Jul 31, 2014 Last Updated: 11:02 AM EDT

Drinking soda damages a rats brain, study suggests damage may also occur in humans

A new small study in rats found that drinking sugary beverages may result in memory issues down the line.


Scandal-ridden food manufacturer suspends factory operations

Following a food scandal in China involving expired meat used to produce fast-food products, the American company that owns the plant where the actions were documented said Monday that it was suspending the factory's operations.

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Job loss increases death risk while recession doesn't: Study

Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions lower it, according to new research.

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Key ingredient in tomatoes can help fight heart disease


If you are suffering from heart disease, try increasing your daily intake of tomatoes - that is according to new research.

Food images help to educate medical students

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The use of food comparisons to describe the appearances and smells of disease must be given a revival in the medical literature, according to a report.

Foster Farms recalls chicken, two congress members urge USDA to shut the company down

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After 600 people were left sick, Foster Farms has issued a recall for its chicken on July 3. Congress is also getting involved in the matter after two members are calling on federal agriculture officials to shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants until the salmonella outbreak has been resolved.

Norovirus most ofen spread by food handlers: CDC

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Noroviruses are the leading cause of reported foodborne disease outbreaks and food preparation in restaurants is the most common source of norovirus contaminated foods. Cruise ship outbreaks account for just 1 percent of reported norovirus cases, according to data published today by the Centers for Disease Control.

Increasing dairy intake may help colon cancer patients: study


Patients suffering from colon cancer may benefit from increasing their dairy intake, according to a new study.

Could camel become the next major superfood on store shelves?


Superfoods are all the buzz lately, from spinach to blueberries, and now camel milk may be the next hot item all health-conscious individuals may be sampling.

Mammography screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer: Study

Researchers say that regular mammograms can reduce the chances of a patient dying from breast cancer by nearly 30 percent, and that national screening programs should continue, according to a large Canadian study.

FDA clarifies statement on aging cheese on wooden boards


U.S. Food and Drug Administration rattled cheese makers following the revelation over the weekend that an FDA official made a statement in January which suggested it would go after manufacturers who age or cure cheeses on wooden boards.

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HPV vaccination rates are still low: Health officials say

More teen girls are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, but the numbers are still "unacceptably low", according to U.S. health officials.

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Stress can lead to increased weight gain: Study

Feeling stressed could lead to increased weight again, according to a new study.


'Spoonful's of medicine can lead to dosage errors

A new study says that suggesting a "spoonful" of medicine can lead to potentially dangerous doses and it can be a big medical error. Instead, parents are encouraged to use droppers and syringes which measure in milliliters or ounces when giving liquid medicines , according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

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Nearly 2 million pounds of potentially E.Coli infected beef shipped nationwide, 11 people sick

Eleven people have been hospitalized following an E. coli outbreak which has been linked to burgers consumed in restaurants in four states, according to reports.


Ice Cream Flavor Treat Made With Viagra and Tastes of Champagne

Forget about talking the bill pill, a British ice cream maker has created a flavor that includes 25 mg of Viagra per scoop.


Tip Your Starbucks Barista From Your iPhone

Starbucks announced that it will improve its mobile application that will allow customers visiting its stores to tip their baristas from their iPhone.

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