[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
Red wine has been firmly established as the wonder drug of our time. It prevents blindness, skin cancer, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay! It fights radiation and food poisoning! It makes you thin and young and lovely and French! Whoops, not French, sorry, we got a little carried away there. ... More >>
Picture, if you will, that you are standing in between two people. Look to your right, then to your left. If you are standing in this little huddle in Missouri 20 years from today, more than likely two of the three of you will be obese. At least, that's the vision of the future a new report out fro ... More >>
The glory days of Mad Men, when doctors prescribed regular cigarette smoking and judiciously-administered (daily) glasses of alcohol, are, sadly, long gone -- except for red wine, that miracle drink that keeps us young and healthy while also getting us drunk. Good Lord how we love it! For a long ti ... More >>
Dennis IagulliDennis Iagulli pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in a truly disturbing murder of a fellow homeless man in June 2010.Parts of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin's body were found on fire that month near an abandoned East St. Louis warehouse that served as a homeless camp. Authorities have ... More >>
image viaA weeklong series of injections for this mouse can reverse the effects of months of bad eating. Can the same happen for humans?For most people, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes means a lifetime sentence to a regimen of insulin and monitoring for some of the disease's nastiest side effe ... More >>
It's bad news for soda. Reuters reports that sugared soda consumption is dropping in America. It's not so great in the land of diet soda drinkers, either. A report presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions suggests that even sugar-free sodas can be linked to diabetes. An ... More >>
image via zazzle.comGuess again, ladyNational experts have suggested that if a woman is obese, she should gain far less weight when pregnant than previously thought: just 11 to 20 pounds.But one local doctor says even that is far too much. Dr. Raul Artal, chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of MaplewoodThe weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>
freakingfitness.comOne person in 133 is gluten intolerant, and they're joining forces to hold the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit. The group 1in133.org will host the May 4 event in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to get legislators and food producers to follow the 2007 Food Allergen La ... More >>
Holliday, moments before the appendectomy caught up with him. The 2011 baseball season is exactly one game old. So far, here's the good news: David Freese's ankles have yet to catch on fire, Colby Rasmus looked good in game one, and Albert Pujols should be significantly more affordable after a se ... More >>
image viaThere's a high proportion of these intestinal bacteria, Firmicutes, in people who have a high-fat, high-sugar diet.We all have a vast collection of bacteria in our intestines, a library, if you will. Most of these bacteria are friendly and helpful, allowing us to digest foods we woul ... More >>
image viaThe seeds of the bastard poon tree have been proven to reduce belly fat...in rats.There are amazing secrets for reducing belly fat, some even advertised on this here blog. Daily RFT has never actually clicked on any of those ads, mostly because we're afraid there will be a giant payw ... More >>
Hospital officials get saucy.No applesauce for you! In a devastating account of medical malpractice, four nurses who work at the John Cochran VA Medical Center have come forward to reveal a litany of violations occurring inside their facility. Their disclosures were made public during a pres ... More >>
Wash those hands!From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>
Earlier today, I went searching for a photograph of a toilet to illustrate a post about restaurant toilets being cleaner than restaurant high chairs. I found a perfectly adequate photo of a toilet.I also stumbled upon these illustrations, apparently from Holland, of constipated women. What more can ... More >>
(Via BIllboard) During a recent show, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears apparently exposed his testicles. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was in attendance, and filmed a hilarious video in which he discusses a mock-lawsuit he's filed against the band, Ticketmaster, the venue and others. The fallo ... More >>
Image viaEscolar: Goes well with grilled asparagus, a four-pack of Charmin and a stack of magazines.In this week's review of Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800), I praise chef Kevin Willmann's poached Hawaiian escolar.However, I do issue a parenthetical caution about escolar, in general: ... More >>
Image viaE. coli, magnified.A terrifying article in today's New York Times should jump to the top of your must-read list. The headline of William Neuman's piece really says it all: "In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored."The most common strain of E. coli, responsible for most E. coli ... More >>
User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia CommonsGluten-free foods intrigue me. Why live without gluten? Celiac disease causes an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat; those suffering from celiac disease can suffer numerous health problems if they ingest it. However, recent studies have shown ... More >>
Alissa NelsonA few years ago, local chefs started hopping on the sunchoke bandwagon. Suddenly you had sunchoke purées and soups and risottos popping up like mushrooms after a week of fall rain. This happened to correspond to my first farm-share experience. As it turns out, Biver Farms is quite t ... More >>
The E. coli outbreak linked to Colorado's JBS Swift Beef Co. has hospitalized a dozen. (AP)McDonald's enters the "upscale" fast-food burger battle. (CNN Money)France resorts to a tax cut to get derrieres back in restaurant seats. (AP)
A Colorado company recalls beef for possible E. coli contamination. (Reuters)Could eating farmed fish put you at risk for mad cow disease? (Reuters)An electronic "nose" can pinpoint a wine's origins down to the barrel. (Daily Telegraph)
The recall of Nestlé Toll House cookie dough for E. coli contamination could lead to as many as 200 layoffs. (CNN)A Chicago-area company has recalled ground beef contaminated with E. coli. (Chicago Breaking News)The Chinese love Bordeaux, apparently. (AP)
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
In these belt-tightening times, Americans just can't get enough Spam and other low-cost foods. (AP)Outbreaks get all the attention, but last year one in four Americans suffered from food poisoning of some kind. (AP)Speaking of which: A scientist has found more diarrhea-causing toxins in crabs, oyste ... More >>
5 p.m. Friday, July 13. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
"...[D]onning togas and hamming it up for the camera outside of a Greek eatery, all before flocking to the closest drug store in search of a tube of Preparation H"?? So that's what they mean by "Greek Style"! -Unreal
Unreal shills for Boeing (in song!), gets the straight poop on irritable bowel syndrome and sniffs out a local blogger. Plus: Is this billboard for a childhood center -- or a hot new album?
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
For the noble souls of Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, relieving social constipation has become a real pain in the ass
Pete Parisi's life was a mess, and the Big Sleep didn't change that