Downy mildew research to benefit lettuce growers and consumers
(University of California - Davis) Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will use the genomics of lettuce to combat a pathogen that causes losses in the $3 billion industry each year. The Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research, or FFAR, awarded Richard Michelmore, professor and director of the UC Davis Genome Center, the first research grant through the Crops of the Future Collaborative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Health Tip: Suggestions for Cleaning Fruit and Veggies
-- Some 48 million people in the United States get sick each year from contaminated food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. And animal products aren't the only culprit. Produce -- such as spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cantaloupe -- also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What May Be In Your Salad Or Wrap From Here? The Cyclospora Parasite
Cyclospora cayetanensi in lettuce and carrots has affected salads sold by McDonald's as well as salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Walgreens. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

California salad source ID'd in tainted McDonald's lettuce
Nearly 400 people in 15 states sickened by parasite in an outbreak connected to salads sold by the fast-food chain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wraps, salads recalled due to parasite concern
Feds warn that some food items sold nationwide containing romaine lettuce could be tainted with cyclospora (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salads and Wraps Sold at Kroger and Trader Joe ’s May Have Been Contaminated By a Parasite
Salads and wraps sold at major grocery chains may have been contaminated by an infectious parasite, according to a public health alert. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warned consumers on Monday to stay away from certain beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps sold at stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Gordon Food Service and Walgreen’s. Romaine lettuce used in these products may have been tainted by Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness, according to FSIS. The salads and wraps in question were produced by Indianapolis-based Caito...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Parasite Could Be in Salads and Wraps, USDA Warns
The current warning is linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Caito Foods’ lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, notified the company that the produce was being recalled. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wraps, salads recalled due to parasite concern
Feds warn that some food items sold nationwide containing romaine lettuce could be tainted with cyclospora (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The current warning is linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Caito Foods ’ lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, notified the company that the produce was being recalled.
The current warning is linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Caito Foods’ lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, notified the company that the produce was being recalled. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The natural painkiller growing in your backyard: Wild lettuce is similar to morphine
(Natural News) Pain is one of the most common symptoms of an injury or disease, and prescription drugs such as opioids that are used for pain relief are now being used so excessively that they’re causing a major epidemic with opioid dependence. Turns out there is a modest plant growing in your backyard that can provide pain-relieving benefits similar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald ’s Salads May Be Behind a Parasitic Illness Outbreak in Illinois and Iowa
McDonald’s salads may be to blame for a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in Illinois and Iowa, according to public health officials. Since mid-May, Illinois alone has seen more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the parasite cyclospora, according to an announcement from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Iowa is experiencing a similar outbreak, according to a statement from the Iowa Department of Public Health. McDonald’s salads may be the culprit in both states, according to the announcements. Twenty-nine people in Illinois and at least 15 ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest
Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald ’ s has stopped selling salads at about 3,000 locations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Salads Parasites McDonald's Corporation Illinois Iowa Midwestern States (US) cyclosporiasis Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest
Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald ’ s has stopped selling salads at about 3,000 locations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Salads Parasites McDonald's Corporation Illinois Iowa Midwestern States (US) cyclosporiasis Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s Salads Linked To More Than 100 Cases Of Foodborne Illness
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN (CNN) — The Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald’s salads, both states confirmed. Illinois is reporting 90 cases since mid-May. Iowa is reporting 15 cases since late June. File photo (Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. They include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV McDonald's Source Type: news

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state Escherichia coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce that sickened 200 people and caused five deaths, U.S. health officials say. The illnesses were previously... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

You ’re Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says
People fail to properly wash their hands while cooking 97% of the time, potentially opening them up to food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, norovirus and E. coli, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, in partnership with researchers from RTI International and North Carolina State University, sorted 383 people into one of two groups. About half the sample watched a three-minute video about safe food preparation and using food thermometers, while the other did not get any guidance. All of the individuals were then sent into test kitchens outf...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

