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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2/12/2014 Health News: Chick-Fil-A ~ No Antibiotics - Kraft singles~ NO Preservatives - Calls For FDA ~ Ban Carcinogens in Bread - HPV doesn't Lead to Teen SEX

CHICK-FIL-A PLANS TO STOP SERVING CHICKENS RAISED WITH ANTIBIOTICS
Chick-fil-A announced Tuesday that it plans to phase out serving chickens raised with antibiotics. The fast food chain is calling for the changes along their supply chain to happen within five years. “We are asking suppliers to work with the USDA to verify that antibiotics are never administered from the hatchery to the processing plant,”... Continue Reading

Kraft Singles Ditch Artificial Preservatives
Good news!Kraft Singles cheese product slices are ditching artificial preservatives, substituting sorbic acid with natamycin as a mold-fighter  Continue Reading
FOOD ADVOCATES CALL ON FDA TO BAN POTENTIALLY CARCINOGENIC BREAD ADDITIVE
Subway made headlines last week when the fast food chain announced it was going to stop using a chemical in its bread that is also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban azodicarbonamide from all foods because... Continue Reading

Concerns Unfounded: HPV Shot Doesn't Lead Teens to Sex

Add another study to a growing body of research showing that despite some parents' concerns, HPV vaccination does not lead teen girls to start having sex or to engage in unsafe sex.Continue Reading
Hospitals vs. MRSA: Pros and Cons of Screening All Patients
Should hospitals screen all inpatients for the potentially deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug? Some infection control advocates say yes, pointing to the success of Veterans Affairs medical centers in controlling MRSA infections. Others argue that there are less costly ways ....Continue Reading

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