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  1. Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad Implicated

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of stomach illness linked to the cyclospora parasite has now spread to 15 states and New York City, with 378 cases reported, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report

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  2. Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens More Than 200 People

    More than 200 people in numerous states have become ill with cyclospora infections in an outbreak that began a few weeks ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the patients first became ill with the foodborne illness between mid-June and early July. Reported c

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  3. Cyclospora Infections: Are You at Risk?

    July 25, 2013 -- Cyclosporiasis, a stomach bug that's typically picked up from fresh produce, has sickened more than 285 people in 11 states, according to the CDC. That makes it one of the largest outbreaks of cyclospora infection ever reported. "In recent years we haven't seen a big outbreak like t

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  4. Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are you know at least one person who's given up eating gluten. Maybe you've even given it up yourself. But who can really benefit from a gluten-free diet? "Gluten is one of the main proteins found in wheat, barley and ry

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  5. Calorie Advice on Menus Might Not Help People

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Making general calorie consumption guidelines available to patrons of restaurants where calorie count labels are already on the menu does not lead to better food choices, new research cautions. "The general inability of calorie l

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  6. 3 Ways to Cook Wild Rice

    If there were a museum of the world's healthiest foods, wild rice might occupy a quiet, forgotten corner. "It's become less popular, and I rarely meet people who eat wild rice," says chef and nutritionist Gavin Pritchard, RD, CDE, of Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. But, he adds, they really shoul

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  7. FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice

    By HealthDay Reporters HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice was proposed Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The move comes after a year of pressure from consumer groups concerned about the contaminant's effect

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  8. 3 Ways to Cook Scallops

    Famous for their delicate flavor and buttery texture, scallops are the ultimate "starter seafood," says chef and conservationist Barton Seaver. He is director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at Harvard School of Public Health. Scallops are also easy to prepare at home. These nutritious d

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  9. Cooking Tips From Chef Robert Wiedmaier

    Chef Robert Wiedmaier had built a career -- and a small restaurant empire -- cooking with butter, cream, and other rich staples of Belgian and French cuisine. And it showed, both on the plates he served and on his own frame. That is, until his doctor told him it was time to trim the fat. Wiedmaier,

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  10. Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial sweeteners appear to disturb the body's ability to count calories and, as a result, diet foods and drinks may wind up encouraging weight gain rather than weight loss, an expert contends. These sweeteners may also

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