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Dentists extract 232 teeth from Indian teen’s mouth

In a rare dental case, a team of doctors, led by Dr Sunanda Dhiware, at state-run JJ Hospital had extracted 232 tiny pearl-like teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour surgery recently. The doctors said they gave up after counting 232 teeth and focussed on removing them. Later, Dr Dhiware, who is the head of hospital's dental department, said the boy named … [Read More...]

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Possible Contamination Leads to Large Fruit Recall

A voluntary recall of fruit shipped to Trader Joes and Costco by a California packing company is linked to contamination concerns. While no definite cases have been reported at this time, the fruit is thought to be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and plutos. These fruits were […]

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NASA Tests Saucer-shaped Spacecraft for Mars Use

NASA conducted what was deemed a successful trial of landing apparatus and a saucer-shaped spacecraft as part of preparation for future missions to Mars Saturday in Hawaii, despite the failure of the new supersonic parachute. More details on the trial, which NASA said will actually provide more information because of the failure, will be released […]

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Shigellosis Cases Surge in Indiana

While the movie Jaws is enough to keep many adults from swimming in the ocean, fears of a bacteria are keeping many kids from enjoying a dip in a pool. With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state, many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many […]

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Teen’s Death Puts Spotlight on Caffeine Powder

After an Ohio teenager died from caffeine overdose in May, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced last week that they will do a formal investigation into caffeine powders and their affects.   Federal health authorities have urged consumers to avoid unregulated caffeine powders like the one that killed Ohio teenager, Logan Stiner.   Stiner […]

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RJ Reynolds told to pay $23bn to smoker’s widow

A Florida jury on Friday has ordered RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay punitive damages of $23.6 billion to the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago. The widow, Cynthia Robinson, lives in Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola. She sued Reynolds Tobacco in 2008 following Michael Johnson’s (her husband) […]