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CDC says unusually severe salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef

CDC says unusually severe salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a salmonella outbreak in six states involving a strain that is 'more severe than expected.' Ten people infected with this particular strain have been reported, according to the agency, eight of whom where hospitalized. In addition, the CDC says that one person in California has died as a result of infection from this outbreak.

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Free Amazon Fresh grocery delivery is the latest Prime perk

Free Amazon Fresh grocery delivery is the latest Prime perk

Amazon is making some big moves today with Amazon Fresh, its grocery delivery service. The company announced that it's rolling Amazon Fresh into Prime, making it one of Prime's baseline benefits. Before today, Amazon Fresh cost $14.99 per month, so this is a pretty big perk if you happen to be subscribed to Prime.

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Eating diet high in fiber and yogurt may slash deadly cancer risk

Eating diet high in fiber and yogurt may slash deadly cancer risk

Eating a diet that contains high amounts of fiber and yogurt may help prevent lung cancer, according to a new study out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The results build upon a growing body of research on the health benefits associated with eating both products, particularly the positive changes fiber and yogurt have on gut health.

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Study warns plant-based diets are risky without adequate variety

Study warns plant-based diets are risky without adequate variety

Plant-based diets are a big trend right now and for good reason. A growing body of research has found a number of health benefits associated with reducing or eliminating the consumption of animal products, including reduced inflammation and lower odds of developing certain serious health conditions. Plant-based diets aren't without risk, however, something recently detailed in a new study from Oregon Health & Science University.

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Pizza Hut Incogmeato pizza launches with plant-based sausage

Pizza Hut Incogmeato pizza launches with plant-based sausage

Pizza Hut is the latest fast-food franchise to test plant-based meat on a food product. In this case, Pizza Hut has unveiled its new 'Incogmeato' sausage pizza, a pie that features the company's 'Garden Specialty' toppings; it is served in a special round 'box,' as well, that can be composted when it's no longer needed. The pizza is offered as part of a test that is currently live in one of the company's Phoenix stores.

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Edible gelatin fibers may be the key to growing realistic meat

Edible gelatin fibers may be the key to growing realistic meat

Lab-grown meat holds a lot of promise for the future of food production, but there's one very big problem: texture. Because cultured meat is grown in a lab rather than sourced from animals, the muscle tissue that results is fairly different, resulting in an unrealistic texture that many people may find less than palatable. A newly detailed edible scaffolding may offer the solution.

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Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

In addition to its other potential health benefits, intermittent fasting may cause hormone changes that boost one's motivation to exercise. The findings were detailed in a study recently published in the Journal of Endocrinology, where researchers explain that intermittent fasting -- as well as general meal restriction -- boosts the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin and its ability to boost exercise motivation.

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Microsoft and Taco Bell team once again on Xbox One X bundle

Microsoft and Taco Bell team once again on Xbox One X bundle

As they've done for the past couple of years, Taco Bell and Microsoft today announced that they've teamed up once again to giveaway some console bundles. Just like last year, there's a limited edition Xbox One X at the center of this bundle, with a design that isn't normally available. There are also a number of other items in the bundle, including the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which was revealed back at E3 and is launching on November 4th.

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Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

A number of studies over the years have linked healthy diets with lowered odds of developing depression, but the relationship between what we eat and how we feel hasn't been fully explored. Here to expand upon that work is a study recently published in PLOS, where researchers detailed their work on assessing whether improving a depressed person's diet may decrease the severity of their depression.

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ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

Food company Aleph Farms has announced that alongside its partners, an experiment on the Russian side of the International Space Station resulted in the successful cultivation of beef steak in space. The experiment took place in late September and involved the use of a bioprinter, according to Aleph Farms, a startup that specializes in lab-grown meat.

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Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating edible mushrooms may have a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, a common cancer that impacts more than a million men every year. The findings come from Tohoku University, which looked specifically at the preventative effects of mushrooms that are consumed regularly as part of one's diet. This study, which is the largest of its kind, follows similar past test-tube studies.

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BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

A variety of fresh food products are sold wrapped in polyethylene plastic wrap, which is good for helping keep the food fresh, but ultimately bad for the environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, a newly developed product from BioBag Australia uses non-GMO corn starch and other plant-sourced substances to keep vegetables fresh without problematic plastics. The environmentally-friendly product is already being used in Australia.

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