A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Recalls of assorted foods and different brands of ice cream over the past few years have put a spotlight on the germ known as listeria. And though many of these cases happened during manufacturing, the potential for contamination is actually greater for foods after they’ve arrived at supermarkets…

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Vitamin D May Lower Miscarriage Risk

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve had a miscarriage are more likely to get pregnant and have a baby if they have adequate levels of vitamin D, new research indicates. “Our findings suggest that vitamin D may play a protective role in pregnancy,” said lead investigator Sunni Mumford, from the epidemiology branch…

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Walk Briskly to a Longer Life

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You might want to pick up the pace when you head out for a stroll, suggests a new study that found that doing so may lengthen your life. In fact, compared with a slow pace, walking at an average pace appeared to reduce the risk of dying early…

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Dogs Chase Gulls, Keep Beaches Clean

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Can dogs help keep nasty bacteria off the beaches? A new study suggests it’s possible: E. coli spread by seagull droppings prompts beach closings, but dog patrols that chased the birds away did their part in keeping beaches open. The bacteria can be spread by other birds and…

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