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Post Holdings Buys Michael Foods in New $2.45 Billion Deal

The cereal maker, Post Holdings Inc., is buying its fellow packaged food maker, Michael Foods Inc., for $2.45 billion.

Grocery Store

Food Prices Rise in Grocery Stores Amid Drought and Higher Wholesale Costs

Start tightening your belt; it turns out that food prices are rising. Two months of sharp increases in food prices have now shown that grocers are starting to pass along their higher wholesale costs to consumers.

Baby Hand

Eating Right is Crucial During Pregnancy: Mother's Weight Drastically Impacts Child's Health

It turns out that too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy can increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child.


Even Casual Marijuana Use May Change Your Brain: Pot Smokers at Risk

It turns out that even casual marijuana use may change your brain. Scientists have found that the size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may actually differ in young adults who smoke the substance at least once per week.


Eat Up! Jamaica Combats Lionfish Invasion by Developing a Taste for Them

Lionfish are some of the most invasive and deadliest creatures on the coral reef. Now, though, it looks as if Jamaica is fighting back--by eating them.

Couple Eating

Don't be 'Hangry': Lashing Out May be from Low Blood Glucose Levels

Do you lash out at your spouse or others? Then you may be suffering from low blood sugar. Researchers have found that being "hangry" is actually a real phenomenon and that spouses are more likely to lash out aggressively when they're hungry.


A Year Without Sugar: Family of Four Lives Without Sweet Treats

Could you live for a year without sugar? Eve Schaub imposed a "year of no sugar" rule on her two daughters, ages 6 and 11.


Beef Prices Soar to Highest Levels in Three Decades

Do you like burgers and steak? Then you may be out of luck. Beef prices have reached their highest in almost three decades, which is causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners.

Papa Johns

Hepatitis A Outbreak: Papa John's Pizza Linked to Virus

Earlier this week, a local Papa John's Pizza employee was diagnosed with hepatitis A. Now, the Mecklenburg County Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic after fears rose about the potential for the virus's spread.


Drink Up! Coffee Lowers Your Risk of Liver Cirrhosis by 66 Percent

Want to reduce your risk of liver cirrhosis? Then you may want to keep drinking your daily cup of coffee.


Genetic 'Switch' May Speed Up a Person's Metabolism and Combat Obesity and Diabetes

Scientists have discovered a genetic "switch" that can accelerate a person's basal metabolic rate, which could potentially lead to a dramatic reduction in the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Woman Drinking Milk

Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis Progression in Women

Want to halt knee arthritis? Then you may want to drink a glass of milk.

Eating Disorders Skinny

Men with Eating Disorders May be Ignored: Women Receive More Help

It's not just women who have eating disorders. Men can also suffer from anorexia, binge eating and other issues. Yet widespread perception may prevent men from getting the help they need.

Restaurant Dinner

Food Poisoning Twice More Likely at Restaurants Than Dinner at Home

Americans are twice as likely to get sick form food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home.

Junk Food

Junk Food Diet Linked to Laziness: Motivation Drops with Obesity

How much junk food do you eat? You may want to cut back if you want to be more productive.

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Food Biz
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?

Knee injuries - They're a hazard of any sport that involves significant lateral stresses and football has plenty of those. Whether you're changing direction at speed, taking hits or delivering them, then there's a good chance you're going to tweak something (and let's hope that it's just been a tweak!).

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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