Approximately 48 million people suffer from food poisoning each year in the United States and about 3,000 die each year from complications of food poisoning.
Food poisoning can occur when you consume food that is contaminated with bacteria; a common culprit is contaminated chicken. According to a recent study for Consumer Reports, 97 percent of chicken breasts purchased at …Read more
The bubbly is being passed around (and around), the confetti’s in the air and the party noisemakers are squawking. It’s New Year’s Eve and you’re caught up in the moment of nostalgic joy – ringing in the new year, wiping out past transgressions and making a fresh start. Out come the New Year’s proclamations: “I’m going to lose 50 pounds!” “I’m giving up red meat for good and turning vegan like Bill Clinton!” “I’m going to start exercising and run …Read more
The United States is on drugs.
It’s almost unbelievable how many people in the U.S. currently take prescription drugs – as many as 70 percent, according to the Mayo Clinic.
That means that nearly 220 million people around the country have prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets, alongside the band-aids and sunscreen. And when you include over-the-counter medications, you can see why the pharmaceutical industry is worth roughly $10 billion in the U.S. alone – as high as $300 billion …Read more
With the increasing number of deaths in China from the latest H7N9 avian (bird) flu, people around the world are becoming tense once again when it comes to travel or crowded areas. Although it hasn’t made its way to North America yet, people are being advised to follow certain flu prevention health tips to minimize the risk of contracting this virus, and to stop this deadly flu from spinning into an all-out global pandemic.
Bird flu …Read more