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Watch Out! You May Be Eating Superbugs With Your Burger

“Superbugs” are not creepy crawly insects. They are bacterial organisms that can make you very sick. They’re called “superbugs” because they can’t easily be controlled with medicine. According to rese…

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A Super Health-Boosting Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you've read my recent article "The Ugly Truth about Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte" and are ready for a delicious beverage that's packed full of healthy and wholesome ingredients, then my recipe fo…

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:  "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"  While they think up new an…

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WHO Report Sounds Alarm on Superbugs

According to a recent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistant bacteria have spread to every part of the world.  What used to be a concern primarily linked to major…

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Food Poisoning 101

If you've never come down with food poisoning, consider yourself lucky. This stomach ailment can be rather painful, and embarrassing. Find out what causes it and how to treat and prevent it.…

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Why is Unsafe Meat Legal?

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than ha…

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E. Coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry

One child is dead and 13 others sickened across six states in an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O145. Another child—a first-grader in Massachusetts—also died recently, but that was due to a different str…

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Top 10 Riskiest Foods

What do strawberries and oysters have in common? Both make the list of the top ten foods responsible for the most outbreaks of foodborne illness since 1990 in the United States. Oysters, okay--but…

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Could Your Kitchen Pass a Public Health Inspection?

An online survey finds that many home cooks don't follow basic food-safety standards. Here's how you can stay safe. By Emily Main, Rodale.com What you can do Refrigerate food as soon …

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6 Tips for a Salmonella-Free Summer

Summer is prime Salmonella season. Warmer weather gives that sneaky Salmonella more opportunity to contaminate your food. You’ve heard about large-scale salmonella outbreaks in eggs and peanut pro…

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