Health

Uninviting Microbes to Your Summer Outings

Eating outside is one of the joys of summer. Picnics, barbeques, and camping are all opportunities to dine al fresco. But when packing food, you don't want to bring along any uninvited guests who might spoil both the fare ...

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Acrylamide in food is a public health concern, says EFSA draft

EFSA has confirmed previous evaluations that, based on animal studies, acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. Acrylamide in food is produced by the same chemical ...

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Study identifies risky food safety practices in home kitchens

(Medical Xpress)—While most consumers are very aware of food safety issues, including salmonella, and the risk of foodborne illness, many do not follow recommended food safety practices in preparing their own meals at home, ...

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Lots of fruits and vegetables, but lots of high-fat snacks

The home is an important microenvironment in models of obesity and can trigger behaviors both positively and negatively associated with weight status. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Emory's Rollins School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cambodian boy dies from bird flu, WHO says

A nine-year-old boy has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the 10th victim this year, the World Health Organisation said Monday, warning that the kingdom's deadliest outbreak of the virus could continue.

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What do you do in your kitchen?

Understanding what people do in their kitchens and why will inform thinking about how to reduce the burden from illness caused by food prepared and eaten at home, according to a new report by University of Hertfordshire researchers ...

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