THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths. Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese people have a tougher time fighting COVID-19, even if they have a milder form of the virus, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 500 patients who tested positive for COVID but didn’t require hospitalization. Teens and adults who wereContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods is putting their health at risk, researchers warn. Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat or heat, include additives, and contain little, if any, whole foods. They include frozen pizza, soda, fast food, sweets, salty snacks, canned soup and mostContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You can add obesity and its related health risks to the long list of threats posed by climate change, researchers report. In a new review, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia outlined the association between climate change and obesity. As globalContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parents frazzled by their little ones’ finicky food choices often sigh in exasperation, thinking: “They’ll grow out of it by college.” Maybe not, suggests a new study from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Some young people continue their picky eating into earlyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nuclear war would trigger worldwide climate change and take a dire toll on food production and human health, according to scientists who studied different scenarios using a modern climate model. “Although we suspected that ozone would be destroyed after nuclear war and thatContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers. A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats. According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical that could take theContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Sept. 4, 2012 (HealthDay News) — It’s still not OK to kiss your chickens or your ducklings — you could catch a salmonella infection from barnyard birds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered that warning before, and now an agriculture expert reminds backyard farmers thatContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept.1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sugar is killing Americans in droves, according to researchers who found that reducing the sweetener in packaged foods and beverages could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests. Less sugary packaged foods and drinks would also curb nearly a half-millionContinue Reading