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10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

We may try to avoid the restaurant with the low health rating or eye the roadside barbeque stand with caution. But did you know you get food poisoning from vitamins, your own kitchen, or even sex?

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  • 10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead

    10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead

    If you've ever had food poisoning, you know it is decidedly unfun. And it turns out, there are many different kinds of foodborne disease that may not kill you, but you might prefer they did. See more »

  • 10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

    10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

    It's not just about what tastes good or is tough to chew – some foods are harmless when cooked, but when eaten raw or improperly prepared can make you sick or even kill you. See more »

  • 10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

    10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

    We may try to avoid the restaurant with the low health rating or eye the roadside barbeque stand with caution. But did you know you get food poisoning from vitamins, your own kitchen, or even sex? See more »

  • Are there hormones in milk?

    Are there hormones in milk?

    Injections to boost dairy cows' production carry repercussions for the cows. Do they affect human health, too? Should we worry about the extra estrogen? See more »

  • Can eating cold rice kill you?

    Can eating cold rice kill you?

    Is eating cold Chinese leftovers one of your guilty pleasures? It might sound alarmist, but rice that hasn't been reheated could inflict serious damage on your body. See more »

  • Can ghost peppers kill you?

    Can ghost peppers kill you?

    The world's hottest pepper was once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat? See more »

  • Does aspartame cause MS?

    Does aspartame cause MS?

    Aspartame, a common ingredient in many diet drinks, gets blamed for dozens of diseases and conditions. A widely circulated e-mail connects aspartame with multiple sclerosis. Is it time to toss the diet soda for good? See more »

  • How can intestinal bacteria like E. coli infect a vegetable like spinach?

    How can intestinal bacteria like E. coli infect a vegetable like spinach?

    Food contamination isn't limited to improperly cooked meat or raw eggs. Learn why your salad could be dangerous too. See more »

  • How can you tell organic foods are pesticide free?

    How can you tell organic foods are pesticide free?

    Organic food -- once a specialty item sold in specialty stores to either the rich or the granola crowd -- is now commonplace. But how do you know what you're buying, and what's the difference between "organic" and "pesticide-free"? See more »

  • How Food Recalls Work

    How Food Recalls Work

    Remember the shutdown on the Georgia peanut factory for salmonella poisoning back in 2009? Some food recalls make the headlines, but most pass unnoticed. Who decides when a product needs to be recalled? And does it happen too often or not enough? See more »

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