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Lettuce E. coli outbreak over as new evidence points to tainted water

June 28, 2018, 5:24pm Health

Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. Read story

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Summer lunches for students not so accessible to all

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June 21, 2018, 7:12pm Clark County Health

There are more than 30 schools, churches and apartment complexes in Clark County where children can go to grab a free meal during summer vacation. For potentially thousands of low-income families who rely on public schools to feed their children breakfast and lunch during the school year, those sites are… Read story

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

June 20, 2018, 9:23am Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Read story

FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Survey: Fewer U.S. teens smoking, doing drugs … and drinking milk

FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

June 14, 2018, 9:27pm Health

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too. Read story

FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Fewer U.S. teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk

FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

June 14, 2018, 11:28am Health

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too.Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half. Read story

A recent study found snacks from the workplace add nearly 1,300 calories a week to many employees’ intake.

Think again about free snacks in the workplace

A recent study found snacks from the workplace add nearly 1,300 calories a week to many employees’ intake.

June 12, 2018, 9:14pm Health

It’s no secret that cupcakes in the break room provide little nutrition. But a new report reveals that many Americans might be overindulging in snacks. Read story

Tyler Downing, who has been doing Crossfit for four years, works out at Crossfit DC, a fitness movement sweeping the nation.

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda

Tyler Downing, who has been doing Crossfit for four years, works out at Crossfit DC, a fitness movement sweeping the nation.

June 11, 2018, 6:02am Health

On a bright November morning, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and… Read story

Picnics can be plenty of fun for the whole family, but improper handling of the food can mean trouble for everyone.

Make safety first order for picnic

Picnics can be plenty of fun for the whole family, but improper handling of the food can mean trouble for everyone.

June 11, 2018, 6:02am Health

Picnics can be a lot of fun. But improper handling of the food can mean trouble in the form of foodborne germs. Read story

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

June 9, 2018, 2:41pm Health

Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. Read story

Thurman Cafe serves &quot;The Thurmanator&quot; -- a stack of two 12-ounce burger patties.

Study: Loud music leads to unhealthy foods

Thurman Cafe serves &quot;The Thurmanator&quot; -- a stack of two 12-ounce burger patties.

June 4, 2018, 6:05am Health

Noisy restaurants are a source of perennial complaints, but it’s not just diners’ ears that are affected — it’s their waistlines, too. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences has found that if ambient music played in a restaurant is louder, the customers are… Read story