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August 11, 2014
Illegal Drugs in Chicken Feathers
By testing chicken feathers for chemical residues, researchers aim to find out what the poultry industry is feeding their birds. The presence of banned drugs and a broad range of pharmaceuticals...
August 8, 2014
What’s the Best Mouthwash?
There’s a cheap concoction one can make at home that safely wipes out cavity-forming bacteria on our teeth better than chlorhexidine mouthwash and also reduces their plaque-forming ability.
April 16, 2014
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
February 7, 2014
Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
Foster Farms chicken may have infected and sickened more than 10,000 people due to contamination of the meat with fecal material.
January 8, 2014
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
The level of multi-drug antibiotic resistant bacteria contamination is compared between meat from animals raised conventionally and certified organic meat from animals raised without being fed...
July 8, 2013
Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age
The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns that we may be facing an end to modern medicine as we know it thanks in part to the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals to...
June 14, 2013
Childhood Tea Drinking May Increase Fluorosis Risk
Green tea consumption may help prevent cavities, but excessive consumption among young children may lead to dental fluorosis due to the natural fluoride content of the plant.
June 12, 2013
Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections?
Cranberries may reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections, but their role in treating infections is limited.
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