| May 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the wake of the recent Consumer Reports investigation finding a high percentage of contamination in ground turkey sold at retail outlets, there are some things to remember about food safety.
The Times' Ricardo Lopez reported: "Consumer Reports said...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
It's a common mantra among free-market-loving conservatives that government regulations hinder business growth and cost workers jobs.
That may be true for some regulations, and it never hurts to go back and rethink old rules.
But it's also clear...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:21 PM
More than 70 people in 18 states have fallen ill because of a salmonella outbreak linked to imported Mexican cucumbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The agency said 14 people have been hospitalized, and it is working...
| Jun 20, 2013
I'm ticked off at the grocery store check-out clerk who put my peaches on top of raw chicken. Doesn't anyone train these people? Chicken is often contaminated with salmonella that can be killed by cooking. But if it transfers to peaches, meant to be eaten...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? — S.J., Orlando
Dear S.J.: Great questions, since pet lovers don't connect their illness...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:50 AM
There's a recall on some pet food.
On Tuesday the company Natura Pet Products said certain foods and treats may have Salmonella contamination.
The company says the products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a pediatrician, my No. 1 concern is to keep children safe and healthy. Inside the walls of my office, I can provide services and counseling to help do just that, whether by giving an infant her first childhood vaccine, providing a mental health...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| May 9, 2012
Two unrelated issues have consumers concerned about pet foods.
A specific and rare strain of salmonella (Salmonella Infantis) was recently identified at the Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston, S.C., leaving 14 people sick in nine states. The U.S. Food and...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:43 AM
For will.i.am, what started as a fascination with space turned into a history-making song that was transmitted earlier this week from the Mars rover Curiosity. In the Google+ Hangout above, Times Science Writer Amina Khan discussed how will.i.am came to.....