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Deadly E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Leafy Greens Likely Over, C.D.C. Says
The contaminated product is likely no longer on store shelves, the public health agency says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning E Coli (Bacteria) Lettuce Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Canada Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce apparently over, Ottawa says
An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce "appears to be over," according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ID Break: MERS Tx Clears Early Hurdle; Flu Shot Bias; Lettuce Culprit in Outbreak
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Consumers Advised to Avoid Romaine Lettuce for Now
by William E. Gibson, AARP, January 5, 2018|Comments: 0. A view of a head of romaine lettuce. Getty Images. Fifty-eight people have gotten sick from the E. coli bacteria over the past seven weeks. People should avoid eating romaine lettuce until health officials can determine the cause of E. coli food infections that have  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

E. Coli Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Officials Say
Officials in Canada blamed the leafy green, but their American counterparts are still investigating the cause of an outbreak in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: E Coli (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Romaine lettuce Canada United States Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce may be to blame for E coli outbreak  
At least 58 Americans and Canadians have been sickened by E. coli bacteria and one has died. Canadian health officials have identified romaine as the source, but the CDC is hesitant to warn against it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Warning of multistate E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 people in 13 states were diagnosed with E. coli infections that may be tied to romaine lettuce. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

E. coli triggers warning about romaine lettuce
Dangerous bacteria has sickened people in more than a dozen states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak
CBS Local — A warning from health officials is urging people to be cautious of eating romaine lettuce after nearly 60 people were infected by E. coli bacteria. The illnesses were reported in Canada and 13 states including New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. According to Consumer Reports, the dangerous bacteria has sent five to the hospital and killed one person in America. Another patient died of the illness in Canada, where the source of the bacteria was tracked down to the leafy greens. “Even though we can’t say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce is the cause of the E. co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore E. Coli Food Poisoning Lettuce Local TV Romaine Lettuce talkers Source Type: news

Lettuce suspected in US E. coli outbreak that sickens 17, with one death
An outbreak of E. coli made 17 people ill and killed one person across the United States between November 15 and December 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the source of infection is still unknown, the CDC is investigating leafy greens and romaine lettuce. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lettuce suspected in deadly US E. coli outbreak
An outbreak of E. coli made 17 people ill and killed one person across the United States between November 15 and December 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the source of infection is still unknown, the CDC is investigating leafy greens and romaine lettuce. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: US investigating source of deadly E. coli outbreak as Canada links its cases to lettuce
U.S. authorities said today that they continue to investigate a deadly multistate outbreak of E. coli infections that may be tied to romaine lettuce. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US investigating source of deadly multistate E. coli outbreak
A multistate outbreak of E. coli infections is being investigated in the U.S. while Canada has linked its outbreak to romaine lettuce. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. investigating source of deadly multistate E. coli outbreak
A multistate outbreak of E. coli infections is being investigated in the U.S. while Canada has linked its outbreak to romaine lettuce. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about the E. coli risk from romaine lettuce
Two people have died and dozens more have become ill since November because of consuming romaine lettuce that had been contaminated with the Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain. Here's everything you need to know about the outbreak, and how to stay safe. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 4, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Romaine Lettuce Suspected in E. Coli Illnesses A rash of serious illnesses link to E. coli infections across the United States and Canada is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are U.S. E. Coli Cases Tied to Romaine Lettuce?
U.S. officials are investigating whether the outbreak, which has killed two people, is tied to a similar case in Canada. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid romaine lettuce while E. coli outbreak under investigation, Public Health Agency of Canada says
The federal government says there are now as many as 40 cases of E. coli infections linked to contaminated romaine lettuce — one of them fatal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

A Salad A Day May Keep Dementia Away
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a hard concept, especially this time of year when sweets and Christmas cookies are everywhere, but as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, researchers at Tufts University believe a salad a day may keep dementia away. Pedro Velazquez is hitting the salad bar for lunch. He’s doing his best to get more greens into his diet. “I’ve been trying to get rid of this (belly) for a while now so I go to the gym, then I come have a salad and I go to work,” explains Pedro. New research in the journal Neurology suggests eating salad could also help keep his memory in good shape. Sarah Boo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Salad Source Type: news

A Salad a Day May Be Good for Brain Health
Older men and women who ate the most lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on cognitive tests than those who ate little or none. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Lettuce Elderly Memory Dementia Source Type: news

1 death from E. coli after lettuce warning, health officials won't say where
The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one person has died from E. coli infection but says privacy laws prevent it from saying where. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

21 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce confirmed in N.L., N.B. and Quebec
The federal government is investigating 21 cases of E. coli in three provinces that are believed to be linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

First UK case reported of fungal lettuce wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae)
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:25News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?
Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vitamins Salads Vitamin C Lettuce Spinach Source Type: news

