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2022

Chicken Strips Dog Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella Danger

Chicken Strips Dog Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella DangerTHURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dog treats are being voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services reported July 6 that some Stormberg Foods LLC dog treats were contaminated with salmonella, which triggered the recall, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products are Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat.Salmonella in these products can infect pets and people who handle them, especially if they have not washed their hands after touching the products or surfaces exposed to them, the company said. People should watch out for symptoms of salmonella infection,...

Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over...

14 July 2022
Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria ContaminationTHURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.While healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms after infection — including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea — Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the company said in a statement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.The products were sold at Big Olaf retailers in Florida as well as to consumers in restaurants and senior homes, and one location in Fredericksburg, Ohio, the company said. All flavors, lots, codes and all expiration dates...

Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

13 July 2022
Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a MonthWEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out. A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days.The research -- prompted by COVID outbreaks in Asia in which packaged meat was suspected as the virus' source -- was conducted on frozen chicken, beef, pork and salmon. The findings were published June 11 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology."Although you might not store meat in the fridge for 30 days, you might store it in the freezer for that long," said first author Emily Bailey, assistant professor of public health at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.Her team conducted its research without use of the actual...

Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?

12 July 2022
Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?TUESDAY, July 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A fasting diet might be the ticket to avoiding a COVID-19 hospitalization, a new study suggests. Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah found that people who had practiced water-only intermittent fasting for decades were less likely to experience severe complications as a result of a COVID infection."Intermittent fasting has already been shown to lower inflammation and improve cardiovascular health. In this study, we're finding additional benefits when it comes to battling an infection of COVID-19 in patients who have been fasting for decades," said lead author Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at Intermountain.The researchers collected data from a voluntary registry at the health care center. They...

Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

11 July 2022
Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study FindsMONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more likely to die prematurely than people who rarely added salt to their meals.On average, salt lovers shaved about two years off of their life expectancy at age 50.The findings do not prove the salt shaker is a deadly weapon. But they do support going lighter on the condiment, said lead researcher Dr. Lu Qi, of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans."It's a simple behavior people can modify," Qi said.Processed foods and ready-to-go meals are...
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