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Rutgers Profs study the Medical Use of Bear Drool

September 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears.

Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium from the wild animals to see if it inhibits harmful bacteria, according to study published online ...

Bob Evans Sausage Recalled Due to Contamination

WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw pork sausage link items were produced on Aug.

Protect Your Pets: Ninth Rabid Animal Reported in County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Lori Street and Michelle Street.

This is the ninth (9) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the second (2) rabid animal in Monroe Township.

On Saturday, September 1st, 2018 the Animal ...

Hunger Action Month Push for People to Donate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank.

"Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at MCFOODS (the county food bank) is dangerously low," said Jennifer Apostle, coordinator ...

Edison Library to Host Free Yoga Classes with Murthy Manchikanti

EDISON, NJ – Murthy Manchikanti will be leading free yoga classes every Saturday at 2:15pm at the North Edison Library. Mr. Murthy’s yoga classes consist of various forms of yoga including Jain Yoga. He also incorporates vision workshop routines, breathing exercises,  and discusses aspects of Naturopathy.

The yoga classes offered by the Edison library have gained popularity, ...

Registration Open for Seniors' Health and Fitness Walk

EDISON, NJ - Registration for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services’ annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk is now open. The walk will take place at the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison  on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Registration is free, but required.  The deadline to register is September 10, 2018. 

“The ...

Empire Kosher Chicken Possibly Contaminated with Salmonella

WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which may include raw whole chicken and raw chicken parts, were produced and sold to consumers from September 2017 ...

Create a Healthy Foundation for Fall Plantings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting season. Investing time up front to create a healthy foundation for your plants will pay off with years of beautiful, healthy and ...

'Plays in Park' Brings in a Half a Ton of Food Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate.

During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more than a half a ton of food.

"Over the course of three shows, 25 bins of food, which equals ...

Metuchen YMCA Launches “Exercising Speech” Training Program

The Metuchen YMCA has announced the launch of a new program, Exercising Speech.  The program which combines personal training with speech therapy, is designed to help individuals with special needs improve their physical fitness while simultaneously increasing their receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language abilities.  In additional to physical health, each personal training session ...


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