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Drinking cow milk controversial but what about alternatives?

2017-02-13 19:13

There is much controversy about whether or not you should drink milk. Is drinking milk dangerous?

Milk is a common grocery household item but for many people drinking cow’s milk can be dangerous. Are milk alternatives also dangerous for your health?

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Cook your chicken well to prevent Guillain-Barre Syndrome

2016-12-12 21:35

Researchers have found Guillain-Barre Syndrome is caused by a bacterium which is found in undercooked chicken.

Chicken is a delicious and nutritious food. However it is only safe to eat if it is cooked well. Bacterium from chicken which is not cooked well can make people very sick.

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Halloween Candy Can Kill, Say Scientists

2016-11-01 04:53

Halloween is over at last, but not what’s in those bags of candy your child brought home last night. While parents may be tempted to allow a child to overindulge thinking that the worst that can happen is a sore tummy that might teach him or her a lesson, scientists say that eating too much Halloween candy all at once can actually kill a child.

According to a recent ABC News report, parents need to know that eating too much candy after trick-or-treating this Halloween can result in not only an excessive amount of added calories,

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Pepper-Eating Health Warning. What's Too Hot?

2016-10-22 08:26

While pepper-eating contests are part of the fun of a pepper fest, they can do more than just give you a really bad case of heartburn. Here’s how one man nearly died after eating a pepper with a score of more than 1,000,000 units on the Scoville scale.

According to a recent CBS News story, a 47-year-old man found himself near death’s door after a ghost pepper-eating contest that burned a 1-inch hole in his esophagus.

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Food Safety Tips for Blackouts

2016-10-12 09:27

Do you know what temperature your fridge should be maintained to keep food safe? How about your freezer? And, what if there’s a power outage? Find out with these food safety tips for keeping your food cool during a blackout.

The latest hurricane threat is over, but it’s just a matter of time before another one hits or some other act of nature knocks down a power line and causes a power outage in your home.

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Two Dangerous Things You're Doing With Your Food

2016-09-16 21:14

Here are two unsuspecting ways your food can get contaminated and cause your body harm. You've probably done both at least once, and may still be doing them everyday! Heard of the five-second rule? As a kid you probably swore by it. But scientists are finally handing down an official verdict on its efficacy. They also found that sharing spoons can increase your risk for cavities!

The Truth About the “Five-second Rule”

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Lawyer Lists Top Foods to Always Avoid

2016-01-29 00:49

Would you take health advice from a personal injury lawyer? You just might if he specializes in food poisoning lawsuits and is recognized by healthcare providers as a food poisoning expert whom they agree is correct regarding his list of top foods to avoid.

According to a recent CBS News report, Bill Marler—an attorney who specializes in food poisoning lawsuits—recently published an article in Food Poisoning Journal the six foods in

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Will You Make These Food Mistakes This Holiday Season?

2015-11-09 21:10

Would you lick a raw turkey? Maybe not intentionally or even during a double-dog dare, but Today show co-host Matt Lauer essentially did exactly that in this video. Find out what other holiday food mistakes you could be making this Thanksgiving season.

According to a recent episode of Today, co-host Matt Lauer made one of the biggest cooking blunders a person can make in the kitchen—touching raw meat and then putting his fingers in his m

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Celiac disease alert: General Mills recalls gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

2015-10-08 21:22

General Mills has recalled gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because wheat was included in the packages but not listed in the ingredients. The company recommends that consumers with celiac disease, wheat allergies and gluten sensitivities avoid the recalled cereal. General Mills states that one facility, located in California, was affected by wheat contamination. The company has recalled 1.8 million boxes of its cereal.

The Lodi facility in California had wheat contamination that affected the oats used in certain lots of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios.

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