Health

Salmonella, a leading cause of foodborne outbreaks

Salmonella, fears over which sparked a cautionary recall of Kinder chocolate eggs in several European countries on Tuesday, is one of the most common causes of food-borne outbreaks.

Neuroscience

Researchers find new clues in the brain linking pain and food

It has long been known that there is an association between food and pain, as people with chronic pain often struggle with their weight. Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience may have found an explanation ...

Health

Mayo Clinic Minute: Toss the junk food for better health

The steady stream of holiday cookies and treats may have slowed, but for millions of Americans, the appetite for high-fat, sodium-laden sweets continues. Making the switch from highly-processed junk food to healthier whole ...

Health

Spain to ban ads for sweets targeting kids

Spain will ban ads aimed at kids for high-sugar foods and drinks like choclate bars and soda in a bid to slow a growing obesity epidemic, an official said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Senegal sees dramatic COVID-19 surge as major holiday looms

Adama Ndiaye got up before dawn to travel about 25 miles (40 kilometers), hoping that she would be able to get a sheep for the celebration next week of the Muslim holiday of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The science behind impulse buying

You have probably often said to yourself: "This time, I will only buy what I need!" But then you still ended up coming home with things that were not on your shopping list.

Vaccination

World's safest place? Vermont leads US vaccine race

Vermont—known for Bernie Sanders, maple syrup and the birthplace of Ben and Jerry's ice cream—has a new claim to fame: America's most-vaccinated state against COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Does exercising really reduce the risk?

A new US study shows that people who are less physically active are more likely to be hospitalized and die with COVID-19. According to these new calculations, being inactive puts you at a greater risk from COVID-19 than any ...

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