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    Onions May Be Cause of Salmonella Outbreak

    The source of the outbreak of Salmonella Newport that has sickened over 396 people across the country may have been found.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that onions from Thomson International Inc of...

    No Source Yet for New Salmonella Outbreak

    A “rapidly growing” Salmonella Newport outbreak is under way, but no one knows the source.  On July 24, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that a total of 212 people from 23 states have been infected with Salmonella with a total of 31 hospitalizations. ...

    Can You Wash Away Signs of an Affair?

    Can you wash away the signs of an affair?  Will throwing underwear or sheets in the washing machine and drying remove signs of infidelity like semen or DNA?  It depends.  The type of fabric, or sample material, how it’s washed, and how it’s dried can all affect the...

    Should You Rewash Bagged Salad?

    Leafy greens are supposed to be good for us.  But a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study found that between 1998 and 2008, salad greens were associated with more food poisoning cases than any other type of food.  In 2016, Consumer Reports tested 208 bags of “triple...

    Deadly Methanol Found in 9 Hand Sanitizers

    Consuming hand sanitizer—whether accidentally or on purpose—has been sending people to emergency rooms for years.  And now, with it being everywhere you turn the incidents of poisonings have increased exponentially.  As of May 31, 2020, poison control centers have...

    New Food Poisoning Treatment: Prozac?

    There is a new food poisoning treatment on the horizon. Scientists are looking at the antidepressant medications like Prozac as a treatment for E.coli infections.   There are approximately 265,000 cases a year of food poisoning caused by E.coli.   36 percent of these...

    New Insights Into the Cause of Infidelity

    It’s estimated that 20 to 25 percent of all marriages suffer from infidelity.  And we know men and women cheat at about the same rate.  A new study is casting more light on the cause of indidelity.  Jana Hackathorn and Brien K. Ashdown, an associate professor at...

    FDA Changes Food Labeling Rules-Again

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed the labeling rules for food for the fifth time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  This time the change allows manufacturers to substitute ingredients without changing the information on the label.  This gives people...

    New York Bans All Flavored Vaping Products

    Effective today, May 18, all flavored vape products are illegal in the state of New York.   Retailers caught selling flavored vaping products will face a fine of up to $100 for each item they have in stock.  And effective July 1, online sales of vaping products are...

    Virtual Affairs On The Increase

    Virtual infidelity has increased by almost 15% since the pandemic crisis hit the US.  According to online cheating website Ashley Madison, new users have gone from an average of 15,000 per day to 17,000 during the shut down.   Many of the new sign ups are people who...