Beefed up Rules Against Foodborne Illness
Heading into 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is unveiling new strategies aimed at protecting consumers from foodborne illness by adding new rules to safeguard beef.
Tyson Recalls Contaminated Beef
Tyson Fresh Meats has recalled nearly 41,000 pounds of ground beef in 16 states believed to be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.
E.coli Found in Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough
Say it ain't so: ready-to-bake cookie dough has been identified as the culprit of an E.coli outbreak that sickened 77 raw cookie dough lovers.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Crohn's Disease and Diabetes
When a patient is diagnosed with Crohn's disease, doctors most commonly try to treat them first with medication. Surgery is another treatment option, however, doctors generally do not know which patients will need it.
Why Wash Your Reusable Bags?
You're being environmentally conscious, and taking your reusable grocery bags to pack up your food at the store. But do you know how to clean them?
Number Sickened in Contaminated Turkey Outbreak Continues to Rise
Though it's been nearly two months since Cargill Meat Solutions recalled 36 million pounds of contaminated turkey, cases of Salmonella poisoning cases still are trickling in.
Deaths From Contaminated Cantaloupe Continue to Mount
Government health officials report that at least 13 people have died and 72 have been sickened from Colorado cantaloupes contaminated with the deadly listeria illness.
New Spoils of War
The life of a soldier is one of serving their country and sacrificing more than anyone may know. A recent study shows the Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects 25 percent of those serving in Desert Storm, appears to be related to their place of deployment and other tangible factors.
Listeria Found in Tainted Cantaloupes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have confirmed the presence of listeria in Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes. Four already have died and 35 people in 10 states have been sickened from the tainted fruit.