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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Health News: Wisconsin firm recalls raw pet treats for listeria contamination ♦ General mills pledges to use 100% cage free eggs ♦ Gym steroid use has impact on memory

Wisconsin firm recalls raw pet treats for listeria contamination Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, has recalled two limited batches of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties and Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets after the product tested positive for Listeria.  
General mills pledges to use 100% cage free eggs As part of a new animal welfare policy, major food manufacturer General Mills has pledged to shift its egg-buying practices in the U.S. to source exclusively from cage-free suppliers. Its Häagen-Dazs ice cream brand already sourced entirely from cage-free suppliers in Europe.
Experts call for more understanding of hospital weekend death risk Two academics say more research is needed to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital on the weekend. The research found that the heightened risk of death after admission to hospital on the weekend -- the so-called 'weekend effect' -- is a feature of several developed countries' healthcare systems. The international nature of the findings suggests that this is a phenomenon that not only crosses time, but also geography
Gym steroid use has impact on memory People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory.
Study identifies new way to kill the malaria parasite Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the bloodstream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the disease.

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