WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Providing sick leave to restaurant workers could help prevent the spread of foodborne illness because ill workers are key drivers of outbreaks at restaurants, a new government report shows. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data on Tuesday covering 800Continue Reading

SUNDAY, May 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The last thing you want to invite to your Memorial Day cookout is foodborne illness. An expert from Virginia Tech offers some suggestions for keeping it at bay, even when cooking something you may have less experience with, such as plant-based or turkeyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a salmonella outbreak involving 18 people in six states has been linked to Papa Murphy’s raw cookie dough Two individuals were hospitalized in connection with the infections, the CDC said in itsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Vegan moms can breastfeed their children and not worry that their breast milk is missing essential nutrients, a new study finds. Researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands tested the milk of vegan mothers, finding it contains sufficient levels of vitaminContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to get tougher on Salmonella bacteria found in breaded, stuffed raw chicken products, the agency announced Tuesday. About 1.35 million people are infected with Salmonella bacteria each year in the United States, according to the Centers forContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Americans are eating more food additives, according to a new study that found about 60% of foods they purchase contain coloring or flavoring agents, preservatives and sweeteners. That’s up by 10% from 2001. “Our research clearly shows that the proportion of ultra-processed foodsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — One group of Americans drinks more caffeinated beverages than all others. That’s people who smoke cigarettes and also have serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. While Americans overall are drinking more caffeinated beverages than ever, this groupContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may have found a way for coffee-lovers to cut back without suffering symptoms of caffeine withdrawal like headache, fatigue, bad mood and irritability. It’s a cup of decaf. A new study found that people experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms with the substitute. “AContinue Reading