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August 20, 2014

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10:26 PM | 13 dead: Listeria found in another Danish workplace
Another sandwich meat producer has been hit by the Listeria outbreak that has now claimed 13 lives in Denmark. The food product authorities Fødevarestyrelsen ordered the Delika plant near Hammel to close its doors – for 24 hours – so … Continue reading →
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10:20 PM | Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
Roy Pope and Sons is recalling Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled products Brand Name: Belleisle Farms         Common Name: Garden Fresh Cole … Continue reading →
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9:47 PM | New herbicide and GE seeds: EPA and USDA poised to approve herbicide with insufficiently unexamined cumulative and long-term health effects
If the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) give their approval to a new herbicide called Enlist Duo and to corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered (GE) to resist that chemical, the United States could see a significant increase in what is already one of the country’s most widely used herbicides.…
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7:58 PM | You came so close, Nature Editorial staff.
A news bit in Nature overviews Richard Nakamura's plans to investigate the disparity in grant funding that was identified in the Ginther report in 2011. See here, here, here for blog comment on Gither et al. Nakamura is, of course, the current director (pdf) of the Center for Scientific Review, the entity at NIH that […]
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7:37 PM | Improperly processed low-acid foods sold at Virginia farmers market; health alert issued
In 2011, a 29-year-old man was hospitalized after five days of progressive dizziness, blurred vision, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. The patient required mechanical ventilation and botulism antitoxin. He remained in the hospital for 57 days and then spent some time … Continue reading →
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7:20 PM | Peer Review: Advocates and Detractors Redux
A comment on a recent post from Grumble is a bit of key advice for those seeking funding from the NIH. It's probably impossible to eliminate all Stock Critique bait from an application. But you need to come close, because if you don't, even a reviewer who likes everything else about your application is going […]
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6:15 PM | Note
I want you Readers to succeed in your careers and your grant seeking. You are not bothering me* in the least when you email with questions. Really. __ *I may ignore you but mostly I respond.
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4:16 PM | Teenagers need Exercise & Sunshine: Vitamin D Supplements Recommended
The television commercials of tanned, active young men and women enjoying outdoors activities, especially the beach, effectively compel us to warmer climates during the winter months. When skies are cloudy, temperatures are cool, and conditions can be downright wet or cold, people yearn to feel the sun warming their bodies. It feels good. It is good because vitamin D supports bone and muscle health. Especially important for teenagers.
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5:00 AM | Fixed or removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition?
We look at a small RCT that compares fixed and removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition. The post Fixed or removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition? appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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2:13 AM | 122 sick: Alberta health officials trying to pinpoint cause of E. coli outbreak
A spike of E. coli cases in Alberta has health officials trying to pinpoint the cause. There have been over 120 cases reported over the last few weeks across the province. Officials say since July 15 there have been 59 confirmed … Continue reading →
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2:09 AM | Alberta Health Services investigates E. coli O157:H7 outbreak: over 120 ill
There’s something big going on in Alberta (that’s in Canada). Alberta Health Services is investigating over 120 cases of E. coli illnesses with no known source. Canadian Press reports that there have been 59 confirmed cases in Calgary, 48 cases in Edmonton … Continue reading →
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12:07 AM | Food fraud: It’s what’s for dinner?
David Edwards of the Scientific American Blog Network writes that beef that’s horsemeat, grouper that’s actually tilapia—thins the global economy every year by an estimated $49 billion. That’s a lot of bogus burgers and suspect sushi.  Yet containing the problem … Continue reading →

