Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Roanoke Times

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:22 pm Virginia health officials warn of hepatitis A in strawberry smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe By Ali Rockett Richmond Times-Dispatch roanoke.com Virginia Department of Health offices say a cluster of hepatitis A cases may be associated with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia. Testing linked the illnesses […]

Why we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

McDonald?s briefly offered Step-it Activity Bands in Happy Meals. They were discontinued after reports that they irritated children?s skin. (Ian Hardy/MobileSyrup.com) McDonald?s plan?to get children?active by providing them with?fitness trackers?ended almost as quickly as it started. The?fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with?pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after ?limited? reports surfaced […]

Good match not always needed for living donor kidney transplant – Fox News

Transplanting a mismatched kidney from a living donor may lower the risk of death more than not doing a transplant at all, according to a new study that could open the door to more operations. A long-term study found that transplant recipients whose immune systems were technically incompatible to the donated kidney – because […]

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’ – The Atlantic

These ?formulations? include (among so many other things) breakfast cereals, instant soup, soft drinks, and frozen meals. Using data from more than 9,000 people who participated in a nationally representative survey, the researchers found that 57.9 percent of people?s calorie intake, on average, came from ultra-processed foods. Minimally processed or unprocessed foods?meat, plants, eggs, pasta, […]

Brazil Adjusts Guidelines for Diagnosing Defect Linked to Zika – New York Times

To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations ? all free. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account ? Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more ? Need to connect your Home Delivery subscription to NYTimes.com?Link your subscription ? Brazil Adjusts Guidelines for Diagnosing Defect Linked to Zika – New York Times

Pistachios Recalled Over Multistate Salmonella Outbreak – ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people not to eat pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios as they have been linked to a multistate salmonella outbreak, a statement says. There have been 11 cases across nine states, including two people hospitalized, according to the CDC. There have been no deaths reported. Cases […]

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

More evidence of lab missteps have come out against Theranos – Business Insider

WSJElizabeth Holmes defends herself and her company Theranos at WSJLive 2015 See Also Evidence that Theranos may have returned potentially faulty results?to patients?have been documented in a government investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing people familiar with the documents, The Journal’s John Carreyou and Christopher Weaver report?that the blood-testing company gave results even though […]