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Food Poisoning Report Shows Salmonella Cases Down, but Other Foodborne Infections on the Rise

In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it shows the rate of food poisoning caused by salmonella dropping, but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The rate of Salmonella infections dropped by about 9 percent compared with the previous three years, though it was unchanged from 2006-2008, baseline years used for comparison. Campylobacter infections,... 

Free Jet Lag App Called Entrain Could Help Travelers Reset Circadian Rhythm

Researchers in Michigan believe they have a new way to solve jet lag using mathematical formulas. They key is light. “If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it’ll send you the wrong direction,” said University of Michigan math professor Daniel Forger, who led the research published Thursday. A master biological clock, called a circadian rhythm, regulates when a person becomes... 

Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Pieces of Plastic Found

Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says. “The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products,” the USDA’s news release on the matter reads. “FSIS [Food Safety and Inspection Service] has received no... 

Drinking Milk May Help Slow Knee Osteoarthritis in Women

Drinking a glass of milk everyday may help keep your knees healthy. Researchers suggest that women who frequently consume milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. “Milk consumption plays an important role in bone health,” explained lead author Bing Lu from Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that OA,... 

Ketamine Could Help Treat Depression, According to Researchers

Researchers in the UK gave ketamine to severely depressed patients and found positive results from it. Ketamine is a licensed medical drug, used as an anesthetic and to relieve pain, but it is also used as a recreational drug, sometimes nicknamed “special K.” The researchers tested ketamine on 28 people with major depressive disorder and found the drug quickly helped relieve the condition... 

Eating More than Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Can Reduce Death Risk

We all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of our overall health, but new research suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can reduce the risk of death by up to 42 percent. Researchers from the University College London found that eating fruits and vegetables was linked with a lower risk of death from any cause, especially at deaths as a result of cardiovascular... 

Autism Starts Prior to Birth with Brain Cells, According to Research

New research shows Autism starts prior to birth. Autism begins when certain brain cells fail to properly mature within the womb, according to scientists. Brain tissue taken from children who died and had autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that’s critical for learning and memory, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Tissue samples... 

Costco Recalls Kirkland Real Sliced Fruit Due to Possible Contamination of Salmonella

Costco is recalling their Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit due to possible contamination of salmonella. The recall involves nearly 60,000 cases, which each contain 20 single-serving pouches of dried fruits such as apples, strawberries and bananas. The Freeze-dried fruit maker, Oregon Freeze Dry initiated a voluntary recall of Real Sliced Fruit cases marked with a Feb. 14, 2015 to March 11, 2015... 

Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating Anorexia

Research by British and Korean scientists found Oxytocin, a chemical in the brain known as the “love hormone”, to be an effective treatment for people suffering with anorexia nervosa. In studies of anorexic patients, researchers found oxytocin altered their tendencies to become fixated on images of fattening foods and large body shapes – suggesting it could be developed as a treatment... 

Glucosamine Supplement May Not Help Ease Joint Pain

A new study shows taking glucosamine may not decrease or prevent deterioration of knee cartilage, reduce bone bruises or ease knee pain. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, authors studied the effects of glucosamine hydrochloride on a group of 201 adults adults between 35 and 65 with mild to moderate knee pain, that is common among those with knee osteoarthritis,... 
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