Evo's Coffee Lounge, a café in Ashland, Oregon, had been using Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Berries Blend, a brand tagged by the CDC as linked with the spread of hepatitis A, in its smoothie mix, according to OregonLive.com. Health officials have warned customers of Evo's that its "Radically Free" smoothie contained the offending berries.
Eating red meat may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according a new study from researchers at the National University of Singapore. For the study, the researchers reviewed health records from three previous dietary studies carried out at Harvard. In all, the three studies ran from 1986 to 2007 and included data from 26,357 men and 122,786 women.
Consuming too much sugar could be linked with increased risk of heart failure, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas. According to the study even just one increased molecule of glucose metabolite glucose 6-phosphate (G6P) can begin the process of improper heart function.
An extract of unroasted coffee beans used in weight supplements, the so-called green coffee bean extract, does probably not help in the loss of weight, according to a new study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. According to the study, the supplement showed no benefits and was, in fact, associated with an unhealthy build-up of fat in the liver.
A New York State Court of Appeals heard arguments this week from New York City health officials requesting they reconsider Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on large sized sugary drinks. Manhattan-based State Supreme Court Justice Milton A. Tingling threw out the ruling in March, claiming the regulations were arbitrary and overstepped the New York Board of Health's authority.
Taking short walks after meals may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes for older adults, according to a new study from researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). Lead researcher Loretta DiPietro and her team enlisted ten adults with an average age of 60 who are considered at a high risk for diabetes because of an inactive lifestyle.
Repeatedly heading a soccer ball over the course of many years can cause long term brain injuries, according to a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. For the study, researchers examined 30 amateur soccer players with an average age of 31 years old.
As many as forty percent of designated drivers may actually drink during a night out, accoprding to a new study from researchers at the University of Florida. Researchers interviewed 1,000 people exiting a bars in southern college towns. Of those interviewed, 165 identified themselves at the designated driver for the night.
Over three million children die every year of malnutrition, a number accounting for 45% of the world's deaths of children under the age of five, according to a new study published in the journal Lancet. The first 1,000 days of a child's life are crucial for development, notes the study's authors, who say that undernourishment can come with a host of non-fatal complications.
A vegetarian diet may lead to a longer, healthier life, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers at the Loma Linda University in California surveyed a group of 70,000 participants, discovering that the vegetarians of the group had a 12% lower risk of death compared to meat eaters.
It turns out that caffeine addiction could lead to a temporary mental disorder, according to the new edition of the mental health manual, the DSM-5, which lists caffeine intoxication among the many disorders known to psychiatry. Restlessness, nervousness, excitement, red face, gastrointestinal upset, muscle twitching, rambling speech, sleeplessness, rapid and irregular heartbeat may be symptoms.
Those who drink large quantities of diet soda could experience tooth damage similar to that experience by methamphetamine users, according to researchers from the Temple University School of Dentistry. For the study, lead researcher Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny examined the tooth decay of a woman in her 30's who drank at least one two-liter bottle of diet soda every day for three to five years.
As states loosen polices toward criminalization of marijuana, children may be more likely to accidentally ingest the drug, says a report published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from the Children's Hospital Colorado compared admissions from two periods, January 2005-September 2009 and October 2009-December 2011, which marks the state's introduction of new legislation.
Increasing nuts and olive oil in the diet may help improve brain function, according to researchers at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. For the study, researchers enlisted 522 adults with an average age of 75. Each volunteer switched to a low fat diet with one third also taking added nuts, one third adding olive oil and the other adding neither.
Those who drink coffee may be at a lesser risk for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a condition in which bile ducts can become blocked, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic. For the study researchers examined 619 patients with PSC and another 724 with an associated liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).