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Misc. News : L.etter to E.ditor
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Nov 3, 2006, 10:45

D.iet & H.ealth : C.ancer
Nutritionist: Drinking too much milk promotes cancer growth
After 27 years of animal studies, Dr. T. Collin Campbell, Emeritus professor from Cornell University, came to a shocking conclusion that drinking too much milk promotes cancer growth. The details were revealed in his book titled "China Study".
Dec 8, 2006, 22:47

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Mushrooms Have a Future in Fighting a Fowl Parasite
Wide use of a mushroom extract to protect poultry against a major parasitic disease is now closer, thanks to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and her South Korean colleagues.
Dec 8, 2006, 09:38

F.ood & H.ealth : Agri. & Environ.
Pesticides linked to high risk of pediatric cancers
Rare pediatric cancers have been found not so rare in a potato-farming community of 14,000 residents on the western tip of Canada's Prince Edward Island, Global and Mail reported Wednesday Dec. 6.
Dec 7, 2006, 21:34

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
Congress Passes Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act
Passage of the STOP Act represents a long-overdue acknowledgement of the need to do more as a nation to address the harm caused by underage drinking. Unlike illicit drugs, for which we have a comprehensive government-wide strategy, there has been no credible national plan to combat alcohol problems,
Dec 7, 2006, 19:01

D.iet & H.ealth : C.ancer
High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk
Eating a low-protein diet may protect against certain cancers, while a diet high in protein may increase the risk for malignancies, a new study suggests.
Dec 7, 2006, 14:36

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Cereal prices surge to highest levels in decade
Cereal prices, particularly for wheat and maize, have reached levels not seen for a decade, according to FAO’s latest Food Outlook report.
Dec 7, 2006, 14:32

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak
FDA investigating Taco Bell ingredients as those sickened now include 99 people in 3 states; green onions from California could be the cause
Dec 7, 2006, 14:22

D.iet & H.ealth : B.ody W.eight
Nasal spray intended to treat obesity
A Boston company named Compellis Pharmaceuticals said that it obtained an initial patent for a nasal spray that aims to treat obesity by blocking the olfactory activity in the nose, Boston.com reported Wednesday Dec. 6.
Dec 7, 2006, 11:17

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Not to pile on Taco Bell, but how many times does lightening need to strike?
In early December, 2000, Lake County Florida Health Department (LCHD) learned of seven hepatitis A cases, including five hospitalizations, in Lake and neighboring Sumter Counties in a two week span. During the previous two years, the total number of known hepatitis A cases in Lake County was twenty-two.
Dec 7, 2006, 10:34

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
FDA investigating E. colo 0157 infections linked with Taco Bell
The Food and Drug Administration is assisting in the investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157 infection in consumers associated with eating food from several Taco Bell restaurants in Northeastern states.
Dec 6, 2006, 23:31

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Report says CT scans exposed youngsters to levels equivalent to 4,000 X-rays
Children in Ontario undergoing CT scans have been unwittingly subjected to radiation doses equivalent to more than 4,000 X-rays, levels high enough to raise cancer fears, the province's Auditor-General says.
Dec 6, 2006, 21:03

D.iet & H.ealth : C.hildren & W.omen
Infants & Fluoride: New Warning from Dentists
In a little-noticed but dramatic turnaround, the nation's leading fluoride advocate, The American Dental Association (ADA), issued an alert on November 9th urging parents to avoid fluoridated water when reconstituting infant formula.
Dec 6, 2006, 15:46

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants
(HealthDay News) -- Preliminary tests have linked the E. coli outbreak at Taco Bell restaurants in three northeastern states to samples of green onions possibly contaminated with a harsh strain of the bacteria.
Dec 6, 2006, 13:04

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
S. Korea rejects third shipment of U.S. beef
South Korea rejected a third batch of beef imported from Iowa, USA after bone chips were found in a package.
Dec 6, 2006, 12:45

D.iet & H.ealth : C.ancer
Eating greens may cut skin cancer risk
Skin cancer survivors may halve their chance of relapse by eating lots of leafy green vegetables, a new Australian study suggests.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:50

