How Growing Food Can Change Your Life, According to Gardener Ron Finley
Gardening has blossomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as Americans planted “victory” gardens during wars and depressions before, now many are planting seeds to grow their own food. Doing so comes with real benefits, like stress relief, exercise and risk reductions for many diseases as a result of eating more vegetables. In a recent episode of TIME for Health Talks, Ron Finley, a Los Angeles–based urban gardener known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” and Questlove, a musician and food entrepreneur, talked about how gardening and the healthy foods it yields can also build community. A decade ago,...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized TIME for Health Talks TIME for Health Talks - E5 Source Type: news

Is Acupuncture Safe Right Now? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Should you wear gloves to the grocery store? – Annette You don’t have to wear gloves to the grocery store. Some experts worry it gives people a false sense of your security, and you’re more likely to accidentally contaminate yourself. Instead, avoid tou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Sneaky salmonella finds a backdoor into plants
(University of Delaware) Researchers have discovered that bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria have a backdoor to take advantage of humans' reliance on leafy greens for a healthy diet. They found that wild strains of salmonella are delivering foodborne illnesses by circumventing a plant's immune defense system, getting into the leaves of lettuce by opening up the plant's tiny breathing pores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Apple lettuce salad
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cows linked to E. coli lettuce outbreaks that sickened nearly 200
FDA ties feces from grazing cattle in California's Salinas Valley to food-borne illness from romaine lettuce leaves. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination
Federal officials say cows grazing near romaine lettuce fields in California's Central Valley may have caused outbreaks of E (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ronald Reagan ’s Secret Cancer Cure
There’s no faster way to purify your body of viruses, bacteria and fungi — and at the same time ramp up your immune system — than a 125-year-old “cure” banned by the FDA. I’m talking about ozone therapy — and it’s not just good for cleansing your body. You see, ozone — a special “energized” kind of oxygen — can help heal almost any condition. Despite being banned by the FDA back in the 1940s, after more than 60 years of successful use, ozone therapy has saved millions of lives in countries where it has become a commonplace medical treatment. In count...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lettuce Left To Die In California Fields As Produce Demand Withers Under COVID-19
Americans stuck at home during the shutdown are buying more toilet paper, cleaning supplies and alcohol, but their purchases of lettuce and leafy greens haven ’t offset plunging demand for produce from restaurants and schools. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
NASA's vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts' diets during long trips to space. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Engineers develop "Vegebot" that can harvest lettuce
(Natural News) While using machines to harvest crops isn’t a new concept, using a robot that does so through machine learning is. A team of engineers from the University of Cambridge developed a vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop: lettuce. The team, led by Cambridge’s Dr. Fumiya Iida, initially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Space-grown lettuce to give astronauts a more varied diet
Nasa ’s Veggie system will enable astronauts to safely grow nutritious fresh foodExperiencing weightlessness, gazing back at the Earth as a pale blue dot and the adrenaline rush of being propelled into orbit at 20,000mph: life as an astronaut has various unique attractions.The food is not among them, with space travellers over the years enduring delicacies such as freeze-dried ice-cream, liquid salt and pepper, and dehydrated prawn cocktail. However, the menu is now set to be expanded, with the first space-grown lettuce having been found to be as safe, nutritious and palatable as the Earth-grown variety.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Nasa Science Space Astronomy Source Type: news

Red Space Lettuce Might Feed Red Planet Voyagers
Leafy vegetables grown by astronauts aboard the International Space Station were as healthful as lettuce on Earth, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Lettuce International Space Station Food Diet and Nutrition Space and Astronomy National Aeronautics and Space Administration Massa, Gioia D. Frontiers in Plant Science Research Source Type: news

Red Space Lettuce Might Feed Red Planet Astronauts
Leafy vegetables grown by astronauts aboard the International Space Station were as healthful as lettuce on Earth, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: Lettuce International Space Station Food Diet and Nutrition Space and Astronomy National Aeronautics and Space Administration Massa, Gioia D. Frontiers in Plant Science Research Source Type: news

