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Ravenna, Ohio: Ohio woman Nickolette Botsford says she found a tooth with dried blood on it while eating cashews.  She felt something hard while chewing on the nuts "and vomited when she saw it looked like a tooth", WOIO-TV reports.   The hospital confirmed it is in fact a human tooth spotted with dried blood.  Botsford was treated for exposure to blood or bodily...[ Read More... ]
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Gluten-free diet not recommended if you don't have celiac disease
It's recommended to go gluten-free if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, as strong evidence links gluten to digestive problems in these specific cases.  But Consumer Reports says avoiding gluten is not a good idea for those who are not allergic to gluten, and can do more harm than good:"Less than 7 percent of Americans have celiac disease or another condition that causes gluten...[ Read More... ]
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Lafayette, Louisiana: Friends Karen Bowers and Jeanette LeBlanc shucked and ate about two dozen raw oysters.“About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything,” Bergquist said.“An allergic reaction of sorts, that’s what I would call it. That’s what we thought,” Bowers added.(via KRON4, "Texas woman dies...[ Read More... ]
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Trader Joe's salads being recalled are: Trader Joe's White Meat Chicken Salad, Curried White Chicken Deli Salad and Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad.  The recalled salads have use-by dates from November 10 to 21.  Recalled because they may contain pieces of glass / hard plastic.  Yikes!Directly from their website:RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Glass/Hard Plastic) in...[ Read More... ]
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Trick-or-treater finds blade in Halloween candy
Beaverton, Oregon: Trick-or-treating near NW Cornelius Pass Road and NW Quatama Road, KRON4 reports a 13-year-old girl found a blade inside a Twix bar after getting home.“We’ve always lived in a safe neighborhood, so it was very scary,” Tiffany, the girl’s mother said. “I had a hard time sleeping last night because of it.”The blade appeared to have possibly...[ Read More... ]
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Trader Joe's salads contaminated with bacteria, cause listeriosis
The USDA has issued a public health alert for bacteria contaminated Trader Joe's salads, labeled "TRADER JOE'S Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat", in 9.3-ounce plastic containers.  The ready-to-eat (so no rinsing) salads were shipped to Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah Trader Joe's stores, and had "Use by" dates of Oct. 10, 11, 12, and 13. ...[ Read More... ]
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Toxic Herbal tea causes critcal illness and death in San Francisco Chinatown
Within an hour of drinking the tea made from the leaves supplied by the same San Francisco herbalist in Chinatow, a woman in her 50s and man in his 30s became critically ill.  Both victims quickly developed weakness, and then life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms, requiring resuscitation and intensive hospital care...The male victim recovered and was released earlier this month, while...[ Read More... ]
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The Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw/lightly cooked eggs that have not been pasteurized ane make you sick (CDC: "Salmonella and Eggs").. Cartons of eggs that are not pasteurized must carry the FDA-required label:Safe Handling InstructionsTo prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly. (via FDA:...[ Read More... ]
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 There are a lot of health benefits for babies breastfeeding, from absorbing antibodies to help babies fight off viruses and bacteria, to lowering their risk of having asthma or allergies.  Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea ("Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby -...[ Read More... ]
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EWG (the Environmental Working Group) has put out their annual list for which fruits and vegetables they found to have the most pesticide residue, termed the “Dirty Dozen”:1. Strawberries2. Apples3. Nectarines4. Peaches5. Celery6. Grapes7. Cherries8. Spinach9. Tomatoes10. Sweet bell peppers11. Cherry tomatoes12. CucumbersFor the last five years apples were #1, but now it's...[ Read More... ]
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Strawberries ranked #1 for most pesticides
EWG (the Environmental Working Group) has put out their annual list for which fruits and vegetables they found to have the most pesticide residue, termed the “Dirty Dozen”:1. Strawberries2. Apples3. Nectarines4. Peaches5. Celery6. Grapes7. Cherries8. Spinach9. Tomatoes10. Sweet bell peppers11. Cherry tomatoes12. CucumbersFor the last five years apples were #1, but now it's...[ Read More... ]
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The Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw/lightly cooked eggs that have not been pasteurized ane make you sick (CDC: "Salmonella and Eggs").. Cartons of eggs that are not pasteurized must carry the FDA-required label:Safe Handling InstructionsTo prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly. (via FDA:...[ Read More... ]
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