Multiple paternity may offer fewer advantages than previously thought
Females can enhance the survival chances of their offspring by mating with multiple males. When it comes to immunological benefits, however, female promiscuity may not provide the young the advantages long suspected, as a research team has confirmed. The researchers also provided the first evidence that females are much more susceptible to Salmonella infection than males. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Multiple paternity may offer fewer advantages than previously thought
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Females can enhance the survival chances of their offspring by mating with multiple males. When it comes to immunological benefits, however, female promiscuity may not provide the young the advantages long suspected, as a research team from Vetmeduni Vienna confirmed. The researchers also provided the first evidence that females are much more susceptible to Salmonella infection than males. The study was published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Pork — Washington, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 14, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Costco going all out for organic: You're not going to believe the new initiative this retailer is taking
(NaturalNews) Costco can be a little unpredictable when it comes to embracing natural, healthy foods. In 2015, there was a petition against the company to urge it not to sell GM salmon and the company has also been under scrutiny for salmonella-contaminated chicken. But now it seems... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Need New Antibiotics More Than Ever
This article was produced in partnership with Northeastern University and was originally published on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. A year ago, a group of scientists led by Dr. Kim Lewis, Director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University, announced a major breakthrough. They had identified a new antibiotic, teixobactin, capable of destroying several kinds of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis and staph (i.e. MRSA).1 Antibiotics are so familiar to us that the discovery of a new one may not seem particularly groundbreak...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Downwind safety on the farm
New field research measured how far common bacteria -- including Salmonella and E. coli -- are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites. Proper spacing can ensure food safety. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Downwind safety on the farm
(American Society of Agronomy) New field research measured how far common bacteria -- including Salmonella and E. coli -- are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites. Proper spacing can ensure food safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The terrible cost of your cheap eggs as health fears continue to blight sales
In the Sixties, people ate an average of five eggs a week, often as part of a full breakfast. But following Edwina Currie's notorious salmonella claim in 1988, the levels of consumption fell dramatically. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Us Sicker And Make Our Food Less Nutritious
WASHINGTON -- Climate change will likely have dramatic effects on the physical and mental health of the U.S. population, worsening everything from the quality of our food to the severity of fires and floods in populated areas, according to a report from federal agencies released Monday. The U.S. Global Change Research Program's assessment identifies a number of ways by which global climate change is expected to pose a direct health risk to people in the U.S. and around the world. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the report is meant to highlight that climate is "n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Us Sicker And Make Our Food Less Nutritious
WASHINGTON -- Climate change will likely have dramatic effects on the physical and mental health of the U.S. population, worsening everything from the quality of our food to the severity of fires and floods in populated areas, according to a report from federal agencies released Monday. The U.S. Global Change Research Program's assessment identifies a number of ways by which global climate change is expected to pose a direct health risk to people in the U.S. and around the world. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the report is meant to highlight that climate is "n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 1, 2016
Ebola Flare-Up in Liberia, Hundreds to Receive Experimental Vaccine in Guinea: WHO Lab Worker Salmonella Infection Being Investigated by CDC Medicare Tests New Payment System for Knee and Hip Replacements (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC probes how employee was infected with salmonella
A employee who has recovered from a case of salmonella might have been infected with the illness while working in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC said Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 1, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lab Worker Salmonella Infection Being Investigated by CDC A salmonella infection in a lab worker is being investigated by the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Why eating food off the floor can be good for you: Scientists have warned anything that touches the floor is at risk of E.colli or salmonella - but are they right?
