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Baked goods recalled on Christmas Eve
December 24th, 2010
02:13 PM ET

Baked goods recalled on Christmas Eve

Pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and other baked goods made by Rolf's Patisserie in Chicago are being recalled this Christmas Eve, over concerns that the sweets may contain Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria.

In a written statement released Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the pastries have already sickened 100 people in Illinois and Wisconsin; and that any Rolf's product manufactured after November 1st may be contaminated as well.

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Fit Friday: Snacking at the desk, Palin-Obama food fight expands, marriage and fitness
December 24th, 2010
01:10 PM ET

Fit Friday: Snacking at the desk, Palin-Obama food fight expands, marriage and fitness

Munching while distracted could make for mindless eating

Eating lunch at your desk might be convenient, but it could whet your appetite to eat more.

Researchers from the University of Bristol asked one group to eat lunch while playing Solitaire and gave a second group the same foods without the game, reports the UK’s Daily Mail.  The distracted team felt less full and could not recall all the foods eaten during lunch, scientists found, according to the newspaper.

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December 24th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

Can drinking lots of water help you lose weight?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.

Question asked by Tony of Shelton, Connecticut:

Is it true if you drink lots of water, it will help you to lose weight? Is it bad for your body if you consume too much of it?

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What the Yuck: How long is safe for a juice fast?
December 24th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

What the Yuck: How long is safe for a juice fast?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: How long is it safe to stay on a juice fast?

Don't do it longer than one day. Our bodies need a varied diet—too much of any one food to the exclusion of everything else deprives us of the essential nutrients we need to function well.

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