Survival medicine: Use wild lettuce as a natural painkiller and sedative when SHTF
(Natural News) Any prepper worth his salt should have a well-stocked medicine cabinet somewhere in his home or bug-out shelter. However, when SHTF and you’re forced to leave and go to a safer location, you might not have the time or luxury to bring with you all the contents of your medicine cabinet. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advancing an oral drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension
(University of Pennsylvania) With a protein drug grown in the leaves of lettuce plants, the University of Pennsylvania's Henry Daniell and colleagues hope to provide new treatment options for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare but deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is over, health officials say
The contaminated romaine lettuce, which was harvested Salinas, California, sickened 167 people in 27 states. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Say Romaine Lettuce is Safe to Eat Again as Nationwide E. Coli Outbreak has Ended
The US Centers for Disease Control and the US Food and Drug Administration have declared that the recent nationwide E. Coli outbreak, which contaminated romaine lettuce, ended as of Wednesday. Authorities traced the outbreak back to the Salinas Valley growing region in California. The FDA has lifted a consumer advisory to avoid romaine lettuce from Salinas “as the growing season for this region is over and there is no longer a need for consumers to avoid it.” Health officials had previously advised consumers, retailers and restaurants to throw out any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, Calif. region. People...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce
But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a statement. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’ s OK To Eat Romaine Lettuce Again
(CNN) — Caesar salad lovers rejoice — your crispy romaine lettuce leaves are OK to eat now. The nationwide, monthslong E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce ended Wednesday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration. The romaine, which came from Salinas, California, infected a total of 167 people in 27 states. This included 85 hospitalizations, including 15 patients who developed a type of kidney failure — hemolytic uremic syndrome — known to be associated with this particular type of bacteria, E. coli O157:H7. The toxin produced by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Romaine Lettuce Source Type: news

It's OK to eat romaine lettuce again as officials declare E. coli outbreak over
Caesar salad lovers rejoice -- your crispy romaine lettuce leaves are OK to eat now. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California OVER after sickening 167
The CDC says an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, is over after 167 people fell in 27 states and 85 people were hospitalized - 15 with a type of kidney failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- It is safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC first issued a warning on Nov. 22, 2019, that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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E. Coli Outbreak Over, CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- It's safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Back in November, the CDC first issued a warning on Nov. 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Plant-rich diet protects mice against foodborne infection, UTSW researchers find
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Mice fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce, UT Southwestern researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC confirms 138 cases of E. coli in 25 states linked to romaine lettuce
Remember the E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce last month? It's still not over. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express salads sickens 8 people
A dangerous new E. coli outbreak is linked to Salinas, California, a city known as the Salad Bowl of the World. At least eight people in three states have become ill. It's not clear if these cases are linked to a recent, more widespread outbreak from contaminated romaine lettuce that sickened 102 people in 23 states. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from Salinas, California
There are at least eight cases of E. coli in three states linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. But it's unclear if these new cases are connected to a more widespread outbreak from romaine lettuce. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CDC is urging consumers to discard their salad kits after people were sickened with E. coli
This outbreak is caused by a different strain of E. coli than the other current outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California region, which has over 100 reported cases of infection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Health Officials Find E. coli O157 in Bagged Romaine Salad from Salinas Valley, California
As part of the ongoing investigation into the multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 ( E. coli O157) infections, Wisconsin health and food safety officials have found E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in an unopened bag of pre-washed chopped romaine collected from an ill person ’s home. Additional laboratory testing is pending to determine if the E. coli O157 found in the pre-washed chopped romaine matches the strain causing the multi-state outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The E. coli O157...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

More than 100 people have been sickened by E. coli after eating romaine lettuce
So far, 100 people have been sickened in 23 states and 58 people have been hospitalized in the current E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, the CDC said last week (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Federal health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli infection linked to romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, California. Case numbers have risen from 67 reported a week... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California
The CDC is reporting cases of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in 23 states. They were grown in or near Salinas, California. The number of people sick has increased from 67 to 102 in one week. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 -- It's still not 100% safe to enjoy caesar salads: Federal health officials say more Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif. Case numbers have jumped... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak linked to 67 cases
At least 39 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC reports 67 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
Just ahead of Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert over romaine lettuce. There are at least 67 cases of E. coli across 19 states. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

