WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve lost their ability to smell and taste due to COVID-19 have significant struggles, but they can find ways to cope with their situation, a new study shows. One of the most common side effects of COVID-19 is the loss of theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths. Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods is putting their health at risk, researchers warn. Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat or heat, include additives, and contain little, if any, whole foods. They include frozen pizza, soda, fast food, sweets, salty snacks, canned soup and mostContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study confirms that fish oil supplements may raise the risk of a common heart-rhythm disorder — particularly when doses top 1 gram per day. At issue are medications and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in fish oil.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it is lowering the recommended levels of sodium in processed, packaged and prepared foods. The goal of the new, voluntary guideline is to help reduce Americans’ average sodium intake from 3,400 milligrams (mg) toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Maple Island Inc. announced Friday that it has recalled three lots of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal because of elevated levels of arsenic in the products. A sample from the three lots, which were sold only at Walmart, tested above the guidance forContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parents frazzled by their little ones’ finicky food choices often sigh in exasperation, thinking: “They’ll grow out of it by college.” Maybe not, suggests a new study from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Some young people continue their picky eating into earlyContinue Reading