Consumers these days are being warned about the health hazards of highly processed foods. The message is that the health-conscious consumer should buy more whole foods and process them minimally. However, not all whole foods are safe, either, and some should come with a warning label. 

One of the most common problems caused by some fresh, natural foods are skin issues. Dermatitis can result from sensitivity and allergy to any food, or it can result from a food containing a chemical that makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Citrus fruits are notorious for causing dermatitis when exposing skin

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Researchers have shown how the human body fights back in response to Salmonella infections. Their work has shown that blood stem cells respond in the first few hours following infection by acquiring energy from bone marrow support cells.

It is hoped the findings, published in the journal PNAS, could help new approaches to treat people with Salmonella and other bacterial illnesses.

A team from the University of East Anglia, with Norwich Research Park colleagues at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute (EI), to study mitochondria – that live inside cells and give
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Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered how Bacillus cereus works and how to combat it.

The team found out how the bacteria interacts with the immune system, discovered how it sustains itself and how symptoms might be treated. The work was published in the Nature Microbiology journal.

Lead researcher Anukriti Mathur, from the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCMSR) at ANU, said the discovery has the potential to save lives when treating bacterial infections such as serious food poisoning.

Bacillus cereus produces toxins that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms are generally mild and short-lived at up
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TripAdvisor is under fire for allegedly censoring consumers’ warnings about injuries, assaults and tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that more than a dozen travelers across the U.S. claim to have been silenced by TripAdvisor after using the website to share information about negative
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A new study from the University of Pennsylvania reveals how some Salmonella bacteria are able to evade our immune systems, allowing them to cause a systemic infection. The researchers — led by Igor Brodsky, an assistant professor of pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine — hypothesized that Salmonella might have some way of avoiding the activation of inflammasomes, a complex of proteins that detects pathogens and releases signaling molecules to recruit other elements of the immune system to fight them off. They studied strains of Salmonella with a mutated gene responsible for encoding an enzyme called aconitase and found
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