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Products recalled

OTTAWA—Certain President’s Choice brand and Basse brand products containing sunflower seeds are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against the consumption of the products, which were sold nationally.

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.

Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they’re still risky

CHICAGO — Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women.

It’s one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups.

Loneliness hurts: Senior health about more than disease

WASHINGTON — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too.

Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that’s not the whole story. New research suggests factors such as loneliness and whether they’ve broken any bones since middle age also play a role in the well-being of older adults.