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All About Food: Lose Weight with Red Wine, the Big Breakfast Diet, and Sweet News

A number of food-related developments in health news have gotten my attention in the last few days. So here’s a quick summary with links:

What’s the Best Way to Clean Fresh Vegetables?

Up until a few months ago, I would clean fresh fruits and vegetables by giving them a cursory quick rinse under a splash of water. But with the E. coli lettuce scare this summer and other recent food-safety incidents, I’m wondering if I should be doing more… a lot more… and I’m not alone.

Femoral Artery Wound Has NFL Player Sean Taylor Struggling for Life

Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is in critical condition and struggling for his life after being shot in his home in Miami-Dade county, Florida. It is believed that the incident was the result of a robbery attempt or home intrusion.

TMAU, a Rare Disorder that Causes “Fish Odor” Body Smell

ABC did a special that looked at a rare metabolic disorder that causes bad body odor, which can range from what is described as a “fish odor” smell to a feces or urine odor or a smell of garbage.

“This Emotional Life” Starts Tonight on PBS


Above: A man with Asperger’s syndrome talks about the challenges of living with the disorder on “This Emotional Life.”

Bernie Mac Dies of Sarcoidosis at 50

The rumors that Bernie Mac is dead are actually true now: the 50-year-old comedian has died in a Chicago hospital from complications due to pneumonia. While it may seem strange to hear of someone dying of pneumonia in this day and age, it’s not that uncommon, especially when one has an underlying disease such as AIDS or, in the case of Bernie Mac, sarcoidosis.

Vanishing Bees Endanger U.S. Agriculture in Colony Collapse Disorder

Honeybees play a huge role in food production by pollinating plants, but honeybees have been disappearing all over the U.S. Scientists are trying to figure out why, and what’s making the disappearance even more mysterious is that beekeepers aren’t finding dead bees.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder – More Common Than Commonly Thought?

We’ve all seen scary cases when a person flies into a violent rage for no reason, whether it’s road rage or a couple’s overheated argument. What you may not know is that, for some people at least, a real disorder may be behind the problem: intermittent explosive disorder (IED). This is not your everyday type of angry outburst, but rather a violent reaction that is way out of proportion to the event that brought it on. Often the outburst involves throwing or breaking things or other injury to property or people.

Health News: Health Care Reform Problems and Prognosis

Health care in the U.S. seems destined to change somehow during the Obama administration, though nobody knows how. A cople of recent articles look at some of the issues and problems involved, and what solutions might be needed.

Healthy Dining Finder

People are trying to eat healthier foods these days, and one of the biggest obstacles to doing this is finding healthy foods when dining out. With so many meals being outside the home, a Web site called the Healthy Dining Finder seeks to make it easier to find dining options that offer healthier choices.