Health News

Enough to Leave You Speechless
Cancers of the tonsil and base of the tongue have increased in the U.S. among middle-aged and young adults, most of which are related to human papillomavirus (HPV).
Referee a Food-Safe Super Bowl Party
As the Steelers and the Packers get ready to go helmet-to-helmet for the Big Game, here are a few calls that will keep you and your friends safe from foodborne illness.
...Not the Ideal Salad Dressing
State Garden is voluntarily recalling all of their salad products produced on January 4th due to potential Listeria contamination, a potentially life-threatening bacterium.
The Birds and the Bees...and Fungi
The Candida albicans fungus, which is the leading cause of infection in people with suppressed immune systems, spreads so easily due to its "promiscuous" nature.
¡Get Vaccinated, Por Favor!
Older Hispanic seniors are less likely to receive immunizations against the flu and pneumonia, according to a recent study by the RAND Corporation.
Gluten-Free, But Not Bacteria-Free
Ian's has issued a voluntary recall of its gluten-free macaroni and F rench bread pizza due to potential Listeria contamination, which can cause serious illness for those with weakened immune systems.
Tongue Studs: Choose Wisely
Metal oral piercings (as opposed to plastic) may increase the risk of bacterial infection, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health .
Deactivating HIV's "Plan B"
Scientists have discovered how the HIV virus manages to survive inside immune cells by changing the HIV virus' molecular "diet" and then replicating with the help of an unexpected compound.
The Bloom is Off the Rose
Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods is voluntarily recalling their queso and salsa due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, which can cause dangerous infections.
Bacteria on the Half Shell
Managers of the Portland Shellfish Co., Inc. have agreed to temporarily halt distribution due to investigation by the FDA of poor sanitation practices that may be leading to L. mono bacterial contamination.