Health Highlights: March 17, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled

More than 31,500 cases of Bumble Bee canned Chunk Light tuna are being recalled due to underprocessing that poses a risk of spoilage that could cause life-threatening illness.

To date, there have been no reports of people getting sick due to the recalled tuna, according to the company.

The recall is for products made in February 2016 and distributed across the United States. They have a can code that starts with “T” and have certain following “best by” dates.

For a full list of the best by dates, head to Bumble Bee.

Consumers with the recalled products should throw them away, the company said. For more information, call Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, seven days a week.


Denmark Happiest Nation, U.S. No. 13: Report

Denmark is the happiest nation on Earth, the United States is No. 13 and Burundi is last, according to the World Happiness Report released on Wednesday.

Denmark took first place in the first report in 2012 and again the following year, but last year was knocked out of top spot by Switzerland, according to The New York Times.

In this year’s report, Denmark was followed by Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

Most of those countries are fairly homogenous with strong social safety programs, The Times said.

There was a strong link between unhappiness in a nation and inequality, the report noted.

That’s a troubling finding for the U.S., where there are growing gaps in income, wealth, health and well-being, according to The Times.

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