Delivering the latest buzz on fitness, nutrition and wellness for Syracuse University students.
by Laura Jungreis, blogger
Antares Pharma, for developing an effective contraceptive gel for women. The gel, though in its early stages, is showing great promise as an alternative to the Pill. The gel is applied to the skin, safe for women who are breastfeeding, and so far does not come with the side effects that the Pill does, like acne or weight gain. Read more here.
The new polio vaccine, which has helped to reduce the number of polio cases by over 90%. The vaccine is currently being given orally to children in Afghanistan, India and Nigeria. Large-scale vaccination campaigns have reduced the number of polio endemic countries from 125 to only 4, and the new vaccine will hopefully reduce that number even more. Get more details here.
Nestlé, for including undeclared peanuts in some fun size bags of Raisinets. The company initiated a recall after receiving complaints from consumers. The Raisinets have been distributed to Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote stores. Read Nestlé’s press release here.
Sangar Produce and Processing, a food processing plant in Texas, whose inspection showed the presence of listeria monocytogenes bacteria in celery. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a dangerous infection characterized by fever, muscle aches and vomiting. Four deaths have been reported so far. The processing plant has been shut down pending further investigation by the Texas health department. Read the full story here.