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How to Buy Chicken That Won’t Make You Sick

Lower your risk of a salmonella infection when you know how to buy chicken, and what to look for.

Vomiting. Diarrhea. Cramps. Food poisoning is no fun. In most cases, your body will heal itself as long as you drink plenty of fuids until the GI problems clear up.

And the leading cause of serious food borne illness in the United States is Salmonella, which commonly comes from poultry. If you know how to buy chicken, you can reduce your chances of catching this bug.

Symptoms of Salmonella also include chills, joint pain, headaches, muscle pain, and malaise. Possible complications may also include reactive arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.
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Antibiotics in meat and poultry resulting in dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria

How we are wasting our life saving medicine

The Director-General of the World Health Organization was blunt. The world is facing “an end to modern medicine as we know it,” Margaret Chan warned last year. Strep throats could once again kill people, and hip replacements, organ transplants, and cancer chemotherapy “would become far more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake.” That’s because we’re losing our first-line antimicrobial drugs to antibiotic resistance, Chan noted. As for new antibiotics to replace them, Chan wasn’t optimistic: “The pipeline is virtually dry. The cupboard is nearly bare.”   Read More

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