August 19, 2014

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8:49 PM | New study finds link between mass job losses and teen suicide behaviors
Previous research has documented a link between downturns in the economy and suicide among adults. But how do those downturns ripple throughout families and communities, and in particular, how do massive job losses affect the mental health of teens? A new study has found that, sadly, many teens are not immune to the stress of a struggling economy.
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8:35 PM | From the Salmonella in low moisture foods file: Trader Joe’s almond butter edition
At the 2007 IAFP annual meeting in Florida, CDC foodborne illness outbreak guru Robert Tauxe told symposium audience that the next big thing for food safety was low-moisture ingredients. Salmonella is hardy, especially when stressed through drying, so it sticks around … Continue reading →
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6:40 PM | 2 dead from Vibrio in raw fish in Korea
Health officials in Incheon are on alert after two vibrio sepsis patients died there while receiving treatment. They contracted the disease after eating raw fish. This year, 10 cases of vibrio sepsis have been reported throughout the country, most of … Continue reading →
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6:04 PM | One dead and two others ill from botulism-linked fermented fish in Alaska
Fermented fish isn’t for me. It’s not just a quality/taste thing, I also worry about the safety of the fermentation process – especially if it was carried out at home. Deviating from the prescribed steps can create the perfect environment … Continue reading →
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4:07 PM | Why the ice bucket challenge is different
When something starts to show up enough on your Facebook or Twitter feed, you get sick of it. I get it. The ALS ice bucket challenge is now so big that TV news shows, while reading tweets to fill time …The post Why the ice bucket challenge is different appeared first on Public Health.
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3:23 PM | Can DHA and EPA help your heart if they don't come from fish?
The link between fish-based omega-3 fatty acids and heart health has been recognized since the 1960’s. We now have recommendations from the American Heart Association (among others) for intakes of omega-3 fatty acids which aim to support heart health. But what’s a person to do if they don’t like fish? Or if you’re a vegetarian? Are there other sources of EPA and DHA?
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3:12 PM | Book Review: “Homicide, suicide and mental illness in Africa”
(Princeton University Press. 1960)                                                                           By Osefame Ewaleifoh It […]
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2:31 PM | Nutrition Lessons in the Bronx: “What Would LeBron James Eat?”
When I was a child, one of my favorite sugary snacks was basically a small vat of frosting. It came with cookies for dunking. I won’t lie; some of that stuff is delicious, but with help from my family and what I learned in school, I came to appreciate healthier alternatives. No question, it seems [...]
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12:00 PM | Family Left Homeless After Sorcery Claim
On August 3, a group of men, apparently under the influence of alcohol, attacked the home of a S0lomon Islands family, and systematically destroyed much of the furniture. They later returned and burned the house to the ground. According to...            Related StoriesCan Online Training Help Prevent Sex Assaults?The Judge in the Asylum (Part 2 of 2)Naming That Tune 
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8:05 AM | 1-in-8, just like the US; foodborne illness in Canada
The Canadians were busy today, when most of them are off at the cottage. The Public Health Agency of Canada has joined with the U.S. and now estimates that each year about 1 in 8 Canadians (4 million people) get … Continue reading →
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7:40 AM | Rumors poisonous, drinking cups safe: UAE Ministry flushes out social media lies
Rumors spread on social networking sites about drinking cups containing carcinogens have been dismissed on by the Ministry of Environment and Water as unfounded. “All locally-produced and imported materials used for packaging, wrapping, covering and preparing foods, and including plastics, … Continue reading →
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7:33 AM | It’s all about knowing your supplier (sic); Rancho Feeding Corp. in US charged with selling sick, unfit cattle
A federal grand jury has indicted Rancho Feeding Corp., the Petaluma, California, slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, for processing animals condemned by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors and processing others that were known to have eye … Continue reading →
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7:25 AM | More than Canada would admit: Denmark says ‘serious errors’ in handling of Listeria outbreak with 12 dead, another 12 sick
Denmark’s food safety watchdog made “serious mistakes” in its handling of a listeria outbreak linked to the death of 12 people, the country’s government has said. Food minister, Dan Jørgensen, has blasted the food authorities, Fødevarestyrelsen, over its handling of … Continue reading →
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7:19 AM | Goats killed by Listeria in Ohio, family says city water system to blame
A grandmother in Crooksville said two of her grandson’s prized goats were killed by Listeria and she blames the city’s water system for it. Kim Burkhart said her veterinarian told her the goats came down with the disease from contaminated … Continue reading →
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5:01 AM | Periodontal disease associated with stroke
This is the latest systematic review of a number published over the past decade that have looked at the links between periodontal disease and stroke. The post Periodontal disease associated with stroke appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:00 AM | Can Online Training Help Prevent Sex Assaults?
Sexual violence on college campuses is everybody's problem. Based on recent surveys, an estimated 19 to 25 percent of women report experiencing some form of sexual violence in college while the figures for men is somewhat lower (6.1 percent). Problems...            Related StoriesWhat is a Child Abuser?The Judge in the Asylum (Part 2 of 2)Jane Pauley Opens Psychology Conference 
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1:30 AM | “Alcohol was the weapon of choice for these men”: Peer groups may be key to stopping campus rape
Some men think it's okay to rape if they do it by getting their victims too drunk to offer much resistance. Can their peers change such behavior by speaking up?
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1:01 AM | Seattle restaurants may finally get restaurant grading system
It’s deeply weird or deeply hypocritical that Seattle, self-proclaimed home to many things food, doesn’t have a decent restaurant inspection disclosure system. “We’ve tried to make as much information available as possible,” says Becky Elias, Manager of Food Protection for … Continue reading →
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