Health News

...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.
Aloha, Bean Sauce!
Hawaiian bean sauce has been recalled voluntarily by First Commercial Kitchen LLC because of potential Clostridium botulinum contamination and the risk of life-threatening illness.
HIV Patients May Have Yet Another Strike Against Them
Individuals with HIV may be up to three times more likely to suffer stroke than the general population, according to a recent study.