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​McDonald’s Japan halts Chinese supplies after rotten meat scandal

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McDonald’s restaurants in Japan have stopped selling products that use chicken sourced in China. It comes after a scandal involving a Shanghai factory which supplied expired meat products to global fast food chains. Over 3,000 food restaurants in Japan have followed McDonald’s example and withdrawn Chinese supplies. The restaurant chain has switched suppliers... 

British health secretary demands urgent inspections of chicken factories

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Britain’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has demanded the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) conduct an urgent inquiry into two UK factories’ alleged poor hygiene practices. The factories are at the heart of a campylobacter scandal that could pose a serious risk to public health. A body of contentious evidence amassed by Guardian journalists over a five month... 

McDonald’s food likely to be banned in Russia

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The production and sales of some of McDonald’s products is likely to be banned In Russia. Legal sanctions may affect cheeseburgers and royal cheeseburgers, filet-o-fish, chicken burgers, ice cream with berry fillings and milkshakes. Such requirements were submitted to the Tverskoy Court of Moscow from the Russian Federal Service for Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor)... 

Obesity to be classed as disability, top EU judge rules

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​Overweight staff may be provided with larger office chairs, lifts and priority parking by their employers, following a European court judgment on Thursday. The chief legal adviser to the European Court of Justice, Niilo Jaaskinen, said it was ‘unlawful’ to discriminate against a person if their weight affects their work, as they would technically be... 

Ebola outbreak kills 603 in West Africa

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Health workers putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on June 28, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603. The UN health agency said on Tuesday that officials recorded 85 new cases, including 68 fatal, from July 8-12. Some 52 fatalities... 

Sunscreen use in childhood prevents skin cancer in adults

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A recent study has unraveled that consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood could avert risk of developing skin cancer. The study conducted by the researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute showed that the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer could be reduced by the use of sunscreen in childhood. The... 

US Quarantine Area ‘nothing more than piece of yellow tape’

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A U.S. Border Patrol union representative says understaffing and poorly equipped, unsanitary facilities are making the general public more susceptible to the myriad diseases accompanying the wave of illegal aliens currently bypassing the US-Mexico border. Following the documentation of two H1N1 virus cases among illegal minors being held in south Texas facilities,... 

MERS-CoV is deadly but mostly preventable – WHO

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) seen under an electron microscope. A UN health official says most of the confirmed cases of Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) could have been prevented as infection rates for the virus are slowing. Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Keiji Fukuda said on Thursday... 

WHO holds crisis meeting on Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana as the death toll from the deadly Ebola virus keeps rising in West Africa. Health officials from eleven African countries are meeting in Ghana’s capital city of Accra on Wednesday to find a way to contain the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history. Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire,... 

5 powerful antibiotics that don’t require a prescription

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Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics. Garlic Garlic has been... 

Texas woman becomes weight loss sensation with healthy food choices

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Forget fat diets… and don’t leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman named Teena Henson achieved extraordinary results without... 

Periodic fasting combats diabetes risk factors

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Researchers have identified that periodic fasting could reduce cholesterol levels in people with the amount of glucose higher than normal. Scientists at the Intermountain Heart Institute in Murray, United States, found a biological process in the body that is able to convert bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy. The identified process help combating diabetes... 

Washing raw chicken increases food poisoning risk

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New research has warned that washing raw chicken, through spreading infection, could increase the risk of food poisoning. Washing meat before cooking was found to spread deadly bacteria called campylobacter, experts claimed. The bacteria infect the things around such as work surfaces, clothing and cooking equipment, through the splashing of water droplets. Campylobacter... 

Infectious Tuberculosis Moving Across U.S. Border, Ice Whistleblower Confirms

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Agent confirms reports that deadly, infectious illness is penetrating the US-Mexico border. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement whistleblower, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to Infowars, asserted the recent surge of illegal immigrants is also bringing with it tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, confirming reports deadly, infectious illness... 

Ebola out of control: Doctors Without Borders

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Members of Doctors without Borders carry the body of a person killed at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea. Doctors Without Borders has said the Ebola outbreak in West African nations is “totally out of control,” calling for more help in dealing with the disease. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group, said on Friday... 
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