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Peanut Butter Recall Extended
2012-09-25 12:26:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What started as a Salmonella outbreak related to peanut butter sold at Trader Joe´s has now expanded to include even more products sold in other locations, such as Target and even some online retailers. According to the Associated Press, Trader Joe´s recalled its brand of peanut butter yesterday after it was found to be linked to 29 salmonella cases in 18 states across America. Labeled as Creamy Salted Valencia...

Peanut Butter Recalled Due To Salmonella
2012-09-24 05:24:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A retail grocery store chain is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella-related illnesses across 18 US states, according to reports published over the weekend. Trader Joe's, which is headquartered in California but operates in more than 30 states, has voluntarily removed their store-brand Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from shelves. The move comes after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Kids In Cities Have More Food Allergies
2012-06-08 04:37:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Allergic to this. Allergic to that. Food allergy has become a serious and increasingly important health issue. About 5.9 million children under 18 report a dangerous food allergy, and allergic reactions can led to drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing, and throat swelling. A new study found that children who reside in urban areas tend to have a higher number of food allergies than those who live in rural areas. Specifically, children in big cities are more...

2012-05-14 09:57:39

Could a compound found in red wine and red grapes change the course of the illness? A national, phase II clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has begun as more than two dozen academic institutions recruit volunteers in the coming months. R. Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, is the lead investigator for the national study....

A New Option In Peanut Allergy Testing
2012-03-21 08:16:11

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have found a way to better test for peanut allergies. This new method has proven to not only be more accurate, but also more convenient and cost effective than current tests. Parents who suspect that their child may be allergic to peanuts currently have three options for testing against this allergy: The first option is a blood test that measures the immune system´s response to peanuts. This requires...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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