Food poisoning warning over fruit and veg

Can fruit and vegetables be dangerous? The Mail Online seems to think so. A story published on the website warns that: “Getting your five a day is responsible for half of all food poisoning cases.” The story comes from a decade-long US study of the sources of foodborne illnesses in the US. It estimates that […]

NHS hepatitis C infection warning for women

Women who gave birth or had an obstetric or gynaecological operation at 16 UK hospitals between 1975 and 2003 may have come into contact with a healthcare worker infected with hepatitis C. While the risk of infection is small, the numbers affected likely to be few and the health consequences may not be particularly noticeable, […]

NICE cancer email hoax warning

“A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails,” BBC News reports. The emails, purporting to come from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), wrongly warn people they may have cancer. The NHS would never send any sort of confidential information via email and NICE are not involved […]

Drew Barrymore’s pregnancy weight gain warning

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Drew Barrymore thought she had a handle on her 2014 pregnancy weight gain, but her doctor seems to think otherwise. Opening up about motherhood and the second baby girl she’s expecting, the 38 year old explained to Ellen DeGeneres, “The [craving] with Olive was tamales. Anything tamale. I love tamales…. Want […]