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Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs that might contain metal fragments

More than 2,000 pounds of Vienna Beef hot dogs have been recalled because they may contain metal fragments, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The recalled Chicago-style dogs — all packaged in 10-pound cases of Skinless Beef Frankfurters with EST. 1 inside the USDA mark of inspection — were shipped…MORE

What little kids need to know about sex

I live in the Bay Area, where, according to my very unscientific estimate, approximately 8 out of 10 parents self-identify as enlightened. These are the moms and dads who broach thorny topics like race, poverty and sexism with their young children, undeterred by their complexity and high stakes. Still, not all topics receive such a…MORE

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead…MORE

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no

Belgium’s Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. An estimated 3% of Belgian children follow this type of vegetarianism that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients, according to the academy’s statement. The eating plan is “restrictive,” creates…MORE

Outdoor walking meetings boost your mental and physical health

Go outside and get some fresh air! It’s something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on…MORE

US kids aren’t eating enough seafood, study says; here’s how to add more

The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health…MORE

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