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STDs are spreading like wildfire in the US

October 9th, 2019

Despite decades of sexual education and STD awareness campaigns, the rates at which new STD cases are reported continues to rise. A new bulletin by the CDC paints a particularly dire picture of sexual health in the United States, with some diseases reaching levels not seen for almost 20 years, and others reaching legitimate all-time …

Deadly ‘super’ Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican cheese, US beef

August 23rd, 2019

Coming down with a nasty Salmonella infection can easily sideline even the healthiest of people, but it’s when the bacteria show resistance to common treatments things start to look particularly scary. A drug-resistant strain of Salmonella is at the center of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, and its spread has been …

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No, you shouldn’t wash your raw chicken before you cook it

May 2nd, 2019

There are lots of rules out there when it comes to cooking meat, and, of all the common meats you might find yourself cooking, chicken seems to have the most strict rules of all. It’s understandable, since pathogens that can live in raw meat are nasty, and the ones known to favor raw chicken can …

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Avocados in six states recalled over possible listeria contamination

March 25th, 2019

Avocados have rapidly grown in popularity over the last half decade or so, earning the “superfood” label and being included in what many people would consider to be a healthy diet. However, if you happen to live in one of six states where California-based Henry Avocado Corporation ships its veggies you’ll want to look very …