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Salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts CDC says
January 6th, 2011
06:12 PM ET

Salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionΒ  is linking most of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 18 states and the District of Columbia to eating Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts at Jimmy John's restaurant outlets.

The CDC says Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Illinois, is recalling lots of Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The sprouts were distributed in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri and could have been on store shelves and used in restaurants. Other Midwestern states may also have received the sprouts. Spicy Sprouts are a mixture of alfalfa sprouts, clover sprouts and radish.

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January 6th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Why we cry: What's inside tears

Whether you just had a fight with a partner or just watched "Revolutionary Road," crying is a natural expression of sadness. But surprisingly little is known about why humans evolved to cry, and what purpose tears serve.

New insights come from the journal Science this week. Israeli researchers studied the question of why we have tears, and found that tears may actually have chemical signals that - at least in men - lower testosterone and reduce sexual arousal.

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Better than Botox: 7 reasons to have sex tonight
January 6th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

Better than Botox: 7 reasons to have sex tonight

I often write about the benefits of a healthy sex life in this column, and my colleagues and I at Good in Bed are big champions of the importance of sex in maintaining a healthy relationship.

But there are some more surprising benefits of having sex, many of which are just beginning to be explored. An intriguing theme is emerging from the research: Not only does being healthy support your sex life, but sex actually supports your health.
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