January 1, 2012

Nasty Surprise Peanut

1 Winn-Dixie Green Beans May Contain Peanuts

A man discovered a whole, in-shell peanut inside a can of Winn-Dixie Italian Green Beans, reports MSNBC. The grocery chain is recalling 14.5-ounce cans of the green beans with a best-buy date of September 2014. Winn-Dixie, based in Florida, is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the peanut contamination. The manufacturer of the green beans also produces boiled peanuts on the same equipment. While no illnesses have been reported from the peanut contamination, the recalled green beans could be deadly for people who have peanut allergies.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Recall Peanut Allergen, Recalled Green Beans, Winn-Dixie Stores Recall, Winn-Dixie Italian Green Beans, Deadly Allergies

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80 Percent Increase

2 Methamphetamine Linked to Suicide Attempts

A new study shows that shooting up methamphetamine significantly increases the risk of attempting suicide. Researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in NYC and the University of British Columbia gathered seven years’ worth of interviews about drug use, treatment and behaviors that put them at risk for HIV from about 1,900 men and women in the Vancouver area. While only eight percent had attempted suicide, injecting methamphetamines increased the risk by 80 percent. A direct correlation between the frequency of use and the risk of attempting suicide was also seen. Researchers hypothesize that meth users have more serious problems are more isolated and suggest that those in treatment be assessed for suicide risk and receive other mental health support.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Researchers Develop Vaccine Against Cocaine

Tags: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Methamphetamine, Suicide, University of British Columbia

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