CDC study finds more food-borne illness outbreaks caused by raw milk

Children's Health, Infectious Disease, Nutritional Health, Parenting
USA Today reports on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, which found that "unpasteurized milk, touted as the ultimate health food by some, is 150 times more likely to cause food-borne illness outbreaks than pasteurized milk and such outbreaks had a hospitalization rate 13 times higher than those involving pasteurized dairy products." (more…)
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Busted: Top five flu myths

Infectious Disease
'Tis the season for colder weather, impending family gatherings, holiday preparations ... and sick days caused by colds and the flu. Along with flu season comes the age-old bits of wisdom from our grandmothers (and their grandmothers). What's correct and what's a myth? (more…)
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Probiotics may be an effective remedy for colds

Alternative Medicine, General Health, Infectious Disease
As we head into the cough and cold season, I thought this post might be of interest. Especially since acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs or "colds") are the most common reason people  seek medical care in the U.S. It's said there are up to one billion colds reported in the U.S. each  year. Now there's another option for trying to prevent them. (more…)
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