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Posted on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 : 12:53 p.m.

New warning for guacamole and salsa lovers from government report

By Tina Reed


Here's a look at some of the top health news being talked about around the U.S. and the world today:

• Love to chow down on some guacamole and salsa through the summer months? Chew on this — the popular foods are among those most likely to spread food borne illness, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covered by the Los Angeles Times.

• New records show drugmaker SmithKline Beecham tried to hide a study which showed its diabetes drug Avandia was riskier to the heart than a competing drug called Actos, the New York Times reported.

• A gene that increases the risk of obesity may also increase a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a Swedish study reported by BusinessWeek.

Tina Reed covers health and the environment for You can reach her at, call her at 734-623-2535 or find her on Twitter @TreedinAA.