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Bimbo Bakeries issues voluntary recall of Entenmann’s brand brownies and muffins

Bimbo Bakeries issues voluntary recall of Entenmann’s brand brownies and muffins

Bimbo Bakeries announced Wednesday that it has made voluntary recall of an unspecified number of Entenmann’s Little Bites fudge brownies, chocolate chip muffins and variety pack owing to the presence of small pieces of plastic.

Illegal poaching majorly responsible for alarming decline in African elephant population: Great Elephant Census

Illegal poaching majorly responsible for alarming decline in African elephant population: Great Elephant Census

The Great Elephant Census carried out over three years has found that between 2007 and 2014, the population of African elephants has declined by almost a third. In just seven years, the population has declined by 144,000 animals.

FDA strengthens warning against mixing of opioid medications and benzodiazepines

FDA strengthens warning against mixing of opioid medications and benzodiazepines

Fresh warnings have been issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the combined usage of opioid medications and benzodiazepines can result into difficult breathing and in severe situations could make a person go into coma or death.

The combination is a class of anti-anxiety medications, whose commercial names include Xanax and Ativan. In the warning, the federal agency has recommended physicians to take extra care when they prescribe this class of medication.

Mylan soon to launch generic version of EpiPen to deal with price rise issue

Mylan soon to launch generic version of EpiPen to deal with price rise issue

EpiPen is a life saving medical device for those who suffer from severe food allergy. Its maker, Mylan, has been criticized for significantly increasing the cost of the device. Owing to which, the device has become inaccessible for the patients who need it the most. So to aid them, Mylan on Monday announced to bring out a generic version of the EpiPen for those unable to afford presently available medication.

Theranos withdraws Zika test approval request following FDA inspection

Theranos withdraws Zika test approval request following FDA inspection

Theranos, an American blood test company, on August 1 announced a new test that uses few drops of blood taken from finger to test Zika virus. The company has been trying to take the FDA approval to use this blood test.

But recently, the company has to take back its request for approval after the agency found that the company failed to ensure patients safety while developing the new test.

Good News: Tasmanian devils develop resistance to incurable, contagious tumor disease

Good News: Tasmanian devils develop resistance to incurable, contagious tumor disease

Till date, devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) has claimed lives of 80% of wild Tasmanian devils. The DFTD is a contagious disease that was first reported 20 years ago. As the species do not have immunity, they eventually die after contracting the illness, which is somewhat similar to cancer in humans. Lately, a study has found that the animals are developing resistance to tumor.

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