Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacterial contamination rife in retail store ground turkey

(HealthDay)—Ground turkey from retail stores is often contaminated with fecal bacteria, and in many cases the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, according to a report published in the June issue of Consumer Reports.

Addiction

Smoking cessation expert offers tips for smokers trying to quit

(Medical Xpress)—With a New Year approaching and healthy lifestyle choices topping the list of personal resolutions, millions of smokers across New York State and more throughout the U.S. will attempt to quit smoking. Making ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds essential-oil blend reduces salmonella contamination

(Medical Xpress)—Oil and water may not mix, but a University of Georgia study found feeding chickens a blend of plant-based oils in their drinking water can help prevent salmonella contamination before the meat reaches ...

Overweight & Obesity

Turkey fights back at ballooning weight gain

In Turkey, the land of kebabs and sweet lokum, expanding waistlines are the target of a new anti-obesity campaign by the government to help one million Turks slim down over the next year.

Surgery

Turkey: doctors perform quadruple limb transplant

(AP) -- The head physician at a Turkish hospital says his team has performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant, attaching two arms and two legs to a young man.

Other

Complication in first triple limb transplant

(AP) -- A Turkish doctor whose 25-member team performed the world's first triple limb transplant - two arms and a leg - says the leg has been removed due to tissue incompatibility.

Other

Turkish hospital performs triple limb transplant

(AP) -- A hospital in southern Turkey on Saturday was attempting the world's first triple limb transplant, attaching two arms and one leg to a 34-year-old man, the country's state-run news agency reported.

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