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Ask the Experts: Salmonella in Raw Almonds; Coffee “Cups”; Tart Cherry Juice

Q: Is there any danger of salmonella contamination in raw almonds?

A: Paige Murphy, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “All almonds sold and purchased within the United States—even those labeled ‘raw’—have been pasteurized. This is required by law. After several outbreaks of human salmonellosis were linked

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Helps Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Inflammation is a double-edged sword when it comes to brain health. In the short-term, it is an important aspect of the immune system that protects brain tissue against potentially harmful mi-crobes and pathogens. But when inflammation becomes chronic—especially in older age—it can harm the brain, damaging tissues and increasing risk

Melatonin and Your Sleep

Popularized in the 1990s as a sleep aid, use of melatonin supplements is on the rise. The most recent National Health Interview Survey revealed a doubling of melatonin usage among adults from 2007 to 2012. Estimated sales of melatonin supplements tripled over the same five-year period, from $90 million in

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