| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:31 PM
On Earth Day, I find myself thinking of the various people who assume that pollution is something they can worry about later, after dealing with more pressing things like financial issues.
The problem with this type of thinking is that the planet is sick...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Food poisoning cases caused by salmonella have increased by 10 percent in recent years despite widespread campaigns to educate consumers and foodmakers about food preparation and handling, according to new federal statistics that...
| Jun 11, 2011
Now that organic beans sprouts grown in Germany have been pinpointed as the likely source of the European E. coli outbreak, consumers must confront growing doubts about the vegetable.
Although German officials believe most of the contaminated sprouts ...
| Jul 4, 2011
At a time of rising concern over pathogens in produce, Congress is moving to eliminate the only national program that regularly screens U.S. fruits and vegetables for the type of E. coli that recently caused a deadly outbreak in Germany.
The House last...
| Sep 27, 2011
Now that dog days of summer are behind us, it's time to get ready for fall. Here with some cool (pun Intended) new products for the fall season is David Gregg, senior editor of BehindTheBuy.com.
Highlights included: lastest air purifier to fight...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Health officials said Friday that a novel strain of swine flu sickened a child in Pennsylvania, who has recovered from the illness.
“At this time, with only one case of this kind identified in Pennsylvania, we cannot yet say there is a...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Frozen turkey may be contaminated with salmonella, officials warn
A day after one of the nation's largest food recalls, federal health officials warned the public that frozen turkey bought weeks or even months ago and stored in a home freezer could be...
| Aug 10, 2011
Q: My partner and I have recently returned from a six-day vacation at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While we were there, many guests were afflicted by a serious illness. We began hearing about it soon after our arrival, and within...