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Childhood Obesity

Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than tripled: among children aged 6 to 11 an increase from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008 and among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from…

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Spinach Recall

Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling 4,200 bags of baby spinach due to possible E.coli bacteria contamination.

According to the company, no illnesses related to the products have been reported….

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SpaghettiOs Recall

The Agriculture Department announced late Thursday that 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs have been recalled. This is due to a cooker malfunction at a Texas plant that left the meat…

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FDA warns parents of vitamin D dangers

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, the risk of giving infants more than the recommended amount of vitamin D is worsened by supplements increasingly containing droppers…

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Attention Parents: Recall of Children’s Medications

A massive recall of over-the-counter liquid medications for infants and children was recently announced.
The recall includes all unexpired lots of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benedryl for…

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Easter Egg Safety

Easter is quickly approaching, and many people celebrating the Easter holiday will come into contact with eggs. After all, a staple of Easter celebrations is egg decorating, hiding and hunting for…

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Prostate drug found more effective, cuts cancer risk by 25%

Recent research reported that the drug dutasteride reduced the risk of prostate cancer by about ¼ in high-risk men. Currently, the drug is used to shrink enlarged prostates. It is sold…

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Food additive with possible salmonella link triggers recall

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced a potentially massive recall of salad dressing, chip dip, soup mixes and other foods made with a commonly used food additive hydrolyzed…

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Subway shop closed due to food illness investigation

The DuPage County Health Department closed a Subway restaurant located at 1009 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard pending additional results of an investigation after several customers contracted…

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Possible Criminal Violations at Peanut Corp. of America Plant

There are more troubles for the Peanut Corp. of America plant linked to the recent salmonella outbreak.
Not only has the plant been shut down and workers have been laid off, but now officials have…