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Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million cases a year of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses in the United States, according to the study. The researchers calculated that those illnesses result in $2.9 billion a ...

Health Tip: Is Your Food Still Good After Power Outage?

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you lose power, it's a good idea to keep your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. A refrigerator will stay cold for about four hours, and a freezer should preserve food for up to 48 hours if they remained closed, the agency says. Here are the FDA's suggestions for determining if food is safe to eat after a power outage: If the ...

Your Dishwasher Is Not as Sterile as You Think

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – Your dishwasher may get those plates spotless, but it is also probably teeming with bacteria and fungus, a new study suggests. Microbes – from bacteria to viruses to fungi – are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them. So do people need to worry about getting sick from ...

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- One in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That adds up to 48 million cases annually. The germs behind food poisoning and the symptoms they cause vary. But symptoms frequently include: Abdominal cramps. Diarrhea, which may be watery or bloody. Nausea and vomiting. Loss of appetite. Possible fever.

Raw Meat Not the Safest Choice for Your Dog or for You

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – While your dog or cat might love the taste of raw meat, a steady diet of it might be a bad idea, a new study warns. Raw meat diets for pets have become increasingly popular, but there is no evidence that they are healthier than typical pet foods, the researchers said. In fact, some studies have reported that raw meat diets may pose a threat to pets and their owners due ...

Bah, Hum (Stomach) Bug! Essential Holiday Food Safety Tips

Posted 25 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 – A stomach bug can quickly put a damper on your Christmas Day festivities. If you're teaching children how to prepare favorite family recipes, include important lessons about food safety, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The last thing you want to give your family is a foodborne illness. Here are some suggestions from the pediatricians' group to avoid one: Every ...

Health Tip: Avoid Eating Raw Dough

Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- No matter how tempting it is to sneak a taste of raw cookie dough, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you shouldn't. Raw dough can harbor dangerous bacteria. The CDC suggests: Never eat raw dough or batter. Don't let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts. Make sure raw dough is cooked to the proper temperature. Don't eat shakes or ice cream with ...

Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination

Posted 11 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Storing edibles in the refrigerator may help prevent food poisoning, but it doesn't eliminate the possibility. Foodsafety.gov suggests how to keep refrigerated foods safe: Do not overpack your fridge. Cold air must be allowed to circulate to chill food properly. Keep your fridge between 32 ˚F and 40 ˚F Refrigerate or freeze perishable foods within two hours during winter, or within one hour d ...

Health Tip: Seniors at Heightened Risk of Foodborne Illness

Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you're 65 or older, your immune system probably is weaker than when you were younger, and you're at higher risk of contracting foodborne illness. The foodsafety.gov website cites these specific changes among older people: The gastrointestinal tract holds on to food longer, affording more time for bacteria to grow. The liver and kidneys may not be as efficient in ridding the body of harmful ...

How to Stay Out of the ER This Thanksgiving

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – Taking some simple precautions can help keep you and your family healthy over the Thanksgiving holiday, says an emergency medicine expert. "A few simple steps to avoid preventable injury or illness can go a long way toward making sure you safely enjoy the holiday," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in news release from the ...

Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 – Though foodborne illness can put a quick end to Thanksgiving festivities, that need not be the case, food safety experts say. That's because ensuring that homemade holiday meals are not only delicious but germ-free is within the grasp of not just experienced chefs, but rookie cooks as well. Food safety starts while you're grocery shopping for ingredients, said Brian ...

Health Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- No one wants the Thanksgiving holiday ruined by a nasty case of food poisoning that stems from the guest of honor – the turkey. FoodSafety.gov offers these turkey safe-preparation suggestions: If you'll serve a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days before Thanksgiving. On the other hand. frozen turkey needs time to thaw properly in the refrigerator. Rely on a refrigerator thermometer to ...

Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A surge of diseases could become a consequence of climate change, scientists warn. Extreme rainfall and melting permafrost associated with a warming climate are causing more organic matter to wash into lakes, rivers and coastal waters. This so-called "browning" of the world's waters reduces the ability of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays to disinfect them effectively, and ...

Health Tip: Keeping Home-Delivered Food Safe

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

--Whether you have a new baby, a sick family member or are simply ordering take-out, you are probably having food delivered to you at home. Foodsafety.gov suggests how to keep delivered meals safe: Refrigerate delivered food at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below if you don't eat it immediately. If you don't think you'll eat all the food at once, divide it into portions and refrigerate or freeze what ...

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?

Posted 24 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 – News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life. "The biggest issue that we as first responders run into is that people fail to plan. Then things that could have been simple issues become big problems," said Scott Buchle, program manager for Penn State Health Life Lion EMS. The emergency ...

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