Immunology

The farm-milk effect on trial

Erika von Mutius studies the impact of environmental factors in early childhood on allergy and asthma risk. She is now planning a large-scale trial of the beneficial role of unprocessed milk, which will involve thousands ...

Health

CDC issues warning on contaminated raw milk

(HealthDay)—Individuals who may have consumed contaminated raw milk and milk products from the Udder Milk company are urged to seek medical care, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's your real salmonella risk?

(HealthDay)—Every year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from contaminated food. That includes more than 1.2 million illnesses due to the bacteria salmonella.

Health

Raw milk advocates push to expand legalized sales

Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink milk that hasn't been heated to kill bacteria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rift Valley Fever epidemic kills at least 32 in Niger

At least 32 people have died since late August in an epidemic of Rift Valley fever in the western Niger region of Tahoua, the country's health ministry said Thursday.

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