Health News

What Cat Litter & Suicide Have in Common
Among the various things pregnant women generally should avoid is changing kitty litter, which may seem oddly random in a list with alcohol, undercooked meat, soft cheeses and smoking.
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Mail-Order Hatchery
A cluster of salmonella infections, mostly affecting young children, that began in 2005 appears to be associated with contact with live chickens purchased through a mail-order hatchery.
Mad-Cow Case Found in California
A case of mad-cow disease has been located in a cow in California, but the USDA has announced that the discovery poses no risk to human health or the food supply.
Diabetes Test Detects DNA
Testing for viruses and bacteria used to require expensive equipment. Soon, people may be able to spot diseases and unsafe foods from the comfort of their home.
Most Dairy-Linked Disease Tied to Raw Milk
Among dairy-related disease outbreaks, raw milk appears to be the culprit. In states where the sale of u npasteurized milk is legal, the number of outbreaks doubles.
Arsenic and Organic-Laced Foods
While organic brown rice syrup may sound like a healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup, the "organic" sweetener could lead to more inorganic arsenic - a carcinogen - in your body.
A Stomach Bug and Diabetes
Our bodies are like ecosystems, as even the smallest change can affect the whole. It is a similar case when it comes to disease. One little intruder can be involved in the development of diseases like diabetes.
I'll Take Some Bacteria With my Raw Milk
If you go to the grocery store and pick up a gallon of milk, it's likely been pasteurized to kill bacteria. But you can still go directly to a farm for a taste of raw milk.
A Safe Shot for the Tot
The two forms of the rotavirus vaccine currently administered to children do not cause the same gastrointestinal problems as the previous version of the vaccine.
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.