E. coli Outbreak in Romaine Tied to Canal Water
Since the outbreak was first announced on April 10, tainted lettuce has sickened 210 people in 36 states. Ninety-six people were hospitalized, 27 developed kidney failure, and five died. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly E. coli outbreak in lettuce linked to contaminated water
The outbreak of E. coli that killed five and sickened more than 200 has been traced to the source, says CDC. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak identified
Health officials believe they know what led to the national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce ​​ that sickened 200 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce tied to tainted Arizona irrigation canal
Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 29, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Tainted Irrigation Water Likely Cause of E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Tainted irrigation water is likely to blame for a 36-state... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce That Sickened 200 and Killed 5 Linked to Tainted Irrigation
NEW YORK — Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five people died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The illnesses in 36 states were previously traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter. On Thursday, officials said the outbreak strain of E. coli bacteria was found in an irrigation canal in the Yuma...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal
Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of national food poisoning outbreak tied to romaine lettuce (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water
Tainted canal water appears to be the source of national food poisoning outbreak tied to romaine lettuce (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

' Lettuce Is the New Hamburger': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Should Fruits and Vegetables Be Washed?
Discussion Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrition and often are eaten raw. However, they can become contaminated during harvest, transportation, production, preparation and storage. Produce accounts for about half of all foodborne illness and about 20% of foodborne deaths. Outbreaks have been associated with all food sources including home gardens, local farms and large scale commercial food operations. Vegetables most associated with illness are leafy green vegetables, herbs and sprouts. Learning Point What are the best ways to keep raw fruits and vegetables safe? “Wash your hands with hot soapy water...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

E. coli death toll is still mounting: Five have now died in the outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
Another four people have died of E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce, bringing the outbreak's death toll to five as another 25 cases of the illness are reported in the US, the CDC statistics reveal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More deaths from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
Almost 200 people have gotten sick in the worst outbreak of its kind in more than a decade (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 more deaths reported from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce: CDC
The outbreak killed five and sickened 197 people ill across 35 states, the report said. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Four More Die in E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Four More Die in E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Four more people died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, bringing the total toll to five.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

197 illnesses, five deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
An additional 25 people have become ill from eating lettuce contaminated with E. coli, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- This spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over, U.S. health officials say, but not before claiming five lives. " Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region [of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce
To date, 197 people have been sickened in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine, and five have died, the CDC said. But the shelf life of the tainted lettuce is now past, the agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in U.S. romaine lettuce outbreak
Four more deaths in the U.S. have been linked to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
Almost 200 people have gotten sick in the worst outbreak of its kind in more than a decade (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
(Reuters) - Four more people died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, bringing the total toll to five. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Four More People Have Died From the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Tainted lettuce may be off store shelves, but the ramifications of the nationwide romaine E. coli outbreak aren’t over yet. Four more deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update released Friday. Two people from Minnesota, one person from Arkansas and one person from New York have died, according to the update. The first death associated with the outbreak, a person in California, was reported in early May. Twenty-five more illnesses have also been reported since the CDC’s last update, bringing the total to 197 people sickened ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

4 More People Have Died From the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Tainted lettuce may be off store shelves, but the ramifications of the nationwide romaine E. coli outbreak aren’t over yet. Four more deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update released Friday. Two people from Minnesota, one person from Arkansas and one person from New York have died, according to the update. The first death associated with the outbreak, a person in California, was reported in early May. Twenty-five more illnesses have also been reported since the CDC’s last update, bringing the total to 197 people sickened ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Lettuce Is Over, Leaving 5 Deaths in Its Wake
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- This spring's outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over, U.S. health officials say, but not before claiming five lives. " Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region [of Arizona] is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery
Food inspectors still don't know the source of the dangerous bacteria that sent dozens of people to hospital and made more than 200 people sick in two separate incidents of contaminated romaine lettuce. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Infected Hearing Aid; Drug Pricing Compromise; Lettuce Risk Wilts
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New details about romaine lettuce linked to deadly E. coli outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma, Ariz., region ended more than a month ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Salmonella (Bacteria) Eggs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Arizona Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news