Health

Sorry, chia! Moringa is the next big thing for health, weight loss and skincare

Move over quinoa. Matcha, you had your moment in the sun. Superfoods (we see you, turmeric) are bowing down to the next kale, moringa. What is moringa? Besides your next superfood obsession? Moringa oleifera is also called drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree or benzoil tree. Not just...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:06pm

You're not imagining it: There are more food recalls than ever

It seems like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces at least one food recall a week, ranging from contaminated dog food and romaine lettuce to chocolate and sausages. While we aren't actually seeing a new recall every week, they are on the rise. A new report from the non-...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

Bauer's Candy recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination

Bauer's candy sold in stores and online nationwide is now being recalled by FDA due to possible hepatitis A contamination. The FDA is advising people not to eat any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas that were purchased after November 14, 2018. These products are available...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:54am

Scrotox: Millennial men are Botoxing their balls. Here's why

Botox is popular among people looking to improve the appearance of their faces, but there is an emerging trend in the world of plastic surgery that gives Botox a new purpose. It's called Scrotox, and as the name suggests, it's for your balls, guys.  According to experts, more...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:49am

Ask Mount Sinai: Protect yourself from cervical cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the U.S. Increased screening via Pap smears caused the number of deaths to drop dramatically. Human papillomavirus vaccines are also helping: According to the Centers for...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 3:41pm

How to have a peaceful holiday

The holidays are supposed to joyful -- but for many, the time is anything but. Political divisions, family tensions, the pressure to spend can be overwhelming. We talked to Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman for research in the department of psychiatry, and founder-director of the Richard and...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 8:36pm

Five ways to manage your stress during the holidays

As the year is coming to an end, it’s time for relaxing, eating, gift giving — and for some of us, holiday stress. According to a study by All One Health, 69 percent of Americans are feeling stressed during the holidays.  For nearly 45 percent, the stress is so bad that they...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:49pm

Working towards the perfect night of sleep

How much do you value a full night of sleep? While the standard recommendation has always been between seven to nine hours of sleep a night, with all of life’s distractions in this hyperactive modern era that expectation can be a little unrealistic for many. In a recent study by the Good...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

5 things you need to know about Salem's Alternative Therapies Group

If the ghosts, goblins and ghouls of Salem weren’t already freaking you out, now there’s another way to get paranoid in Witch City. Alternative Therapies Group, the third dispensary to offer recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, opened its doors to the public Saturday, reportedly...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:29pm

U by Kotex has issued a tampon recall

Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of U by Kotex, has issued a voluntary tampon recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency. It isn't an expiration issue, but a quality-related "defect." Some consumers using these tampons reported that they unraveled or came apart upon...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:57pm

5 reasons why you should keep your medical marijuana card

With hours-long lines reported at the opening of the state’s first two recreational marijuana dispensaries, it may seem that the state’s medical marijuana industry is about to go the way of the dodo — or at least metal pipes. Though there are a number of challenges and possible...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:26pm

Jimmy Dean sausages recalled over metal pieces

More than 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausages have been recalled this week due to concerns that they may contain pieces of metal. The U.S Department of Agriculture reported Tuesday that the sausages were recalled in 21 states to protect consumers from the products that could mean major...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:05pm

The disgusting reason why you shouldn't pepper your food at restaurants

Surprisingly, the dirtiest items in a restaurant are not in the bathroom, It’s right on the table in front of you: Pepper shakers are the dirtiest item at restaurants and are contaminated with E. coli bacteria. According to a study by ABC News, pepper shakers at 12 different restaurants...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:10am

Why you really shouldn't be eating raw cookie dough

What's the best part about baking snickerdoodles or Pillsbury's chocolate chip? Most people would tell you that it's sneaking a bite or two of raw cookie dough (or, perhaps, licking the bowl clean).  With the holiday season in full swing, the CDC has issued an update to one of its...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:03pm

Staying healthy during cold and flu season

Cold weather is here, and so is cold and flu season. Most of the time, you just have until a cold or flu runs its course, but not always. We talked to Dr. Nicholas Genes, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to find out where to go when, and why...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:26am

Infant ibuprofen sold in Walmart, CVS recalled

Tris Pharma Inc, a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, issued a liquid infant ibuprofen recall due to possible increased levels of the drug, which could cause adverse effects. The infant ibuprofen recall applies to three batches of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:13pm

Why you should throw away all romaine lettuce right now

Updated on December 7, 2018: Yesterday, the CDC issued another update on the outbreak of E. coli in romaine.  A notice reads as follows: "CDC continues to advise that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Central...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:37am

FDA: Several dry dog foods recalled for toxic vitamin D levels

The FDA announced a dog food recall Monday affecting at least a dozen products link to excessive, possibly lethal levels of vitamin D. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foods," reads...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 1:48pm

Everything you need to know about lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is “the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.” Lung Care Awareness Month is winding down, but the issue never stops...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:18pm

Pork products recalled due to Listeria infections

When the CDC warned consumers about eating any kind of romaine this week, you probably ran straight to your fridge with trashcans ready. But, there was another FSIS and CDC report you might have missed amid the lettuce-disposing frenzy: a pork recall linked to an outbreak of Listeria. 165368 C....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:36pm