Weis Markets Issues Recall For Undeclared Egg Allergen In Store Made BLT Sandwiches - Sandwiches contain egg-based mayonnaise
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its store made bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwiches since the product ’s ingredient label does not list an egg allergen contained in the sandwich’s mayonnaise. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible health benefits of romaine lettuce?
Learn about the nutritional background and potential health benefits of romaine lettuce, including some tips for including it in meals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Adding fat to your salad makes it healthier
Researchers from Iowa State University found tucking into a plate of lettuce and cucumber with a drizzle of oil could increase the absorption of eight nutrients linked to human health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lettuce 'Cure' for Depression, Stroke, Thromboembolism
[Guardian] Can eating meals rich in lettuce provide relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, indigestion, lack of appetite, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and thromboembolism? CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Too Little Vitamin K Could Harm Young Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Bypassing leafy green veggies could take a toll on teens'heart health, new research suggests. Teens who ate the least vitamin K-rich foods -- such as spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- had triple the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists have found another reason for children to eat their green leafy vegetables
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Managing western flower thrips
(Bentham Science Publishers) Managing Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Lettuce and Green Peach Aphid and Cabbage Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Broccoli with Chemical Insecticides and the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In a world ruled by rumour, it is vital that scientists speak with humility and clarity | Sue Desmond-Hellmann
Facts are the science world ’s stock-in-trade, but in an era of fake news it is ever more important to build public trust by avoiding exaggerated claims and jargonOne of my most cherished possessions is a handmade cherrywood salad bowl that ’s never held a leaf of lettuce. It is 25 years old and gets more beautiful every year. The bowl was a gift, carved by a widower who was left to raise his daughter alone when his wife died under my care as an oncologist. My patient, who I’ll call Erica, had the most challenging form of breast ca ncer and I didn’t have the tools to save her life. I’ve always...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sue Desmond-Hellmann Tags: Global development Science Science and scepticism World news Climate change Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 High-yield vegetables you should be growing this year
(Natural News) According to experts, combining the principles of biointensive gardening and square-foot gardening may help gardeners achieve good harvest despite the limited garden space. An article in TheBalance.com has listed 10 high-yield crops to grow this year to maximize the limited space. 10 high-yield vegetables you can grow in small spaces Leaf lettuce – Leaf lettuce varieties such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family
A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

There's A Right Way To Clean Your Refrigerator
After a long winter of comfort food, baked goods, and takeout, it’s time to lighten up for spring. Begin by clearing out your refrigerator and cabinets to make room for more nutritious options. Make a Fresh Start You know to get rid of moldy, rotten food, but you could probably use a quick primer on storing produce: Whole fruits and vegetables can remain at room temperature for several hours or a day, chopped fruits or veggies need to be refrigerated within two hours of cutting, and cooked vegetables last only three to four days in the fridge. Note that apples should be kept separately, whether in the crisper or on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family
(University of California - Davis) UC Davis researchers have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have this natural painkiller growing in your back yard?
(Natural News) Known as the “poor man’s opium”, wild lettuce is an excellent and natural painkiller. Lactuca Virosa can be used as an alternative to traditional and often addictive prescription painkillers. The power of this vegetable – a cousin to the lettuce we buy at the grocery store – is found in the white substance produced in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals listeria bacteria can hide inside tissue of romaine lettuce
(Purdue University) A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

I've Never Felt Worse Than In The Moment I Looked My 'Best'
There is a photo of me, the best one I have. Maybe the best one I’ll ever have. It was one of hundreds taken by a professional photographer whose pleasantly scruffy assistant spent hours flitting around her, holding a disc reflector to throw the Parisian summer light onto me just so. Before she’d even picked up her camera and he’d reluctantly put down his cigarette, a makeup artist had spent 90 minutes on my face, my hair, my nails. They were going for a ‘50s bombshell look – I’m not entirely sure why, now, but it made sense at the time – so there were hair extensions and curlers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just Because My Body Looks Healthy Doesn’t Mean My Eating Disorder Isn’t Real
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Ray Gallagher I have strong, broad shoulders and ropy back muscles. On my better days, I imagine that I have the arms of Michelle Obama and the abs of Ronda Rousey. I have the thick, defined quads and calves of someone who has been playing sports for over two decades. By most accounts, I adhere to conventional Western beauty standards. I am petite and trim. Since the dawn of the fitspo, athletic bodies are more “in” than ever, and I align with this idealized version of the female form. By all outward appearances, I am the Instagram-ready depiction of feminine health. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care
CONCLUSION If you’re doing these un-fun aspects of self-care, I’m proud of you. If you’re doing them, and you are sick, mentally or physically, or if you in a tough spot in whatever way in your life, I’m really, really proud of you because it’s not easy to do. If you’re not doing all of them, or you’re struggling in asking for help, or you’re struggling in quitting something you need to leave behind, I believe in you. It’s not fun or easy, and you can do it anyway. Follow this journey on Each Little Spark. More from The Mighty: 23 Signs You Grew Up With Depression ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prep Ahead for Healthier Meals
By Stacy SimonEating healthy meals and snacks throughout the week is easier when you plan them out and even prepare them ahead of time. Preparation can include making whole meals on the weekend and freezing in individual or family-size portions. Or it can mean cooking, mixing, or chopping parts of meals so they are easy to grab for recipes as you need them.Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, managing director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society, says eating well is one of the most important steps any of us can take to stay healthy and lower cancer risk. To prep ahead for meals, Doyle recommends:Pre-cookin...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Closer Look at Vitamin A
Want Improved Health (and Shiny Hair)? 5 Aspects of Vitamin A to Consider We're all familiar with the phrase "you are what you eat." Some of us have even uttered it once or twice when trying to convince family members - or ourselves - to choose healthy foods. After all, eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and protein-filled food fuels our body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. But, let's face it. We can't always get everything we need from our diet. For some of us, supplements can offer the exact nutrients our bodies are deficient in. Whether we get our vitamins from natur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective, sustainable practice
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A 3-year study evaluated two vegetable rotations of cool-season crops with cover crops for their productivity, disease management, and soil building potential. The results showed potential for several crops (onion, lettuce, broccoli, and potato) to be profitable. Results were less successful for strawberry, carrot, green bean, and southernpea. By the end of the study, onion, broccoli, and lettuce showed yield comparable or greater than conventional vegetable yields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news