Is your Thanksgiving turkey hiding antibiotics and other drugs?

The Chicago-based advocacy group FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) has released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and two other drugs by top turkey producers in the U.S. Turkey is a holiday favorite and generally considered healthier than other meats, but some turkeys may contain antibiotics and other veterinary drugs that can help propagate superbugs, leave carcinogenic residues in the meat, and endanger animal health.

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Don’t invite food poisoning to your Thanksgiving feast

Preparing that Thanksgiving meal for family and friends is often hard work. Don’t make it harder by inviting food poisoning, either before or during the preparation and cooking. Brain Severns and Karen Blakeslee, food safety experts from Kansas State University, offer these tips to ensure your guests don’t have a side serving of food poisoning:

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A cholesterol vaccine may replace statins in the future

New research just announced suggests that a potential vaccine may lower cholesterol by attacking a molecule that controls levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL – the “bad” cholesterol). Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the National Institutes of Health report in the journal Vaccine that mice and macaques given the vaccine showed lower LDL levels, as well as reductions in total cholesterol and triglycerides

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Is your Thanksgiving turkey hiding antibiotics and other drugs?

The Chicago-based advocacy group FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) has released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and two other drugs by top turkey producers in the U.S. Turkey is a holiday favorite and generally considered healthier than other meats, but some turkeys may contain antibiotics and other veterinary drugs that can help propagate superbugs, leave carcinogenic residues in the meat, and endanger animal health.

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Tough Mudder introduces a bit less tough race

The Tough Mudder adds a shorter, half distance race for 2016 – the Tough Mudder Half. 5 miles, 12+ obstacles, but no ice, fire, or electricity! Races in LA, Mesa AZ, Smithville TX, Doswell VA, and May 22 in the Chicago Area (Rockford airport).

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