Washington Consumers Advised Not to Eat a Local Farm’s Eggs
By News Desk
Eggs produced by Daizen Farms in Burlington, WA are from hens that ate feed contaminated with rodent droppings and Salmonella, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).There have been no illnesses linked to the eggs, but WSDA is…
Pathogen Detection System Takes a Cue from Fireflies
By James Andrews
Biology researchers in the United Kingdom have developed a device that can detect foodborne pathogens using a variant of a simple, seemingly unlikely chemical: Firefly luciferase, the enzyme that makes fireflies’ abdomens light up.The device, called “Bioluminescent Assay in Real-Time”…
House Budget Seeks Steep Spending Cuts
By Helena Bottemiller
Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service could face cuts under a new budget proposal put out by House Republicans on Tuesday.Though the budget outline, released by Budget Chairman…
Antibiotics Risky for E. Coli Patients, Study Confirms
By Gretchen Goetz
Among children with E. coli infections, those given antibiotics are more likely to develop a life-threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS),
to a new study.Avoiding antibiotics as a treatment for E. coli has been a longstanding recommendation for…
17 Micrograms of This in Your Body Lowers Your IQ by 10 Points 17 Micrograms of This in Your Body Lowers Your IQ by 10 Points
How to flush it out – There is little doubt toxic heavy metals and chemicals in our environment contribute to the vast majority of cancers, MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a quick way to unclog these disease-causing and IQ-destroying elements from your body…
Why You Need More of This Crucial Vitamin If You Are Heavy
Being overweight, obese or simply heavy with muscle affects the amount needed of this crucial nutrient to help you prevent disease and stay healthy.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, hormone-like vitamin, and many therefore believe that if you’re obese you need more of it because body fat acts as a “sink” by collecting it.
Help for Cats That Freak Out at the Vet’s Office
Sixty percent of cat owners say their cat hates vet visits. If your kitty despises trips to the vet, there are things you can do to help get him ready for his next appointment. And don’t be afraid to check out local offices to find a practice that excels at being cat-friendly.
Canada Beef Recall Includes More Than 135 Products
By News Desk
More than 135 products are part of the recall in Canada of frozen ground beef processed by the Saskatchewan-based New Food Classics, a plant that has filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations.The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7…