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Cheers and Jeers

by Laura Jungreis, blogger

Cheers to…

Researchers from the University of Tokyo, who are working to develop a new way for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels.  Rather than pricking a finger several times a day, people who suffer from diabetes may be able to simply look at beads implanted into their wrist.  The more fluorescently the beads glow, the higher the blood sugar.  The development is in early stages, but scientists are hopeful.  Read the full story.

Ellie Krieger, the host of the food network show “Healthy Appetite.”  She recently shared some tips on how to eat healthily while traveling.  She suggests bringing fruits like apples and citruses, or packs of instant oatmeal because you can usually find access to hot water, whether its on a plane or late night in your hotel room.  Watch her video for more tips.

Jeers to…

Montalvan’s Sales Inc., who had to recall La Nuestra brand frozen Mamey Ice Cream.  The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the mamey fruit pulp in the ice cream to outbreaks of Salmonella typhi, a bacterium that causes typhoid fever.  At least nine people in Nevada and California have fallen ill with typhoid fever after consuming the product.  Get more details here.

Pfizer Inc, the maker of Lipitor, who had to recall 191,000 bottles of the drug after complaints of a musty odor from customers and is being called a “adverse event.”  Pfizer Inc did not identify the company responsible for packaging, but plans to change the packaging process. Read the statement put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who is monitoring the situation.