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Fridge

One in Seven Americans Rely on Food Banks for weekly food: Study

One in seven Americans - 46 million people - rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, the study found.

noodles

Eating instant noodles may cause heart disease, stroke and diabetes

It's one of the most common foods among college students who are pinching pennies while they get through their studies, but just how healthy are instant noodles? Ramen may increase people's risk of metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke, new research finds.

salt

Too little salt is unhealthy, New study finds

It's been recommended that too much sodium intake is bad for our health, but now a new study found that people who eat the least salt may be hurting their hearts.

Applegate

Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets recalled, may contain plastic

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat, according to a press release from the FSIS.

doctor

Heart disease risk factors huger for women, African Americans

Chronic diseases that can increase a person's risk of heart attack or stroke have a greater impact on women and blacks, according to a new population-based study.

Coffee

Coffee may help prevent Tinnitus, a ringing sound in your ears: Study

Coffee drinkers have another reason to reason and drink up. A new study found that coffee may be good for your ears.

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's

Older people who are Vitamin D deficient are at a substantially increased risk of developing dementia, a study in the journal Neurology has found.

vain

How to find out if a person is a narcissist or not

Are you curious as to whether one of your friends, family members or colleagues is a narcissist? The easiest way to find out is to just simply ask them.

Cup of Sugar

FDA to review 'added sugar' label

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that from this week it will start the review of thousands of public comments on proposed new labeling regulations that would require food makers to specify how much sugar they are adding to products.

peach

Wawona Packing expands fruit recall

A warning has been sent out to all shopper who recently purchased California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind.

Pig nose

North Dakota State Fair pigs test positive for swine flu strain

Three pigs which were exhibited at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot last month have all tested positive for a strain of swine flu but it does not appear that the illness has spread to people.

A sign for The Cheesecake Factory restaurant is pictured in Glendale, California April 19, 2011.

Cheesecake Factory is serving up unhealthy meal options: CSPI

The Cheesecake Factory is serving up the unhealthiest food in America, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

soda

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.

McDonald's Happy Meal

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.

Workers

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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What to Consider When Camping through Wine Countries?

What to Consider When Camping through Wine Countries?

It's absolutely and insanely expensive, so never mind. You would probably think like this when somebody invited you to spend a weekend in a wine region. Perhaps you presume that wines are expensive, so as its origin, right? That makes sense. But you, my friend, should know that there is a way to enjoy and explore the valley on a dime.

Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom Pods

Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom Pods

Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of a tropical plant related to ginger and is one of the world's most expensive spices. It is local to India and Sri Lanka but is now also harvested in Cambodia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, and Vietnam.

Coming back from injury - When and How?

Coming Back From Injury - When and How?

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Food Tech
5 Edible Flowers with Surprising Health Benefits

5 Edible Flowers with Surprising Health Benefits

Flowers are typically used for ornamental purposes. We cherish their beautiful blossoms or hypnotic scents. But many flowers are also edible and offer surprising health benefits.

How Can You Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins?

How Can You Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins?

There are so many ways we can experience exposure to harmful poisons, and in many cases, we may not realize it's happening. From household cleaners and similar products to children's toys, there are often toxins and poisonous products and ingredients lurking in even the most unsuspecting of places.

Top 4 reasons why more and more athletes are turning vegan

Top 4 Reasons Why More and More Athletes are Turning Vegan

All pro level athletes know about the dedication needed to not just accomplish their goals, but to achieve even bigger targets in their lives. It's also a commonly known fact that fitness and exercise alone cannot get them there. Putting the right food into their bodies is equally important.

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