Aug 20, 2014 Last Updated: 06:11 AM EDT

China halts some U.S. pork imports over feed additive use

China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday to enforce its ban on the use of a feed additive that promotes lean muscle growth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.


Lye-Containing Iced Tea Poisons 67-Year Old Woman

67-year old Jang Harden couldn't believe how their afternoon drink at Dickey's Barbecue Pit would turn out.

Iced Tea Contaminated With Lye

Belgian Infant Contracts HIV Via Breast Milk

In 2012, a one-year-old boy in Belgium acquired HIV through his mother's breast milk, a rare but not impossible form of transmission in industrialized countries, doctors say.

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Trouble Sleeping Could Be A Suicide Risk Factor For Older Adults


In a new study, people age 65 and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely to commit suicide over the next ten years than those who slept well.

Russian Sanctions Threaten Both Europe's Farmers And Policymakers


Pascal Sauvetre, an apple farmer in Poitou-Charentes on France's Atlantic coast, has a headache beyond the usual concerns about weather and tree fungus: Polish apples.

The Health Benefits of Adding a Little Spice in Your Diet

The Benefits of Spices

Spices may not just be mere appetite enhancers. They also convey astounding health benefits. Adding spice in your diet not only increases a person's satiety but at the same time adding a little in your favorite dish has numerous health benefits.

Salmonella Outbreak From Chia Powder: CDC Emphasizes Vigilance

Chia Powder Distributed by Navitas Natural Was Proven to Contain Salmonella

Salmonella contamination was traced down to Chia Powder contaminated by Samonella infection. Affecting more than 31 people in 16 different states, the uncanny spread of Salmonella infection were discovered to be from an organic Chia Powder.

Tobacco and Ebola: Experimental Drug Against Ebola Shows Promise

The Experimental Drug Zmapp Was Made Partially From Tobacco

An experimental drug made partially from tobacco has been studied for its promising effect in patients with Ebola. Some called it chew, sub or rub but tobacco (scientific name, Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica) has been popular since the olden times.

U.S. FDA approves Merck Insomnia Drug


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved a new insomnia drug made by Merck & Co. The drug, to be called Belsomra, is the first in a new class of sedatives that block chemicals in the brain called orexins that help keep people awake.

Food Scare In China Is Good News For Thailand's CP Foods

Passersby walk past a McDonald's store in Tokyo July 31, 2014.

Business is booming at Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) (CPF.BK), Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer, especially now it has won orders for chicken products from McDonald's Holding Co (Japan) (2702.T) after a food scare inChina.

High Fruit And Veggie Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, Death


Researchers have more evidence linking a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to better health outcomes. The idea that fruits and veggies are good for you isn't new, of course. What's new in this study is that researchers saw a dose-response relationship:

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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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Pizza Hut to debut new ‘pizza cookie’

Pizza Hut today will roll out nationally an almost-pizza-sized chocolate-chip cookie - eight inches in diameter and cut into eight slices.

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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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