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Pa. Company Recalling Nearly 32,000 Pounds of Chicken Products


neirfy/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania company is recalling nearly 32,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with bacteria.According to the United States Department of Agriculture said in a press release Saturday that Murry's Inc. is recalled 31,689 pounds of chicken products that may contain Staphylococcal entertoxin. All of the products have a "best by" date of Aug. 9, 2015. The recall affects 12-ounce boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Fr

WHO Could Field Test Ebola Vaccine by December


Photo by Fatih Erel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization says an experimental Ebola vaccine could be ready for field testing by December, the BBC reports.As the number of cases of the disease has surpassed 10,000 in West Africa, with over 4,000 dead, the WHO has been working on a drug that could help combat the disease. In an interview with the BBC, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny of the WHO said that "all is put in place by all partners to start efficacy trials in affect

Fiancee's Family Confident in Medical Care Ebola Doctor Receiving


Craig Spencer/LinkedIn(NEW YORK) -- The family of Morgan Dixon, the fiancée of the New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola, said in a statement Saturday that they are confident in the medical care he's receiving.Dr. Craig Spencer has been in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday. His fiancée, Morgan Dixon, is also quarantined there, although she hasn't shown any symptoms of the virus."The Dixon family is asking for your thoughts and prayers for Cr

Study Says Listening to Gossip Impacts Self Evaluation


Ridofranz/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers from the Netherlands say that listening to gossip impacts the way we judge ourselves.The study, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, looked at two separate groups, consisting of a total of 305 undergraduate students. The students listened to either positive or negative gossip, and found that either form could have a positive impact on their feelings about themselves.Listening to positive gossip, researchers

NJ, NY Toughen Ebola Quarantine Rules After Doctor Case


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola wasn't required to quarantine himself when he returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Instead, Dr. Craig Allen Spencer went about his life, hitting a popular restaurant and bowling alley before his diagnosis -- and sending health officials scrambling in the aftermath.But the rules on quarantines are changing.Governors in New York and New Jersey announced Friday that they would enforce mandatory qua

Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats


Evenflo(NEW YORK) -- Evenflo is recalling over 200,000 child car seats.The buckles in the Embrace and AmSafe models can reportedly become difficult to unlatch, especially after a child has been eating or drinking in the seat. The buckle can allegedly get sticky if its spilled on, making it harder to get a child out during an emergency.Owners can get replacement buckles if requested.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.creat

Does Your Doctor Owe Thousands in Unpaid Student Loans?


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There are 846 doctors and dentists in 43 states who have been named by the U.S. Department of Education on a public list in a desperate effort to get them to repay their defaulted student loans.And because the loans were federally guaranteed, it's taxpayers who are left with the bill."Physicians have a higher calling in the community. They have a higher responsibility," Tom Schatz of Citizens Against Government Waste told ABC News’ 20/20. “The Hippocrat

Why New York Doctor with Ebola Didn't Quarantine Himself


Craig Spencer/LinkedIn(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, who has tested positive for Ebola, didn't quarantine himself when he returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in Guinea.He didn't have to.According to Doctors Without Borders guidelines, doctors who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa are required to self-monitor for the 21-day incubation period, but they are not required to self-quarantine."Self-quarantine is neither warranted nor recommended when a p

Jump Right onto Trampoline Fitness Craze


Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Workout enthusiasts have likely seen it offered in some form at their local gym -- the trampoline workout. But the demand for this type of fitness is so high, one fitness instructor has opened an entire studio dedicated to the workout craze.Going to a class at JumpLife in New York City, it’s a bit like the Jane Fonda workout on steroids goes clubbing on a trampoline. The low-impact, high-intensity, 45-minute workout is done on individual trampolines primarily

Food Network Star Sunny Anderson Opens Up About Ulcerative Colitis


Brad Barket/Getty Images for NYCWFF(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason why Sunny Anderson isn't keen on eating vegetables and it has nothing to do with personal taste.The Food Network star revealed that for the past 20 years, she's suffered from ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that affects the large intestine and doesn't allow her body to absorb nutrients as it should. Unfortunately, greens, along with vegetable and fruit skins, can trigger flare-ups."I can’t just have a big salad because

Odds of Catching Ebola on the Subway and Other Handy Facts


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ebola continues to dominate the news with the latest diagnosis of a patient in New York City, leaving many Americans on edge, especially New Yorkers, who awoke this morning to learn that the patient had take three subway lines before he was diagnosed.So, what are the odds of catching Ebola on the subway? Here are a few Ebola facts to calm your nerves:"There are fundamental things we do know about Ebola and it's those things that can make most people in America rest

Americans Losing Faith in Medical Profession


iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- What’s up, Doc? Certainly not Americans’ trust in physicians, according to an analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.Co-author Robert Blendon says that faith in doctors has eroded significantly over the past half-century. In 1966, three out of four people had “great confidence in the leaders of the medical profession.”As of 2012, just 34 percent expressing a great deal of confidence in physicians.In a separate poll that cove

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...Everything?


iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE, Calif.) -- Land of the free…home of the brave? Not, if a new survey from Chapman University can be believed.Researchers conducted a poll of 1,500 people on what Americans are scared of and judging by the results, our fears are many and cover a lot of ground.For instance, when asked what they feared most, Americans listed in this order:Walking alone at nightBecoming the victim of identity theftSafety on the InternetBeing the victim of a mass/random shootingPublic

Kids Will Never Turn Their Noses Up at a Treat


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Moms know how it goes: no matter if their toddler has a belly full of food, they’ll still be able to stuff their face with a treat if one’s at hand.Nutrition researcher Holly Harris at Queensland University of Technology in Australia says this seems to be the case with all children, all the way down to age three.Harris conducted a study with 37 kids ages three and four and every single one of them went for a high-energy treat even tho

Ebola in America: Timeline of the Deadly Virus


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ebola, a virus that is affecting people thousands of miles away in West Africa, is now in America with two transmissions on U.S. soil confirmed in Dallas and officials calling additional transmissions to health workers a "very real possibility."The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sickened at least 9,936 people since March, killing at least 4,877 of them -- making it the worst outbreak of the virus in history, according to the World Health Organization.Find

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