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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. More

Food makers follow dieters on switching up calories

The fixation on calorie counts that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. The shift is chipping away at the popularity of products like Special K. Nati Harnik / AP

The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the popularity of products like Diet Coke, Lean Cuisine and Special K. More

Focus on leafy green vegetables for better nutrition

Many health professionals believe that leafy green vegetables deserve a special focus in the produce world for the volume of nutrients tucked into their low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, low-glycemic index package. Read on for a closer look at their bountiful nutritious perks. More

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

New York — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More

5K mud run to benefit children in Africa

The Cross Course 5k Obstacle Mud Run to benefit Little Dresses for Africa on June 14 will take place in Lapeer. More

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

Washington — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. More

Teeth grinding is common in the elderly

Dear Dr. Roach: My mother-in-law is 95 and lives in a nursing home. Sometimes when we visit, I can barely stand to be in her presence because she savagely grinds her teeth, making an awful grating, creaking noise. Could there be some medical reason for this? More

In daughter's memory, parents campaign for organ donors at WSU

Beverly and Tim Butler lost their daughter, Rebecca, after she died from a rare lung disease. Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

Since their daughter's death three years ago, Beverly and Tim Butler have continued to promote organ donation at Wayne State, working on an annual campaign to sign up students. More

It is time to cut through the confusion over cholesterol

An egg, at 186 milligrams (nearly all in the yolk), is high in cholesterol. Fotolia

The debate continues over whether it's still necessary to restrict cholesterol-rich foods, such as eggs. Here's a closer look at the current science. More

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