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Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

June 9, 2018, 2:41pm Health

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

Thurman Cafe serves "The Thurmanator" -- a stack of two 12-ounce burger patties.

Study: Loud music leads to unhealthy foods

Thurman Cafe serves "The Thurmanator" -- 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

Virtual therapy in grocery store

June 4, 2018, 6:02am Health

Individuals with anorexia, binge eating disorder and bulimia often feel anxious and overwhelmed when surrounded by food. This anxiety can make grocery shopping and cooking a challenge. Read story

FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to 5.

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to 5.

June 1, 2018, 9:21am Health

NEW YORK — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Read story

A Milky-Way candy bar is deep-fried in oil free of trans fats at an Indiana State Fair food booth in Indianapolis. Indiana was the first state to require the switch at its state fair.

U.N. agency calls for all countries to rid foods of trans fat

A Milky-Way candy bar is deep-fried in oil free of trans fats at an Indiana State Fair food booth in Indianapolis. Indiana was the first state to require the switch at its state fair.

May 14, 2018, 10:14am Health

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. Read story

Gatorade sports drinks are displayed in a store. A 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade has 34 grams of sugar, 36 grams of carbs and 140 calories.

Sports drinks a subpar soda alternative

Gatorade sports drinks are displayed in a store. A 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade has 34 grams of sugar, 36 grams of carbs and 140 calories.

May 14, 2018, 6:04am Health

The campaign by public health advocates against sugar-sweetened sodas may have had an unintended consequence: Teens are drinking more sugar-sweetened sports drinks. Read story

Organic certification is an expensive and long process for farmers, and those costs are passed on to consumers.

How to be smarter about buying organic

Organic certification is an expensive and long process for farmers, and those costs are passed on to consumers.

April 30, 2018, 6:00am Health

You see the labels out there — organic, cage-free, natural — but what does it all mean? Read story

Sometimes your brain confuses dehydration for hunger.

4 reasons you’re hungry, and what to do about them

Sometimes your brain confuses dehydration for hunger.

April 9, 2018, 6:02am Health

Summer is coming and you’re thinking about trying on swimsuits and launching a new healthy living kick. Pronto. Read story

Study: Delivered meals might reduce ER visits

April 9, 2018, 5:25am Health

Delivering meals to vulnerable sick people might be a simple way to cut back on emergency room visits and hospitalizations, reining in some of the costliest kinds of medical care, according to a new Health Affairs study. Read story

A barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process.

California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warning

A barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process.

March 30, 2018, 10:46am Health

LOS ANGELES — Coffee sellers in California should have to post warnings because the brew may contain an ingredient that’s been linked to cancer, a judge has ruled. Read story