A popular pain-reliever announces a major recall. Tylenol is recalling about 34,000 bottles of its 8 hour extended release caplets. Johnson and Johnson says it's because of complaints o a musty, moldy smell. Company officials say consumers should stop using the product. More than 50 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl products were recalled last year after consumers complained of the same moldy, musty odor. For more information, you can call the company at (888) 222-6036. Or just click on the numbers and link sections of our website. ...Read more
Laughter really may be the best medicine after all. A new study found laughing, along with listening to your favorite music or funny jokes could lower your blood pressure. It could even lower it as much as if you cut salt from your diet or dropped 10 pounds. Researchers say reducing your numbers this much has been linked to a 5% to 15% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.
March 28, 2011
From the young to the young at heart, Alabama's population is getting older. New census numbers show the state grew nearly 4.8 million people in the last decade, and the number of people between the ages of 45-64 grew significantly. Officials say this could create challenges for the state in up coming years. This means there will be additional needs for services for older people. State health officials say they are focusing on programs to help seniors live a more healthy life.
March 28, 2011
The University of Alabama's Student Government Association is known for empowering students and giving them a voice on campus. And this year's SGA election for President was no different from previous years, with strong competition and campaigning on both sides. But what issues are affecting the vote in this year's election?
Amanda Killen, WVUA News
March 14, 2011
Social networking may be linked to possible health problems for kids. In fact, pediatricians might start asking their young patients a simple question. Are you on Facebook? Experts say doctors should talk with parents and children about problems they run into on social networks like cyber-bullying and “sexting.” Parents are urged to become better educated about the networks and apps their kids are using, and to frequently talk with their children about online experiences.
March 28, 2011
A federal magistrate judge says lead attorneys for people suing BP over last year's oil spill can view emails exchanged between a key engineer for the oil giant and his wife. Judge Sally Shushan says in Monday's ruling that the marital privilege doctrine does not protect the emails Brian Morel exchanged with his wife. Both were BP employees at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and they had exchanged the emails in question over the company's internal computer system. Morel is the engineer who described BP's blown-out well as a "nightmare well" six days before the rig explosion. ...Read more
A federal judge has refused to back off his order blocking enforcement of a new state law that could hurt funding for the Alabama Education Association. U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith issued a ruling Monday inHuntsville. AEA had sued the governor and others over a law that prohibits public employees from using payroll deductions to pay dues to organizations that use any of the dues for political activity. Smith issued a preliminary injunction March 18 to block enforcement of the law while AEA challenges it in court. ...Read more
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at DCH Regional Medical Center needs donations from the community to help keep it stocked with supplies. Here is a list of items they could use: ...Read more