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Your Day in Health: Walmart’s Recent Recall

Why are healthy people using diabetes monitors? Should you?

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Your Day in Health: Walmart’s Recent Recall

Why are healthy people using diabetes monitors? Should you?

TIME: Why Perfectly Healthy People Are Using Diabetes Monitors

"Firchau bought his continuous glucose monitor (CGM) off eBay for about $300. 'I track almost everything, from sleep to exercise,' says Firchau. 'I’ve been trying to learn why some days I feel fantastic, and other days I don’t. I had a cinnamon roll recently and my blood glucose doubled in 60 minutes. The monitor helps you understand the costs of the decisions you are making.' He couldn’t get one from his doctor, because Firchau doesn’t actually have diabetes. Rather, he’s part of a small but growing group of people who are wearing CGMs to track—and then 'biohack'—what goes on in their own bodies." Read full story.

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EATER: Soylent Has Officially Ruined Barbecue

"Of all the stunt 'activations' happening at Austin’s annual tech-bro bacchanalia South by Southwest, here’s one that Texans might want to pretend never happened: Soylent as barbecue sauce. During an event last week, the often-maligned meal replacement brand teamed up with the local Keith’s BBQ trailer to offer smoked meats, Soylent-infused cocktails, and a 'sweet cacao' barbecue sauce that contained an indeterminate amount of the “staple meal” that once got a bunch of people sick." Read full story.

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REUTERS: Wal-Mart Supplier Recalls U.S. Frozen Pizzas Over Possible Listeria

"A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. About 6,700 pizzas sold under Wal-Mart's Marketside brand were affected by the recall, a representative of the supplier said on Thursday." Read full story.

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