September 20, 2012

Not to Say Quick or Painless

1 Five Keys to Easy Tattoo Removal

Since one in seven adults who have tattoos come to regret having gotten them, persons contemplating acquiring some body art should be advised as to five main factors that influence how hard they will be to remove. According to an article by Italian researchers in the latest online Archives of Dermatology, tattoos tend to resist expunging if they're larger than 12 inches, if they include colors other than red and black, if you've had them for longer than three years, if they're on your feet or legs, and if you smoke, which seems to impede the skin's natural ability to dissipate the ink after laser treatments. In any case, expect some pain, swelling and redness after each session, and for the complete erasure to take up to 15 laser sessions spread out over ten months.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: FDA Warns of Tattoo Ink Health Risks

Tags: Tattoos, Tattoo Removal, Laser Tattoo Removal, Easy Tattoo Removal

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Listeria Contamination

2 Kroger Stores Recall Bagged Spinach

The Kroger chain of supermarkets has issued a voluntary recall of 10 oz. bags of Fresh Selections Tender Spinach for possible listeria contamination. The bags in question have a “best if used by date” of 9/16. Kroger stores include: Bakers, Dillons, Food4Less Fremont, Food4Less, FoodsCo., Jay C. Dillons and Gerbes. The spinach was sold in AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. Consumers are asked to return product to stores for a full refund or replacement. Those with additional questions can call 1-800-KROGERS. To date, no illnesses have been reported. Symptoms of listeria infection may include diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches and fever. Pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk of becoming ill.

More at Cnn.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: The Development of a Faster Food Safety Test

Tags: Kroger, Listeria, Fresh Selections Tender Spinach, Bakers, Dillons, Food4Less Fremont, Food4Less, FoodsCo., Jay C. Dillons and Gerbes

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But Not the Most Popular Forms

3 IUDs, Implants Best for Birth Control

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants should be considered as “first-line” devices for sexually active females who want to avoid pregnancy, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in their new birth control guidelines. The ACOG says that IUDs and implants are safer and more effective at preventing pregnancy than other contraceptive methods, including birth control pills and condoms, despite their relative unpopularity among American women. The agency says that pills and condoms rely on user compliance, and may be used improperly or inconsistently. Cost may be one factor in preventing more women from using IUDs but under the Affordable Health Care Act, most insurers must include birth control as part of benefits packages with no co-pay.

More at Todayhealth.today.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: IUD Use Is Up among American Women

Tags: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Birth Control, Contraception, Hormonal Implants, IUDs

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Probably No Fries with That

4 McDonald's Launches McNoodles in Austria

McDonald's starting selling McNoodles today in Austria. The world premiere of McNoodles included two Asian noodles meals called featuring chicken, salad and vegetables with either curry sauce or sweet-and-sour sauce. The dishes will be available as a test for the next two or three months. McNoodles are expected to sell for 4.99 euros, or $6.56. McDonald's worked for more than one and a half years to develop McNoodles, notes Hans-Christian Jurceka, product development specialist at McDonald's Austria. The country is home to 179 McDonald's restaurants that brought in 515 million euros in sales last year.

More at Huffington Post | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: McDonald's Apple Pie Calorie Counter, McDonald's Chocolate Shake Calorie Counter

Tags: McNoodles, McDonald's Austria, Asian Noodle Dishes, New McDonald's Menu Items, McDonald's Other Countries

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