January 28, 2011

Jumbo Peanut Butter Stick Inside

1 Keebler Recalls Jumbo Fudge Sticks

People with peanut allergies should pay careful attention to Keebler's recent recall of fudge sticks. The recall, reported on by MSNBC, involves 17,000 cartons of Keebler Fudge Shoppe jumbo fudge sticks, which have been mislabeled. The Keebler eight-count cartons actually contain individually wrapped jumbo peanut butter sticks, which were distributed to convenience stores and brokers in the U.S. Keebler has identified the recalled product with the following codes: UPC code 3010053332, lot code AS 07 27 1A. While no injuries have been reported, the mistake could be deadly for anyone with a severe peanut allergy. Consumers may call 888-746-3679 or visit Keebler for more information about the recall.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Recall Peanut Allergen, Mislabeled Product with Peanut Butter, Keebler Fudge Shoppe Jumbo Fudge Sticks, Jumbo Peanut Butter Sticks, Recall of Fudge Sticks

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Starting at Menopause No Good

2 Wait to Start Hormone Therapy to Lower Risk

Delaying the start of hormone therapy for menopause may lower breast cancer risk associated with the therapy, suggest Oxford University researchers. The research, published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reveals that starting hormone therapy at the time of menopause is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer when compared with beginning therapy after a longer gap. Regardless of the type of hormone therapy used or the length taken, researchers found that women who started therapy five years or later after menopause had little or no increased breast cancer risk, even among obese women. "A new finding of this study ... is that the interval between menopause and starting hormonal therapy has a substantial effect on breast cancer risk," write study authors.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: HRT Benefits

Tags: Lower Breast Cancer Risk, HRT and Breast Cancer Risk, Waiting to Start HRT Lowers Breast Cancer Risk, Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Start of Hormone Therapy, Interval Between Menopause and Starting Hormonal Therapy, Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Use Hormone Therapy

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Tall Prisoner Wants House Arrest

3 Giant Too Big for Prison Cell

A Dutch prisoner, identified by his lawyer as Angelo MacD., has gone to court with claims that his jail cell is inhumanely small, reports BBC. Described by his lawyer as a "giant," the prisoner, 6 feet and 9 inches tall, complains that he can't properly use the toilet or sleep in his cell. Officials at the prison tried to help Angelo MacD. by adding a plank and extra mattress to his bed. Yet, that's not good enough for Angelo MacD., who is asking to finish out his two-year prison term under house arrest. Angelo MacD. is in jail for fraud.

More at BBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Tall Man Had to Stand Through Entire Flight

Tags: Too Tall for Jail Cell, Prisons Not Tall Friendly, Angelo MacD, Man Sues for Being Too Tall for Jail, Discomfort of Tall People

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But He Changed His Mind

4 Fugitive Wanted to Be Bear Food

Tracy Province, a convicted killer who was a fugitive, had planned suicide by bear to escape the panic he felt while on the run, reports The Telegraph. Province described his plan to Mohave County sheriff's Detective Larry Matthews. Province wanted to go up a mountain at Yellowstone National Park, overdose on heroin and "be bear food." As he was preparing the drug, Province says a voice told him to visit family in Indiana instead. The suicide plan was possible, but not probable, says Yellowstone National Park spokesman Al Nash, who notes that human-bear encounters don't happen often.

More at The Telegraph | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Black Bear Drives a Toyota

Tags: Prison Suicide, Suicide by Bear, Tracy Province, Fugitives, Mohave County Sheriff's Detective Larry Matthews, Yellowstone National Park Bears, Human and Bear Encounters

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Diet and Exercise Overhaul

5 Mrs. Obama Praises Military’s Healthy Initiatives

First lady Michelle Obama visited the Army’s largest training post at Fort Jackson outside of Columbia, South Carolina and praised the efforts of the military for improving the health of the recruits. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling has worked to overhaul both the soldiers’ diets and exercise programs, including adding fat free milk, green salads, fruit and nuts in the mess halls. The recruits are also engaging in more rigorous training drills and participating in exercises that build core body strength and stamina. Mrs. Obama said the military’s health initiatives could be a model for youngsters elsewhere as obesity is “not just a health issue but a national security issue.” Fort Jackson trains more than 60,000 soldiers annually.

More at Washington Post | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: U.S. Army Embraces Performance Nutrition, Military Calls Obesity National Security Threat

Tags: Childhood Obesity, Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Michelle Obama, Military, Obama

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