Number of birds culled due to HPAI surpasses 2015 outbreak

WASHINGTON — The latest reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) bring the current total number of birds culled in the United States well above the estimated record of 50 million birds from the wave in 2015. The running total sits at 52.5 million birds after a spike during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to … Read more

High Potassium Intake Linked to Fewer Heart Problems

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health. Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and lowering blood pressure, researchers said. Other potassium-rich foods include a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, dairy products and fish. “It … Read more