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
East Coast Foods Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish
East Coast Foods Inc., 2723 W. 15th St. Brooklyn, N.Y., 11224, is recalling 48 cans of Kaija brand uneviscerated Herring in Special Brine.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:15

Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair
Schools Getting Raw Deal from Bottlers
Most school beverage deals aren't very lucrative, raising an average of only $18 per student per year, according to the first-ever multi-state analysis of school systems' contracts with beverage companies.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:11

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
Raw milk advocate says government made a big mistake
Michael Schmidt, living off nothing but raw milk and water for almost two weeks, was cited as saying the provincial government is messing with the wrong man, adding, "They made a big mistake. They should have known that I'm very determined, and that the public is too well educated to buy all their crap.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:07

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Pa health department begins investigation into multi-state E. coli outbreak
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four cases of E. coli in Montgomery County as part of a multi-state outbreak that began in New Jersey, the department announced today.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:02

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
Give consumers choice in milk
If consumers want raw milk so badly, then government should, according to this editorial, relax the rules and make it available.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:00

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Minnesota Tops State Health Rankings
For the fourth straight year, Minnesota has taken first place in state health rankings in the annual United Health Foundation report, which also found Americans 0.3 percent healthier in 2006 than they were last year.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:47

Misc. News : Non-f.ood Things
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak
Taco Bell said it expects to reopen its restaurants Tuesday in New Jersey and Long Island, N.Y., after an outbreak of E. coli contamination sickened at least 39 people.

Dec 5, 2006, 16:46

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
FSIS to Hold a Public Meeting to Help Define 'Natural' Label
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a public meeting to discuss a petition to establish a definition for the voluntary claim "natural" and to gather comments on conditions under which the claim should be allowed to be used on the labels of meat and poultry products.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:38

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Cleugh's Frozen Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Strawberries Sold to Jamba Juice
Cleugh's Frozen Foods Inc., Salinas, CA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ-STKL) (TSX-SOY), today announced a voluntary recall of frozen strawberries sold exclusively to Jamba Juice for use in strawberry smoothies
Dec 5, 2006, 16:21

Misc. News : R.ecalls & A.lerts
Jamba Juice Issues Alert Regarding Strawberry Smoothies
Jamba Juice of San Francisco, CA in consultation with the FDA is notifying the public that smoothies containing strawberries which were sold at its Jamba Juice stores in Arizona, Southern Nevada and Southern California between November 25 - December 1, 2006, may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:20

D.iet & H.ealth : C.hildren & W.omen
Binge eating disorder: what you need to know
People with binge eating disorder often eat an unusually large amount of food and feel out of control during the binges.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:17

D.iet & H.ealth : G.eneral H.ealth
Anorexia nervosa: what you need to know

A person with anorexia (a-neh-RECK-see-ah) nervosa, often called anorexia, has an intense fear of gaining weight. Someone with anorexia thinks about food a lot and limits the food she or he eats, even though she or he is too thin.

Dec 5, 2006, 16:14

D.iet & H.ealth : G.eneral H.ealth
Bulimia: What you need to know
Bulimia (buh-LEE-me-ah) nervosa, often called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (binges) and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food, called purging.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:09

F.ood & H.ealth : L.aws & P.olitics
NYC Trans Fat, Calorie Labeling Initiatives Approved
Congratulations to the New York City Board of Health, Health Commissioner Tom Frieden and Mayor Michael Bloomberg for adopting these bold new measures to promote the publicís health. When New York City's major chain restaurants comply with these sensible new regulations, I hope they make the changes nationwide.
Dec 5, 2006, 13:17


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Cereal prices surge to highest levels in decade
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak
Not to pile on Taco Bell, but how many times does lightening need to strike?
Report says CT scans exposed youngsters to levels equivalent to 4,000 X-rays
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants
S. Korea rejects third shipment of U.S. beef
East Coast Foods Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Fish
Schools Getting Raw Deal from Bottlers
Pa health department begins investigation into multi-state E. coli outbreak
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High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk
Nasal spray intended to treat obesity
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Eating greens may cut skin cancer risk
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