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Keith Ellison Warns Democrats Against Possible Drug Price Deal With Donald Trump

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) blasted the idea of using arbitration to lower Medicare’s prescription drug prices as “sort of a sellout to Big Pharma,” challenging congressional progressives to vote down any deal with President Donald Trump that includes arbitration. “To use arbitration to deal with drug pricing seems like a loser from the […]

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Nearly 70,000 Pounds of Tyson Chicken Strips Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination

Apparently nothing is sacred when it comes to food recalls, not even delicious, chicken tenders. This week, Tyson Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled three types of frozen chicken strips due to potential foreign matter contamination, specifically pieces of metal. In fact, according to an alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service […]

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General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Flour for Possible Salmonella Risk

Not even our precious baked goods are safe from foodborne illness, it seems. This week, General Mills recalled one particular variety of Gold Medal flour for possibly containing salmonella, according to a statement. Salmonella was discovered during sampling of five-pound bags of flour, prompting the recall, which specifically affects five-pound bags of unbleached Gold Medal […]

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Bipolar Disorder in Children: Is It Possible?

Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults. Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Bipolar disorder in children is possible. It's most often diagnosed in older children and teenagers, but bipolar disorder can occur in children of any age. As in adults, bipolar disorder in children […]

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More Than 6.5 Million Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Just last week Cargill Meat Solutions recalled more than 25,000 pounds of raw ground beef due to E. coli fears. But check your freezer again—because now, Arizona-based company JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling 3,250 tons (6,500,966 pounds) of raw beef products that may have been contaminated with salmonella. According to an investigation by the U.S. […]

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'Vampire Study' Points To Possible Diagnostic Test For Bowel Problems

The future of gastrointestinal medicine could be something most people would find bloody awful: drinking one’s own blood. A new study in the United European Gastroenterology Journal suggests that drinking one’s own blood may help doctors detect inflammatory bowel disease — including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis — in a less invasive manner than an endoscopy. […]