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What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

Health officials say that a 71-year-old man died after eating a bad oyster in Sarasota earlier this month. Health officials say that a 71-year-old man died after eating a bad oyster in Sarasota earlier this month. There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of Vibrio bacteria from eating certain foods […]

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A Florida man died of flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters — here’s how concerned you should be

Raw oysters can carry Vibrio vulnificus, a bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease. Melie Nasr / Shutterstock.com A 71-year-old man in Florida died on July 10 after being infected by bacteria that cause flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis) from eating a contaminated raw oyster, according to local news reports. The man ate the bad oyster at […]

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One banana a day keeps the doctor at bay

There’s no better snack than a banana if you want a quick energy booster. A banana gives an instant boost of energy. Bananas contain natural sugars: fructose, sucrose and glucose. It is also a fibre-rich fruit. According to Ritika Samaddar Regional Head of Dietetics, Max Healthcare, “A banana is a good source of potassium, carbohydrate and […]

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More than 500 Tennessee zipline visitors sick in stomach illness outbreak

LAKANA LAKANA Related content (CNN) – An investigation continues into what has caused hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zipline destination to suddenly develop gastrointestinal illness. More than 500 people have reported symptoms including stomachache, nausea and vomiting after visiting the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg. The Tennessee Department of Health announced Thursday […]