

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