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Deadly E. Coli Resurfaces in France

Researchers trace sprout seeds to British company

(Newser) - A deadly strain of E. coli that killed 46 people in Germany appears to have resurfaced in France just at a time when hordes of Americans are heading overseas for vacation. The bacteria has landed eight people in Bordeaux hospitals as health officials scramble to locate the source of the... More »

Germany on E. Coli Source: It Was the Bean Sprouts

Other veggies off the hook

(Newser) - On Sunday Germany’s E. coli outbreak—which has now killed 29 people—was blamed on bean sprouts ; on Monday it wasn’t . Now, apparently, the sprouts are once again being fingered as the culprit. “People who ate sprouts were nine times more likely to have bloody diarrhea than... More »

Now Sprouts Probably Not to Blame for E. Coli

German officials reverse course on outbreak cause

(Newser) - Okay, so maybe it's not the bean sprouts after all. German officials did a 180 today, stating that initial tests showed no evidence that sprouts from an organic farm are actually to blame for the deadly E. coli outbreak. Of 40 samples, 23 have so far tested negative for... More »

Baby Broccoli Staves Off Cancer

A chemical in sprouts helps fight cancer-causing bacteria

(Newser) - Broccoli is good for you, but its proto-form might be even better, according to a new study. Eating a couple ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months helped patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known to cause ulcers and stomach cancer. The baby broccoli reduced inflammation and infection... More »

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