Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals used to cure meats like salami and hot dogs may be linked to a mood disorder called mania, researchers report. Those chemicals, known as nitrates, are frequently added to processed meats to prevent bacteria growth. “There’s growing evidence that germs in the intestines can influence the brain,”…

The Latest on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is one such disease. Until recently, it was very poorly understood or even acknowledged. But after 9,000 studies, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and…

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it’s not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health claims. Proponents say kombucha’s powerful probiotics can help improve digestion, promote your immune response and reduce inflammation in your body by…

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes. “We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis, which should come as reassuring news to parents who are about to introduce their…

If It Isn't Real Meat, Say So: Survey

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans believe lab-grown meat should be labeled as different from conventional meat, a new survey finds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting last week on the safety of such products, also called synthetic or cultured meat. The results of the national phone survey…