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The 14 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

By |2020-12-02T16:56:34+00:00December 2nd, 2020|

Vegetables are well-known for being good for your health. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, some vegetables stand out from the rest with additional proven health benefits, such as the ability to fight inflammation or reduce the risk of disease. This article takes a look at 14 of the [...]

What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)?

By |2020-12-02T16:56:33+00:00December 2nd, 2020|

The Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease (PFID) is a group of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts working to advance awareness and action on antimicrobial resistance. As an initiative of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, PFID is focusing on the impact of this growing issue on our population [...]

15 Research-Backed Benefits of Cheese + Risks

By |2020-12-02T16:56:32+00:00December 2nd, 2020|

Cheese has gotten a bad rap for a long time, but the curious thing is this:  most research shows that the benefits of cheese far outweigh any risks.   Can aged cheese, then, actually be good for you? Is cheese bad for you? Controversial! Let’s explore a little of that controversy, the health benefits, risks, and [...]

‘Ready-to-eat’ chicken may be undercooked; firm launches recall

By |2020-12-02T16:56:29+00:00December 2nd, 2020|

A customer complaint about what appears to be undercooked chicken has prompted Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor to recall more than 1,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts. Undercooked chicken can result in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, according to the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The [...]

COVID-19 spikes in US as global total tops 57 million

By |2020-12-01T16:45:53+00:00December 1st, 2020|

As US COVID-19 cases surge even higher, with daily deaths passing the 2,000 mark for the first time since May, Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech announced they submitted an emergency use authorization (EUA) request for their vaccine, offering hope that the first doses will be available by the end of the year. And as the world passed [...]

New global group will lead fight against antimicrobial resistance

By |2020-12-01T16:45:52+00:00December 1st, 2020|

The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced the creation of a new group to advocate for urgent global action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The One Health Global Leaders Group, which includes heads of state and government [...]

Patient Mortality During Unannounced Accreditation Surveys at US Hospitals

By |2020-12-01T16:45:50+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Question  What is the effect of heightened vigilance during unannounced hospital accreditation surveys on the quality and safety of inpatient care? Findings  In an observational analysis of 1984 unannounced hospital surveys by The Joint Commission, patients admitted during the week of a survey had significantly lower 30-day mortality than did patients admitted in the 3 weeks [...]

Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers

By |2020-12-01T16:45:49+00:00December 1st, 2020|

It dawned on Eian Kantor on a Saturday in early April as he brewed a cup of tea from fresh mint leaves: he had lost his sense of smell. The tea suspiciously smelled of nothing at all. Kantor proceeded to rifle through the fridge, sniffing jars of pickles, chili sauce and garlic—nothing. Ever since New [...]

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine latest to show high efficacy

By |2020-12-01T16:45:48+00:00December 1st, 2020|

In interim late-stage study findings, Oxford University today announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with AstraZeneca is highly effective, bringing the world promising news for the third time this month about a pandemic vaccine candidate. The latest vaccine news comes as COVID-19 levels surge in the United States and Europe, with fears that illness [...]