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USDA warns to check your freezers for turkey products over illness risk

USDA warns to check your freezers for turkey products over illness risk

Though a recall hasn't been made due to the age of the meat, the USDA is warning the public to check their freezers for certain raw ground turkey products over the potential risk of salmonella. More than 211,000lbs of ground turkey products were impacted by this potential issue, though the good news is that the products are no longer available to purchase.

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Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Ohio company J.M. Smucker Co. has announced a voluntary recall of its popular Meow Mix cat food over the potential presence of salmonella. This particular recall is small in scope, involving only two lots of the bulk cat food bags that were distributed to some Walmart stores in several states. As with other salmonella recalls, people who handle the food are at risk of contracting an illness.

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Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Many people increase their physical activity when attempting to lose weight, but doing so may result in accidentally sabotaging one's self, according to a new study from the Technical University of Munich. The researchers found that after exercising, participants were more likely to eat a greater quantity of food and to seek immediate snacking.

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Eating late-night snacks may hurt your work performance

Eating late-night snacks may hurt your work performance

Eating snacks and unhealthy food at night may cause an immediate, observable impact on your life by reducing your work performance the next day. That's according to a new study from North Carolina State University where researchers evaluated whether unhealthy eating can impair your work the next day. Among other things, the study linked unhealthy late-night eating with withdrawn behavior at work.

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There’s a big ketchup shortage, but that doesn’t mean what you think

There’s a big ketchup shortage, but that doesn’t mean what you think

Ketchup, the wonderfully acidic condiment for your favorite potato snacks, is currently in short supply -- and, yes, you can blame the pandemic for this latest supply issue. However, if you're already thinking about stocking up in hopes of enjoying your previously stockpiled potatoes throughout the rest of the year, think again. The shortage isn't quite what you anticipate.

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Too much sugar may be hurting your muscles in a covert way

Too much sugar may be hurting your muscles in a covert way

Muscles put in a lot of work during daily life, suffering from wear and tear that is continually repaired to keep things functioning. A type of stem cells called skeletal muscle satellite cells play a key role in repairing muscle fibers when they're damaged by exercise or general activity. Sugar, according to a new study, may negatively impact these cells.

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Lab-grown meat uses spinach ‘skeletons’ for greener process

Lab-grown meat uses spinach ‘skeletons’ for greener process

Researchers with Boston College have successfully used spinach ‘skeletons’ as scaffolding to grow bovine cells in a lab, paving the way for a greener, cheaper method to produce beef. This marks the first time researches have grown meat around scaffolding from a stripped spinach leaf, which is an edible structure that can be quickly grown.

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Consuming sugar early in life paves way for poor learning and memory

Consuming sugar early in life paves way for poor learning and memory

Eating and drinking high-sugar foods early in life may pave the way for learning and memory issues later in adulthood, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The findings are particularly concerning in light of how many food products marketed at youth contain high levels of corn syrup and other sugars.

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Eating chocolate to relieve stress may also be good for your heart

Eating chocolate to relieve stress may also be good for your heart

Many people turn to chocolate as a stress reliever and that may be a good thing, at least based on a new study from the University of Birmingham. The researchers found that consuming high levels of flavonols -- which are found in cocoa and many other plant foods -- while experiencing stress may help protect the cardiovascular system.

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Popular hummus recalled: FDA warns to check your fridge now

Popular hummus recalled: FDA warns to check your fridge now

The FDA and Sabra have announced a recall of popular hummus dip Sabra Classic Hummus over the risk of salmonella contamination. Around 2,100 cases of the hummus dip have been recalled after a routine FDA screening involving one tub of the dip tested positive for salmonella. Note, however, that only one SKU of the classic hummus has been recalled.

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Beetroot juice tweaks mouth bacteria to improve aging process

Beetroot juice tweaks mouth bacteria to improve aging process

Beetroot juice may be a simple way to improve one's health in a way that promotes healthier aging, according to a new study from the University of Exeter. The researchers linked drinking this juice with beneficial changes in mouth bacteria, something that had a cascading effect on vascular and brain health.

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Midwestern recalls more cat and dog food, this time over salmonella

Midwestern recalls more cat and dog food, this time over salmonella

Midwestern Pet Foods, the company behind the recent pet food recalls over aflatoxin, has announced another cat and dog food recall -- this time over potential contamination with salmonella. The recall impacts several of the company's pet food brands, including Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportmix Wholesomes, Venture, Earthborn Holistic, and more.

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