67 E. coli infections across 19 states are linked to romaine lettuce, CDC says
Sixty-seven people have been infected across 19 states in an E. coli outbreak that is linked to romaine lettuce, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Officials are investigating lettuce that was harvested from the Salinas, California, region, the CDC said, warning consumers not to eat it and retailers not to sell any from that area. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Says 67 People Infected With E. coli After Eating Romaine Lettuce Sourced From One Region
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises consumers, retailers and restaurants throw out any romaine lettuce that was grown in the Salinas, Calif. region after 67 cases of E. coli have been reported in 19 states, including six cases of kidney failure. E. coli illnesses began in late September, according to the CDC, which is continuing to investigate if any other products can be linked to the outbreak. At least one case involves a 3-year-old child, and multiple cases involve children under 18 years old, CDC spokesperson Laura Whitlock tells TIME. “If it’s ro...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

CDC Says 102 People Infected With E. coli After Eating Romaine Lettuce Sourced From One Region
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises consumers, retailers and restaurants throw out any romaine lettuce that was grown in the Salinas, Calif. region. The number of E. coli infections has increased to 102 cases reported in 23 states, including 10 cases of kidney failure, since the outbreak was declared late November. E. coli illnesses began in late September, according to the CDC, which is continuing to investigate if any other products can be linked to the outbreak. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand of lettuce has been identified, the CDC reports. At least one case involves a child un...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Don ’t Wash Raw Turkey Before Cooking on Thanksgiving, Food Experts Warn
(NEW YORK) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to stop rinsing off raw poultry. “If your mother did it and your grandmother did it, and suddenly the (government) says not to wash your turkey, you may take some time to adjust,” said Drusilla Banks, who teaches food sanitation for the University ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CANDICE CHOI / AP Tags: Uncategorized Food Holidays onetime Source Type: news

More E. coli Illnesses Linked to Tainted Romaine Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- More Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif., federal health officials said Tuesday. Twenty-seven new cases have been reported over the past few days,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: E. coli outbreak: CDC warn about romaine lettuce from Salinas, CA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a food safety alert about romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

C.D.C. Reports More E. Coli Illnesses Linked to Romaine Lettuce
The agency said the outbreak had affected 19 states and resulted in 39 people being hospitalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: E Coli (Bacteria) Salinas (Calif) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration romaine lettuce Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

CDC reveals 67 people in 19 states have contracted E. coli from lettuce grown in Salinas, California
So far, 67 people have been sickened in 19 states and 39 people have been hospitalized in the current E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, the CDC said on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E.coli infection linked to romaine lettuce
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a food safety alert involving romaine lettuce and the foodborne illness E. coli. The CDC statement says: "Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region. This includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from this region." [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 27, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled for E. coli contamination
The CDC again warns people to throw out romaine before Thanksgiving. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kimberly Kindy Source Type: news

Why E. coli linked to romaine lettuce remains 'an extremely difficult problem'
Food safety experts suggest ways to improve the safety of romaine lettuce. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Consumers warned against eating romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif.
A U.S. outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has led to warnings in both the United States and Canada for consumers to check labels for where the produce was grown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health warning: Stay away from romaine lettuce grown in Salinas
Health officials are issuing a new warning against eating romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area, along with any other romaine whose origins are not explicitly spelled out on labels. The Associated Press reports that the warning was prompted by an outbreak of food poisoning that has sickened 40 people across a dozen states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says investigators have traced the origins of the E. coli outbreak to farms in Salinas, and are still looking for the exact source of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Fernandez Source Type: news

CDC: Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce From Here, E. Coli Outbreak Gets Worse
Once again, another romaine lettuce warning and recall. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news