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CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked deli meats sold in multiple states with a serious foodborne illness that has claimed at least one life. A total of 10 cases have been reported under this outbreak, according to the agency, all of which required hospitalization. At this point in time, experts have linked the foodborne illness specifically with Italian-style meats like salami.

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Instacart teams with ALDI to pilot EBT SNAP same-day grocery option

Instacart teams with ALDI to pilot EBT SNAP same-day grocery option

On-demand delivery service Instacart has announced a new partnership with ALDI that brings same-day grocery deliveries and pickups to EBT SNAP recipients, giving them access to a safer, more convenient -- and in some cases, vital -- service. The support will be rolling out to ALDI stores in select markets soon with additional markets added in the near future, eventually totaling more than 570 grocery stores.

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Study finds surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk

Study finds surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk

Soybeans remain a common ingredient in many foods and regional diets, serving as the basis for everything from hummus to soy sauce, soy milk, and even simple beans found in soup. However, the ingredient is controversial in certain places -- in some cases with legitimate concerns and others unfounded. A new study has revealed a surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk, and it's good news.

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Combining turkey amino acid with probiotics may help heal gluten damage

Combining turkey amino acid with probiotics may help heal gluten damage

Tryptophan, the amino acid most commonly associated with turkey, may be a surprising source of relief for celiac disease sufferers, assuming it is combined with certain probiotics. The findings come from McMaster University where researchers report that this combination may help patients recover from gluten-related damage and improve their response to a gluten-free diet.

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Diets high in certain plant chemicals found to lower blood pressure

Diets high in certain plant chemicals found to lower blood pressure

Diets high in a certain type of plant chemicals may be an effective way to reduce one's blood pressure, at least according to a new study from the University of Reading. These chemicals, which are called flavanols, are found in a huge variety of plant foods like berries, teas, and even red wine and chocolate. The results were based on data from more than 25,000 people in the UK.

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Hunger hormone once again linked to memory, but not in a good way

Hunger hormone once again linked to memory, but not in a good way

The 'hunger hormone' ghrelin has once again been linked to memory and cognitive function, but not in a good way. Whereas past research has found that ghrelin may play a role in improving memory, a new study from the University of Southern California has linked the hormone to a negative impact on memory and potentially paving the way for obesity. The issue involves communication disruption between the hormone and a key nerve linking the gut and brain.

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FDA dog food recall expands: The bags and brands to check for

FDA dog food recall expands: The bags and brands to check for

The FDA's released several pet food recalls over the past few months, most of which center on dog food. Today we're going to go over the several recalls that you're going to want to pay attention to, leading up the the latest from Sunshine Mills. Included on the list are Nature's Menu, Family Pet, Heartland Farms, Paws Happy Life, Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe, Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and others.

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Pumpkin spice and many herbs recalled across US over bacteria risk

Pumpkin spice and many herbs recalled across US over bacteria risk

The fall season is firmly upon the US, meaning it's time to break out the pumpkin-flavored treats. This particularly popular spice blend is among many that have been recalled in dozens of US states due to the potential contamination of one particular herb from the supplier behind the products. Joining the recalled pumpkin spice are everything from gourmet seeds to organic cinnamon, black pepper, and blends like Seafood Grill & Boil.

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Mineral aims to significantly increase food production in the next 50 years

Mineral aims to significantly increase food production in the next 50 years

X is a company that wants to bring in an era of computational agriculture. The company's goal is to significantly increase food production over the next 50 years to feed a growing population on Earth. The company says that its team has a new name, Mineral, and is currently working on experiments that involve bringing new tools to agriculture to help manage the complexity of farming and grow food sustainably on a global scale.

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FDA says dog food recall expands to multiple countries over toxin risk

FDA says dog food recall expands to multiple countries over toxin risk

The FDA is highlighting a previously announced dog food recall, noting that it has been expanded to encompass additional products, including ones sold in the United States, Japan, and Colombia. The reason is a naturally-occurring toxin that may be found in excessively high levels in the recalled pet food, putting dogs who eat it at risk. The expansion was a voluntary precautionary measure, according to the company behind the products.

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Another major retailer hit by fruit recall, but for a different reason

Another major retailer hit by fruit recall, but for a different reason

Days after an ongoing fruit recall expanded to include a variety of pre-sliced fruits sold by Walmart, the FDA has highlighted another fruit recall impacting Meijer, another big retailer. The difference? This recall covers a different type of fruit -- cantaloupe -- and has been made due to the potential of contracting a different type of pathogen: Salmonella. Eating the recalled cantaloupe may result in serious illness.

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Study finds a good reason to stop drinking soda while breastfeeding

Study finds a good reason to stop drinking soda while breastfeeding

A new study has found a good reason to stop drinking sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice while breastfeeding, warning that a high-sugar diet in the months immediately following pregnancy may cause cognitive development delays in offspring. The research comes from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and involved 88 participants who said they drank sugary beverages every day during the first month of nursing their newborns.

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