Frozen-Berry Recall After Hepatitis Outbreak

Updated June 12: An organic, frozen berry blend sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores that was recalled has now sickened 87 people in eight states with a rare strain of hepatitis A. NBC News is reporting that 36 people have been hospitalized with severe infections. All of the ill people have reported buying the frozen fruit mix at Costco, which sold the product starting in February, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Outbreaks were …

Berries May Cut Women’s Heart Attack Risk

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but for women, eating berries three times a week may keep the cardiologist at bay. A large new study that followed nearly 94,000 young and middle-aged women for 18 years found that those who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week had a 32 percent lower risk of heart attack. The women, ages 25 to 42, were registered with the long-running Nurses’ Health Study II. They completed …