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Your Health Podcast: Food Dyes And A Gross-Out Prize

Your Health Podcast: Food Dyes And A Gross-Out Prize

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Red #40, Blue #1, Yellow #6 - a rainbow of food dyes. Josh Roulston/Flickr hide caption

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Red #40, Blue #1, Yellow #6 - a rainbow of food dyes.

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Artificial food dyes are everywhere. Even if you pass on the brightly colored candies, you may get a dose from baking mixes, mouthwash or canned vegetables.

On this week's podcast, April Fulton gives us the straight dope from a meeting of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration about a controversial link between food dye and hyperactivity in kids.

April and fellow host Rebecca Davis also discuss aches and pains. Experts say jogging doesn't necessarily cause knee pain, and a 100-year-old posture technique could ease back pain.

All that, plus Scott Hensley rounds up the week's blog posts — doctors asking kids about Facebook, the pluses and minuses of compounding pharmacies, and the Gross-Out Award goes to ... clarinet bacteria.

You can find the podcast at the bottom of the page under the podcast heading. To subscribe to the Your Health podcast click here.