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    Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Listeria Contamination

    Listeria laden Enoki mushrooms are believed to have caused the death of four people and the hospitalization of 30 others.  Sun Hong Foods has recalled the mushrooms, but it’s perhaps too little too late.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 36 reports...

    Mercury in Tuna? What are the Dangers?

    The explosion of low carb diets has made canned tuna a go-to staple for many.  It’s high in protein, low in carbs and saturated fat, rich in micronutrients, and provides certain omega-3 fatty acids that the body can’t make.  And it’s generally pretty inexpensive.  But...

    The Fracking Debate Rages On

    As 2020 candidates debate the best ways to deal with climate change, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is back in the news.  Few can argue that replacing coal fired power plants with natural gas is great for the air we breathe, but many argue that getting there by...

    Listeria – A Danger to Unborn Babies

    Contracting Listeriosis during pregnancy may be more dangerous than previous thought.   Listeria is a bacteria that is a known cause of stillbirth, miscarriage, and premature labor.  According to the CDC, an estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year.  Of those,...

    Teens Still Vaping Despite New Minimum Age Limits

    Teens are still vaping despite efforts to curb the problem with new age limits. On December 20 of 2019 the US Food and Drug Administration officially raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.  This includes e-cigarettes and any vaping product that...

    Amish Man Poisons Wife With Antifreeze

    An Amish cabinet maker, Samuel Borntreger has been sentenced to 25 years for poisoning his wife with antifreeze back in 2006.  It’s a fitting end to a tragic story.  In January, Borntreger went to detectives in Barron County, Kentucky where he was living. To their...

    Can You Cheat a Hair Drug Test?

    There’s an extensive and expensive online market for products that claim they will allow you to pass a hair drug test. Some shampoos and treatments sell for hundreds of dollars. Some websites even list vinegar, acne medicine, and laundry detergent as methods to hide...

    DNA Proves Server Spit in Drink

    We’ve all heard the stories about what happens when you make your waiter mad. Send the food back—it’ll get spit on. Don’t tip—you’re to-go box is doomed. But are the stories really true?   Ask the Yerdons.  Julie and her husband, Ken, along with their son, went...

    Is There a Difference Between Semen and Sperm?

    What’s the difference between semen and sperm?  Aren’t they the same thing?  The short answer is no.  Sperm are the tadpole looking cells produced in the testicles. Most importantly, they contain the DNA of the male.  Semen, or seminal fluid, is the whitish-gray fluid...

    Spiked Vapes Sending Kids to the ER

    Have you heard of K2 or “Spice”?  It’s a man-made or synthetic cannabinoid, sometimes called synthetic marijuana, although they are not related. The chemical is sprayed on plant material and smoked, or sold in liquid form that can be vaped. Cannabinoids are naturally...