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Campylobacter: Low-Profile Bug Is Food Poisoning Leader

When it comes to food poisoning, big outbreaks make headlines. E. coli in apple juice and alfalfa sprouts. Listeria in cheese and hot dogs. Salmonella in eggs and on poultry. But the most frequently diagnosed food-borne bacterium rarely makes the news. The name of the unsung bug? Campylobacter.

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On The Leaner Side – Tips On Ordering Healthy When Dining Out

Not sure what to order? For leaner cuisine, you can order these foods with confidence. Even if they don’t appear on the menu, restaurants that prepare food to order may serve these items to you.

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Can Candy Hurt You?

By and large, candy isn’t considered a threat to health, with the exception of the hazard of dental caries, or tooth decay. By definition, candy contains sugar, which is the prime source of sustenance for the ever-present bacteria responsible for cavities.

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Secondhand Smoke in Your Home

We spend more time in our homes than anywhere else. So the thought of cancer-causing chemicals circulating throughout our houses and apartments can be quite unsettling. Yet, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that is exactly what happens when someone lights a cigarette in your home.

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Nutrition and Your Health

Research has indicated that women want to spend one half hour or less, selecting and preparing an evening meal; men want to spend no more than 15 minutes. It’s a long way from the days when Grandma spent hours preparing dinner in the kitchen! Good dietary guidelines for healthy Americans can be stated in these simple, easy to understand terms.

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Infant Formula: Second Best but Good Enough

A century ago, babies who couldn’t be breast-fed usually didn’t survive. Today, although breast-feeding is still the best nourishment for infants, infant formula is a close enough second that babies not only survive but thrive.

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Baby Boomers: Eating Healthier Than Ever Before

Get ready for changing trends in the kitchen! Baby Boomers, the generation that’s had the biggest“impact on society at every stage of its life, from schools and university education, to feminism and“general equality, lifestyle choices and exercise, are beginning to turn 50.

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Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?

What comes to mind when you think of a clean kitchen? Shiny waxed floors? Gleaming stainless steel sinks? Spotless counters and neatly arranged cupboards? They can help, but a truly clean kitchen – that is, one that ensures safe food – relies on more than just looks: It also depends on safe food practices.

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What Makes A Healthy Diet?

No single food can supply all the nutrients in the amounts you need. For example, a diet consisting of yogurt, bagels and oranges lacks Vitamins A, E, K, iron, zinc and more. Eating many different kinds of foods will ensure that you get all the nutrients that you need. Foods which are considered healthy add up to an unhealthy diet when eaten alone.

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Attention Disorder: Overcoming the Deficit

In ADHD, brain areas ruling attention and inhibition don’t work very well. Most children with ADHD are inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive. In teenagers, the hyperactivity often quiets to a restlessness. For some, paying attention is their biggest problem. Others are mainly impulsive and hyperactive.

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More People Trying Vegetarian Diets

Perceiving plant foods as beneficial because they are high in dietary fiber and, generally, lower in saturated fat than animal foods, many people turn to vegetarian diets. But are they helping themselves or have they made a poor decision?

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Tonic in a Teapot?

The first documented reference to tea, according to the Tea Council of the U.S.A., came in 350 A.D., and although early claims have not been validated by 20th century science, recent studies do show some evidence that polyphenols – chemicals in tea with antioxidative and other biochemical properties – may, in fact, have value in protecting against some serious ailments.

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Tips To Keep Kids Warm And Dry In The Cold

Here are some cold hard facts when it comes to protecting children in the cold: Cover most parts of the body, keep clothing dry and dress in layers to stay warm. But there is more to cold weather protection than that. Here are some tips to remember.

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Homeopathy: Real Medicine or Empty Promises?

Some of the medicines of homeopathy evoke positive images – chamomile, marigold, daisy, onion. But even some of Mother Nature’s cruelest creations – poison ivy, mercury, arsenic, pit viper venom, hemlock – are part of homeopathic care.

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Beware the Bite

Nearly 5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs every year, and approximately 800,000 of those injuries require medical treatment. Most dog bites happen to dog owners and their family and friends, particularly children. Not only do children make up 60 percent of dog bite victims, they also suffer greater injuries and more fatalities than adults.

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Looking for a Libido Lift: Facts About Aphrodisiacs

An aphrodisiac is a food, drink, drug, scent, or device that, promoters claim, can arouse or increase sexual desire, or libido. A broader definition includes products that improve sexual performance. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, the list of supposed sexual stimulants includes anchovies and adrenaline, licorice and lard, scallops and Spanish fly, and hundreds of other items.

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Kid-Friendly Closets… As Easy As 1-2-3

Parents beware the bite of the fashion bug! Most children begin to form opinions about their personal style between the ages of 2 and 3, says Dr. Marian Krauskopf, a family psychologist – At that point, it’s time to spend some quality time with your pint-sized style setter and begin to organize a kid-friendly closet…

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