Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Roanoke Times

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:22 pm Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe By Ali Rockett Richmond Times-Dispatch roanoke.com Virginia Department of Health offices say a cluster of hepatitis A cases may be associated with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia. Testing linked the illnesses […]

Why we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

McDonald’s briefly offered Step-it Activity Bands in Happy Meals. They were discontinued after reports that they irritated children’s skin. (Ian Hardy/MobileSyrup.com) McDonald’s plan to get children active by providing them with fitness trackers ended almost as quickly as it started. The fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after “limited” reports surfaced […]

Good match not always needed for living donor kidney transplant – Fox News

Transplanting a mismatched kidney from a living donor may lower the risk of death more than not doing a transplant at all, according to a new study that could open the door to more operations. A long-term study found that transplant recipients whose immune systems were technically incompatible to the donated kidney – because […]

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

These “formulations” include (among so many other things) breakfast cereals, instant soup, soft drinks, and frozen meals. Using data from more than 9,000 people who participated in a nationally representative survey, the researchers found that 57.9 percent of people’s calorie intake, on average, came from ultra-processed foods. Minimally processed or unprocessed foods—meat, plants, eggs, pasta, […]

Brazil Adjusts Guidelines for Diagnosing Defect Linked to Zika – New York Times

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Pistachios Recalled Over Multistate Salmonella Outbreak – ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people not to eat pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios as they have been linked to a multistate salmonella outbreak, a statement says. There have been 11 cases across nine states, including two people hospitalized, according to the CDC. There have been no deaths reported. Cases […]

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

WSJElizabeth Holmes defends herself and her company Theranos at WSJLive 2015 See Also Evidence that Theranos may have returned potentially faulty results to patients have been documented in a government investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing people familiar with the documents, The Journal’s John Carreyou and Christopher Weaver report that the blood-testing company gave results even though […]

Report: Teen Use Of Morning After Pill Increasing – CBS Local

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (CBS) – A new report from the CDC finds the percentage of teen girls who have used the morning after pill has increased by more than ten percent over the past decade. The report says that the use of emergency contraception by female teenagers who have had sexual intercourse at least once has […]

Scientists identify the surprising taste of fat – Fox News

Scientists at Purdue University have isolated the taste of fat— a discovery that may have implications for obesity research and human biology, Forbes reported. The finding potentially means that, in addition to the five known basic tastes— bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami— fat has a distinct taste and brain activity patterns that generate it. […]