(WFRV) -- Fruit is blamed for a deadly outbreak of food poisoning, and a plate replaces the pyramid.
Those were some of the top health stories in 2011.
Tainted cantaloupes caused the deadliest Listeria outbreak in U.S. history. 30 people died and more than 100 others got sick. Investigators traced the bacteria to a farm in Colorado.
More than 200 children were infected with measles in the largest outbreak in 15 years. Experts blame lower vaccination rates and international travel.
New research shows Vitamin E actually increases the risk of prostate cancer.
And a government Task Force recommended that healthy men should not get their PSA levels checked every year, saying the widely used prostate cancer test does not save lives.
The same Task Force also said most women don't need annual pap tests for cervical cancer. They can be done every three years, without worry.
A government panel is now recommending that all 11 and 12 year old boys be vaccinated against the human Papilloma virus which causes cervical cancer in women.
Federal health experts said some newer generation birth control pills should carry stronger labels. An FDA panel made the recommendation after recent studies found women taking Yaz, Yasmin and other pills may be at higher risk for developing blood clots than women on older drugs.
Women may also want to cut down on alcohol. New research showed just- 3 to 6 drinks a week, increased the risk of breast cancer 15 percent.
There were several initiatives to get Americans, especially children, eating better in 2011.
In June, the government replaced the food pyramid with the plate that's divided into four portions: half fruits and vegetables, paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
The Institute of Medicine released its first ever obesity guidelines for babies and toddlers.
And a panel of pediatricians recommended cholesterol screening for all children at least once between the ages of nine and eleven.
Researchers linked the country's top selling anti smoking pill to a 72 percent increase in the risk of heart problems. The FDA has already warned Chantix can cause serious psychiatric side effects.
And the largest study of its kind found no connection between long-term cell phone use and brain cancer.
But critics say it will be years before we really know whether cell phones effect our health.