Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Salsa, guacamole dips tied to food poisoning

Contaminated salsa and guacamole dips are common causes of food poisoning in restaurants, and food workers need to take greater care, researchers told a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meeting on Monday.

They said nearly one of every 25 traceable outbreaks of foodborne disease between 1998 and 2008 began with one of the increasingly popular dips, which are made using onions, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, herbs and other ingredients.

"Possible reasons salsa and guacamole can pose a risk for foodborne illness is that they may not be refrigerated appropriately and are often made in large batches, so even a small amount of contamination can affect many customers," said Magdalena Kendall or the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

"Awareness that salsa and guacamole can transmit foodborne illness, particularly in restaurants, is key to preventing future outbreaks," Kendall, who worked on the study, said in a statement.

"Salsa and guacamole often contain diced raw produce, including hot peppers, tomatoes and cilantro, each of which has been implicated in past outbreaks."

Kendall and colleagues analyzed all outbreaks of foodborne illness reported to the CDC. None were associated with salsa or guacamole before 1984, they found, but by 1998 to 2008 the two dips accounted for 3.9 percent of outbreaks traced to restaurants.

"We want restaurants and anyone preparing fresh salsa and guacamole at home to be aware that these foods containing raw ingredients should be carefully prepared and refrigerated to help prevent illness," Kendall said.

In March a coalition of consumer and public health groups said foodborne illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill a year ago to reorganize the convoluted U.S. food safety system, but the Senate has yet to act, despite broad bipartisan agreement on the issue.

The CDC estimates that 76 million people in the United States get sick each year with foodborne illness and 5,000 die.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Researches analyzed data gathered in the first Gallup World Poll

Researches analyzed data gathered in the first Gallup World Poll, which included more than 136,000 people in 132 countries who were surveyed in 2005-2006. The respondents, who rated their lives on a scale of zero (worst) to 10 (best), were asked about positive or negative emotions experienced the previous day, whether they felt respected, whether they had family and friends they could count on in an emergency and how free they felt to choose their daily activities, learn new things or do what they do best.

Like other studies have found, the analysis revealed that life satisfaction -- the belief that your life is going well -- increases as income increases, individually and in the country overall. But researchers also found that although overall positive feelings increased somewhat along with rising income, these feelings were much more strongly linked with other factors, such as feeling respected, enjoying autonomy and social support from friends and family and having a fulfilling job.

"The public always wonders: Does money make you happy? This study shows that it all depends on how you define happiness because, if you look at life satisfaction, how you evaluate your life as a whole, you see a pretty strong correlation around the world between income and happiness," Ed Diener, a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Illinois, said in a university news release. "On the other hand, it's pretty shocking how small the correlation is with positive feelings and enjoying yourself."

According to Diener, this was the first study to differentiate between life satisfaction and day-to-day positive or negative feelings that people experience.

"Everybody has been looking at just life satisfaction and income," he said. "And while it is true that getting richer will make you more satisfied with your life, it may not have the big impact we thought on enjoying life."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Are these signs a guy likes a girl?

Are these signs a guy likes a girl?I am a 2nd year in college and I recently joined a pre-business fraternity. we were assigned a "big" based on a mutual selection process. the big is supposed to help you out with whatever you need. one day the fraternity had a lunch, and i was sitting at one end of the table and my big (who wasn't my big yet at the time) was sitting there too. but then i moved, and he moved to sit next to me again. we had never really spoken yet. but we had a great conversation, and someone told me that someone said we really clicked well at the lunch.i never said this, so he must have told someone that. i was told that he told people he wanted to be my big from before we even spoke at the lunch. then, we had a party, and we were all drinking. my big and i kept giving each other hugs. then, at one point, his arm was around my waist and then i put my arm around his. it seemed like we could not keep out hands off each other. he then asked if i was cold and gave me his jacket. now, whenever we see each other, he hugs me and wraps all his arms around me tightly. also, at another party, we were sitting next to each other close, and he put his arm around my shoulder and and said, yes i'm her big to someone, and his leg/arm kind of brushed against me a couple times. i feel a connection with him. when i first saw a picture of him before i had met him before, i felt like he was a guy version of me, and the perfect guy for me. i am not an official member yet, so dating between me and him would be forbidden according to the fraternity and we could both get kicked out if we dated and i know he would avoid that. but i feel like his little hints are signs that once i am an official member things could become more serious, and that he is maybe trying to show people that subtly? there was a picture of us on facebook people were all commenting on in which his arm was around my waist tightly. is this wishful thinking or could he feel the same as me???
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Best Answer - Chosen by Health waleI'd say he likes you. Once you're an official member, he's probably gonna ask you out the day after. If he doesn't ask you out within a week of becoming a member, and he still acts like this, then I suggest asking him instead of waiting on him. Yeah, it's more risky, but it's what guys have to do all the time if they have feelings towards a girl. some guys even like it better if the girl asks them; it shows that theyTruly do love them and aren't afraid of what other people think.

Does a 19 yr old guy's penis stop growing til he is 21?

Does a 19 yr old guy's penis stop growing til he is 21?
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Best Answer - Chosen by Health waleDifferent for different guys, but majority-wise, they probably finish by the end of puberty. When that is, probably around 18-21. Some are late bloomers, some are earlier.

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Bodybuilding supplements?

Bodybuilding supplements?i am 16,,17 next month,,i have started weight training and was wondering what are the best supplements to take if you wanna get big almost bodybuilder like..at the moment i take a whey protein powder shake after my routine
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Best Answer - Chosen by Voterswork out every other day. monday, wednesday friday, sunday. or tuesday thursday saturday. it really does help before i worked out every day stopped. did it every other day and i got huge.i use whey protein isolate. but yea, you need to do over your limit lifting. lets say you bench 150 ( just saying ) go for 155-165 thats a technique to get you bigger. also stay away from cardio ! that stuff will tone you and all but it makes mass of your muscles smaller. and now for the best way to get mass and body builder like. CREATINE!. it fills your muscles with all the water intake, if you use creatine right you will look like a body builder ( use it with 8 minimum glasses of water and lift alot )i hope this helped. im 15 and i bench 200 and im working on being body builder size to