The Daily Mail takes a closer look at whether the UK is playing the culinary equivalent of Russian roulette - or whether it might be making us healthier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC probing how lab worker acquired salmonella infection
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it was investigating how one of its lab workers, recently diagnosed with salmonella infection, may have acquired the disease while working at a pathogen lab. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC investigates how employee was infected with salmonella
A employee who has recovered from a case of salmonella might have been infected with the illness while working in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge of bacteria's origin, spread can prevent disease
Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 is an aggressive type of bacteria, which is particularly problematic because it has developed resistance to a number of antimicrobials and has been able to quickly spread throughout the world. Using new technology, a research team has been able to trace the bacteria back to its origin and work out when it developed resistance. The technology can likely be used to monitor new bacterial strains, prevent and not least understand infectious diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 10-second second rule is a 'dangerous myth' and could actually KILL you
Judging food as OK to eat if it only touches the floor momentarily is misguided, says Dr Lisa Ackerely, of Salford University. Bugs like E. coli and Salmonella on the floor can stick to foods in an instant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk
Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

American Gourmet Recalls American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
American Gourmet of Vista, CA is recalling American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. American Gourmet was informed by its Pistachio supplier to initiate a voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 24, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Iowa’s 60 Million Laying Hens Aren’t Being Monitored By Food-Safety Inspectors
In 2010, 550 million eggs were recalled after thousands of people were sickened with salmonella in an outbreak tied to farms in Iowa, the leading state for laying-hen production. Despite Iowa producing 15 billion eggs annually, amounting to $2 billion in sales, both state and federal food-safety inspections were halted there last year, the Des Moines Register reported on Sunday. The concern was that letting inspectors into laying-hen facilities could help to spread the virulent strain of bird flu that has been killing off birds in the tens of millions.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE - Ashland Food Co-Op Recalls Organic Raw Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk
Ashland, Ore.-- Ashland Food Co-op is recalling Organic Raw Macadamia nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 16, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Texas Star Nut & Food Company is Expanding the Recall on Natural Pistachio Kernels and Products Containing Pistachio Kernels, Which Were Previously Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands the previous Recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include the following items and Best by Dates. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Awareness Voluntary Recalls Boost Tea Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Awareness Corp. of Mesa, AZ, is recalling its 7.4 ounce container of Boost Tea because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 12, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kanan Enterprises Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Natural in Shell Pistachios
Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of natural in shell pistachios due to potential contamination with salmonella. Our third party supplier who makes this product has asked us to issue this recall because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 11, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Nature's Eats, Natural Pistachio Kernels Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. VOLUNTARILY RECALLS Nature's Eats, Natural Pistachio Kernels, 8oz. - cello bag, lot code #40262001 because of a possible health risk. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 11, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Salmonella threat leads to national recall of pistachios
SEATTLE (AP) — Pistachios sold under the brands of Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe's have been recalled nationwide because they may be contaminated with salmonella. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pistachios sold at Trader Joe's recalled over salmonella
At least 11 people have been sickened and two hospitalized in the multi-state outbreak (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios
At least 11 people in nine states have been infected in a salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wonderful brand pistachios recalled for salmonella risk
Recalled pistachios sold in Canada have been linked to 11 illnesses in the U.S., health officials say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

California pistachios recalled after Salmonella infects 11 people
(Reuters) - A California pistachio producer has recalled some of its pistachios after the nuts were linked to a strain of Salmonella that made 11 people ill in nine U.S. states between December and February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pistachios Likely Cause of Salmonella Cases: CDC
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 10, 2016
Nestle Recalls DiGiorno Pizzas, Lean Cuisine Over Concerns About Glass Pieces Twins in Vietnam Have Different Fathers Indiana Bill Would Ban Abortions for Genetic Birth Defects Pistachios Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios
At least 11 people in nine states have been infected in a salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wonderful Pistachios Voluntarily Recalls Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk
Wonderful Pistachios announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 10, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Investigators trace emergence and spread of virulent salmonella strain
Since it first emerged more than half a century ago, a particular strain of multidrug-resistant Salmonella has spread all over the world. Now researchers have figured out why this strain, Salmonella Typhimuriam DT104, has been so successful. This new knowledge could prove valuable in combating other successful pathogens. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Produced by Sweetwater Farms
The FDA, CDC, state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen illnesses linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms LLC, Inman, Kansas. The CDC reports that 13 people were infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Muenchen in four states: Kansas (5), Missouri (3), Oklahoma (3), and Pennsylvania (2). Five people have been hospitalized. Reported illness onset dates range from December 1, 2015 through January 21, 2016. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 2, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The most nutritional diet for your dog
This article was written by Adam Cecil of PolicyGenius. The Daily Mail scared a lot of readers with this headline: "How pet food is killing your dog." Sensationalist? Yes. But is there a nugget of truth in there? Some, including the Daily Mail, claim that dog food is full of ingredients that would make it unfit for human consumption -- ingredients like meats from diseased slaughterhouse animals. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates both human and pet food, its standards for pet food are much lower. Though pet food must be deemed "safe," the FDA does not require pre-authorization b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts
Health officials urge consumers not to eat alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms at this time (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts: CDC
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2016
Senate Confirms Califf to Lead FDA Judge Okays Fines for NYC Restaurants That Don't Post Salt Warnings Jury Awards $72 Million in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Case Alfalfa Sprouts Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Alfalfa Sprouts Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 13 people in four states has been linked to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts
Alfalfa sprouts are the likely source of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has caused 13 people to become ill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts
Alfalfa sprouts are the likely source of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has caused 13 people to become ill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Problem With The Raw Food Movement
Raw foodies claim that cooking removes nutrients and creates toxins. A new Salmonella outbreak linked to raw food shows, not for the first time, that raw food is rich in bacteria, not nutrients. Cooking makes food easier to digest and, best of all, tastier. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
Health Matters America of Cheektowaga, NY, is recalling specific lots of Organic traditions SPROUTED FLAX SEED POWDER and Organic traditions SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 20, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Country Life Natural Foods Recalls Raw Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, MI is recalling shelled raw pistachios, sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infecti...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Salmonella linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal products
Health officials have identified seven more cases of salmonella illness linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More people sick from salmonella linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal products
Health officials have identified seven more cases of salmonella illness linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk
WBY Foods of Marblehead, MA, is recalling its Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries and Bananas, in 13 ounce packages, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news