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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1/21/15 Health News: Pet illnesses, deaths: FDA warning to Purina ♦ Michigan auto workers fare worse on Heart Health ♦ Sitting for long periods increases risk of disease


Pet illnesses, deaths: FDA issues warning to Purina pet food plant
In November, Seattle Pets Examiner reported on a recent rash of consumer complaints on ConsumerAffairs.com about Purina pet Food - and now the FDA has issued a warning to Purina for one of its pet food plants. The FDA's Warning Letter to the Purina Pet Food canning facility, issued on Jan. 2, stated that it found "significant deviations" from pet food regulations. …Continue Reading
Michigan auto workers fare worse when it comes to the heart
Michigan's auto workers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the US population overall, a study has found for the first time. The research also showed that the prevalence of diabetes among this group was 15.3 percent; double the national average of 7.5 percent at the time of the study. Continue Reading
The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise, according to a review study.  Continue Reading
Lung transplant patients who receive organs from heavy drinkers may be at risk for worse outcomes
Lung transplant patients who receive lungs from heavy drinkers are nearly nine times more likely to experience a life-threatening complication called primary graft dysfunction. The study raises the question whether a history of alcohol abuse should exclude use of donor lungs. Continue  Reading  

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