Fat Duck Closure Blamed on Virus

Norovirus, not food poisoning, caused diners at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck to become ill, temporarily closing the restaurant.


Forget Olive Oil, Eat More Elk

Danish scientists are touting the benefits of a "Nordic diet" that is as healthful -- if not more so -- than the much lauded "Mediterranean diet."


Does Organic Mean Safe?

Just because foods are "certified organic" by the USDA, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are safer. On the other hand, is the government really guaranteeing the safety of anything we eat these days? Unfortunately, not.


NYC Announces Report Cards for Restaurant Hygiene

Under a new model, to be phased in over the next two years, the New York City Department of Health will require restaurants to post letter grades (A, B, or C) indicating their sanitary conditions and up the number of yearly inspections to three (press release).


Dirt Does a Body Good

The health benefits of ingesting a little dirt are highly underrated, reports the New York Times.


Uh Oh, There's Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup

Two new studies find that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) contains mercury. Mercury was found in nearly half of the commercial HFCS samples tested and a third of 55 popular products tested where HFCS is a major ingredient.


Go to Detox: Get Free Beer

The latest in Medicaid scams: At least one New York hospital has allegedly paid people to search homeless shelters and for patients to enter a three-day stay detox in exchange for free beer.


Jack in the Box Burger Deemed "Most Unhealthful"

An analysis by dietitians with the nonprofit Cancer Project in Washington has ranked Jack in the Box's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger "the most unhealthful" value item available at fast food chains. The $1 burger contains 23 grams of fat and 860 milligrams of sodium.


The "Health Halo Effect"

While Americans may be paying more attention to eating healthily, they are still getting fatter.


Pro-Anorexia Sites Go Public

Once anonymous and secret, pro-anorexia groups are now moving into more public forums like Facebook.