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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Updated at 2:24 PM

Avoiding illnessHealthy people tend to focus on choosing good foods and getting enough exercise, but itís also important to consider food safety. About 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if people just handled food properly, according to the CDC.While food poisoning will often cause uncomfortable flulike symptoms, others will be more severely affected, including young children and infants, pregnant women, older adults and people with chronic diseases like diabetes.

Updated at 2:19 PM

Are peanut allergies preventable? A groundbreaking new study shows that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may be exposing them to the food early and regularly.

Updated at 2:17 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence...

Updated at 1:58 PM

One of the most dazzling sights on Earth is the night sky. With billions of brilliant stars, streaking meteors and planetary neighbors like Jupiter and Venus, itís an amazing spectacle.

Updated at 1:53 PM

A new food trend is literally sprouting up in grocery aisles: sprouted grains and bread, rice, muffins and other products made from them.

Updated at 1:50 PM

Ice-skating on an outdoor rink with a mountain backdrop and tubing down a snow-drenched hill during the winter. Or swimming in the lake, mountain biking and golfing during the summer.

Updated at 1:42 PM

Spring break means time off from school, but for students striving for success itís also a chance to immerse themselves in some hardcore studying that they donít have time for during the school year.

Updated at 1:39 PM

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically. ďLooking across the...

Updated at 1:37 PM

Fast foodís link to obesity and related diseases is well documented, and now new truths are emerging about negative effects of eating too much fast food. Researchers at Ohio State University and University of Texas, Austin, recently found that the...

Updated at 1:36 PM

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