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2010-03-24 14:44:35

The national cost of foodborne illness has been estimated at the astronomical sum of $152 billion annually, but the information on who is getting sick and what is causing those illnesses is part of a state-by-state surveillance system that shows mixed results around the country, raising important new questions about how to improve state outbreak reporting.

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2010-03-24 07:10:00

A little-known provision in the recently passed health care reform bill will require restaurant chains to display caloric content of their food offerings on menus and outside of drive-thru windows.

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2010-03-03 10:28:38

A new study by a former FDA economist estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the nation to be a combined $152 billion annually.

2010-03-02 23:01:00

New Analysis, Interactive Online Map Highlight the Need to Modernize the Nation's Food-Safety System WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by a former U.S.

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2009-11-20 13:45:00

A new US study showed that movie theater patrons who order a bag of popcorn or soft drink are consuming more calories than they may be aware of.

2009-11-12 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next several weeks, the U. S. Senate has an historic opportunity to take a major step toward improving food safety for all Americans.

2009-10-01 09:27:00

Drug Giant Tries to Silence CSPI With Threat of Libel Suit WASHINGTON, Oct.

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2009-08-01 06:40:00

Health officials from the CDC are discussing an option that would enact taxes on high-sugar soda drinks in order to encourage Americans to stay in shape.

2009-07-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.