Food and Nutrition News

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12/13/2006
Women Still Chief Household Organizers: U.K. Study

Findings suggest health promotions should target them and not men

12/12/2006
12/12/2006
Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Cause Still a Mystery

U.S. health officials say green onions tested negative

12/10/2006
Choose Wisely in the Organic Food Aisle

Confusion grows as these products become more common

12/9/2006
Victim Count in Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Still Rising

Confirmed cases now spread across 6 states; source of outbreak still unclear, CDC says

12/8/2006
Restricting Calories Boosts the Immune System

And that may be a key to a longer life, study with monkeys suggests

12/7/2006
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak

FDA investigating Taco Bell ingredients as those sickened now include 99 people in 3 states; green onions from California could be the cause

12/6/2006
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants

Preliminary tests show the produce may be source of E. coli contamination

12/5/2006
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak

At least 39 people have been sickened; officials search for source of contamination

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Fast Food Inside Hospitals Fuels Concern

An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier

12/1/2006
Health Tip: Fish is Good for Your Heart

It contains healthy fatty acids

11/30/2006
Tea Soothes Skin Damage Linked to Cancer Treatment

Extracts speed healing of radiation-related injury, researchers report

11/27/2006
Edible Coatings May Boost Food Safety

Oregano oil spray kills more than 50 percent of E. Coli O157:H7 bacteria

11/24/2006
Wild Wheat Gene Raises Domestic Grain's Goodness

Inserting a bit of DNA boosts iron, protein and zinc levels, scientists say

11/23/2006
Tips to Lighten That Thanksgiving Meal

How to serve the traditional feast without a portion of guilt

11/22/2006
Staying Trim on Turkey Day

Expert offers hosts, guests help on avoiding holiday weight-gain

11/21/2006
Health Tip: Watch What Your Child Drinks

Calories in fruit juice, soda add up

11/20/2006
Gene Tweak Makes Cottonseed Edible

Removing a toxin could turn it into high-protein food source, scientists say

11/20/2006
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary

Tracking what you eat may help you shed pounds

11/17/2006
Bad Diet? Urine Test May Tell

It's a quick, cheap way for doctors to assess eating habits, study finds

11/16/2006
New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

11/16/2006
Red Wine Compound Could Boost Endurance

Resveratrol also fights obesity and may even extend life, early mouse study suggests

11/15/2006
Dark Chocolate Helps Keep Blood-Clotting Dangers at Bay

More sweet news for those who love the antioxidant-rich candy

11/13/2006
Red Meat May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Growth hormones, natural carcinogens in meat could be to blame, researchers say

11/7/2006
Health Tip: Get Enough Iron

And help prevent anemia

11/3/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Tomatoes in Restaurants

Officials say problem has passed, but they're looking for source of contamination

11/3/2006
FDA Offers Advice on Preventing Food-Borne Illness

In wake of salmonella outbreak, tips include cooking meat thoroughly and washing produce

11/3/2006
Health Tip: Children Can Become Obese, Too

Suggestions to avoid a life-long problem

10/31/2006
Health Tip: Watch Your Child's Sugar Intake

Sweets are OK in moderation

10/31/2006
Precooking Fries in Microwave Cuts Suspected Carcinogen

Levels of acrylamide reduced by nearly two-thirds depending on heat, study finds

10/31/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 172 in 18 States

U.S. health officials investigating latest bacterial infection, possibly linked to tomatoes.

10/27/2006
Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

10/27/2006
Health Tip: Eat a Balanced Vegetarian Diet

Here's how to get the right nutrients

10/26/2006
Wild Boar May Have Caused Tainted Spinach Outbreak

Investigators probe whether animals carried E. coli to produce fields

10/23/2006
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking benefits more than high-risk individuals, study suggests

10/20/2006
Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer

But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

10/13/2006
Antibiotics in Poultry May Pose Risk to Humans

Overuse may foster drug resistance in people, study suggests

10/13/2006
Spinach Contamination Linked to Cattle Ranch

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/12/2006
Cattle Ranch May Be Source of Spinach Contamination

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/11/2006
Vigilance Is the Price of Weight Control

Successful dieters keep pounds off with a scale and ready-to-use action plans, study finds

10/11/2006
Food Safety Ultimately Rests With the Consumer

U.S. produce and meats are basically safe, experts say, but use caution in the kitchen

10/11/2006
California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower

Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

10/10/2006
Health Tip: Some Should Watch Fish Intake

Mercury in fish can harm kids, pregnant women

10/10/2006
California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower

Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

10/9/2006
Walnuts May Beat Olive Oil for Heart Health

Spanish study suggests they leave arteries more elastic

10/9/2006
'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

10/6/2006
Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk

Caffeine might be the culprit, experts say

10/6/2006
Spinach Gets Green Light, But Where Are the Greens?

Wary consumers mean markets may only slowly restock shelves, experts say

10/2/2006
Overeating a Form of Addiction

Study tracks stomach-to-brain nerve signals in obese people