There was some good news and some bad news from last weekend's Thanksgiving holiday. The good news is that car accident fatalities were down from last year. The bad news is that there were any at all.
One serving of canned food a day can significantly raise a person's bisphenol-A (BPA) levels, say Harvard researchers. Some studies have linked elevated levels of BPA to side effects such as heart disease, diabetes, and a higher risk of cancer.
Savings on food and gas are the usual reasons people sign up for grocery store loyalty cards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these types of cards have an entirely different benefit that you probably never considered – stopping food poisoning outbreaks.
A recent Salmonella outbreak in Eastern states has sickened 42 people so far this year, but a lot more might have fallen ill if it weren't for shopper loyalty cards. When officials started questioning the food poisoning victims, they realized that they all shopped at Wegmans. After getting permission to study the patients' loyalty card data, the officials found that a lot of the people were buying Turkish pine nuts or foods that contained them.
I'm happy to announce that we have our coloring contest winners! This year we had almost 1,300 entries and saw artwork from a lot of talented artists. It was difficult to make our decision, and I'd like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to participate.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is revoking Avastin's approval as a breast cancer treatment because the drug is not safe and effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its first ever warning about the danger that magnets pose to children. According to the CDC, the number of reported magnet-related incidents is up from last year, and some of the incidents had serious consequences.
This scenario might be familiar to you – you're driving along when your eyelids start to get heavy. You put down the windows, turn on the radio, and try your best to stay awake. Eventually it becomes almost impossible to keep your eyes open, and you feel yourself on the brink of nodding off. What would you do? Would you find somewhere to stop and rest, or would you continue on, betting on your ability to stay awake?
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has become one of the most famous examples of how serious sports-related head injuries can be. Crosby suffered two concussions in one week in January and hasn't played in a game since. Just yesterday, the Penguins announced that he won't be playing this weekend and that his status remains "uncertain." It goes to show that concussions are more than just "a bump on the head."
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill to prohibit drivers from sending or receiving text messages while driving.
Toyota is recalling approximately 550,000 vehicles due to problems that can make them difficult to steer.
The state Senate recently approved new legislation that aims to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in student athletes.
The Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban texting while driving, which now awaits Gov. Tom Corbett's signature.
Texting while driving has made a lot of headlines over the past few months. A new bill banning texting while driving will likely take effect within the next few months.