Foodborne illness: The most guilty foods list

One out of six Americans ends up sick each year from unknowingly eating food that contains harmful bacteria. In an effort to cut down on such illnesses, U.S. health officials have come up with a new method for analyzing data on foodborne illness outbreaks to help figure out which foods are most likely to make people sick. […]

Eating too healthy may be sign of eating disorder

February 25, 2015, 11:49 AM|A new eating disorder known as orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy. Those who suffer from other eating disorders like anorexia are increasingly showing signs of orthorexia. Bigad Shaban reports from Los Angeles. Article source:

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an obsession

Experts say they’re concerned about a growing number of cases where healthy eating, taken to the extreme, turns into an unhealthy obsession. It’s called orthorexia, and it can have dangerous consequences. Jordan Younger, a 24-year-old food blogger, has struggled with the condition. She told CBS News that what started out as a health-oriented vegan lifestyle […]

Dangerous dog food? Lawsuit claims Beneful harmed pets

SAN FRANCISCO – A dog owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of a popular pet food brand alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating its dry dog foods. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of […]

Food additives linked to obesity, digestive problems

The magic of food science has made it possible to walk into a supermarket and buy a bag of cookies that are just as soft and chewy as the ones grandma used to make — but last a whole lot longer. These chemicals found in foods, known as emulsifiers, are the reason store-bought bread and […]

Dentists could get more competition for teeth-whitening

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3 vote, the justices rejected arguments from the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners that […]

Sleeping too much could raise risk of stroke

Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called “long sleepers” were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, the researchers found. However, the researchers don’t know if […]

‘American Sniper’ Murder Trial: 5 Things to Know About the Verdict

Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of murdering former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield. The jury sentenced Routh, a former U.S. Marine, to life in prison without the possibility of parole, concluding what had been dubbed the “American Sniper” trial after Kyle’s autobiography and subsequent blockbuster movie of the […]

Court gives life sentence to German nurse who says he killed up to 30 patients

Former nurse, only identified as Niels H., hides his face behind a folder next to his lawyer Ulrike Baumann at the local court in Oldenburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The court found the 38-year-old guilty of charges including two counts of murder, and two counts of attempted murder and sentenced him to life in […]

Amid protests, University of Minnesota drops suspect’s race in crime alerts

The University of Minnesota, which has seen protests in recent weeks about campus diversity, announced Wednesday that it will stop sending out alerts with vague descriptions of suspects in serious crimes. Pamela Wheelock, the school’s vice president, told The Star Tribune that the suspect’s description will only be provided in cases with “sufficient detail that […]