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  • Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics

    Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics
    The evening's menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches—items right at home in the city's finest restaurants. Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound...
  • Fresh Express recalls romaine lettuce salad products because of E. coli risk

     
    Fresh Express is recalling certain romaine lettuce salad products with expired Use-by Dates of July 8 – 12 and an “S” in the Product Code because they may have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. No other Fresh Express...
  • The many ways to share bad news

    The many ways to share bad news
    After her breast cancer diagnosis in December, Ederlen Casillas of Downey found herself overcome by more than just her cancer treatments. "Trying to communicate with family and friends was starting to feel overwhelming," she says. "It's an emotional...
  • Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?

    Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?
    No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that. In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
  • Salsa And Guacamole Blamed For Food Poisoning

    Salsa And Guacamole Blamed For Food Poisoning
    ATLANTA -- Guacamole and salsa are being blamed for one in 25 identified outbreaks of food poisoning in restaurants The dishes were blamed for one in 25 identified outbreaks of food poisoning at restaurants between 1998 and 2008--more than twice the rate...
  • Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis. Is there any treatment for him? What kind of doctor should he see? ANSWER: First and foremost, it's critical that your father stop drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis, an acute...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Recall Roundup: This week’s consumer product recalls

     
    Here’s your weekly roundup of recalled products announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service: Bison products Rocky Mountain Natural Meats of Henderson, Colo., is recalling about 66,776 pounds of ground and...
  • Miravalle dried peppers recalled because of possible salmonella risk

     
    Miravalle Foods of El Monte, Calif., is recalling 37,318 pounds of Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico Brand Peppersdistributed between March 15 and May 6 2010 to customers in CA, CO, UT, NC, NE, ID, OR and NV because they have the...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...