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March 24, 2015

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7:59 PM | Poster on malaria at GLOBVAC 2015 conference
Malaria incidence in areas targeted for a cluster randomised controlled trial to prevent malaria in Ethiopia: Results from a pilot study Taye Gari1, Eskindir Loha1, Wakgari Deressa 2, Alemayehu Hailu 2, Oljira Kenea 2, Meshesha Balkew2, Teshome Gebremichael 2, Bjarne Robberstad3, Continue reading →
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7:52 PM | No hepatitis please; I’m not that punk
As I listen to my iTunes library on shuffle, the punk rock oracles, NOFX, come on and at the end of Bob off of I Heard They Suck Live (they kind of do) one of the singers says in some … Continue reading →
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3:58 PM | Someday....
When do I get to that stage where my lab is operated entirely by oppressed trainees who are totally doing the PI job in all ways but name and I get to sit back, eat bonbons and watch my h-index rise? 
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2:37 PM | Urine Drug Testing: A Physicians Change of Heart
I remember the first time a supervising physician suggested that I order a drug test before prescribing a controlled medicine to one of my primary care patients. I felt queasy. I started to sweat. I thought, “Did you say drug test? Seriously? I’m no cop!” I worried that my patient would be offended. A decade [...]
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12:00 PM | Overnight Program Helps "Sundowning" Dementia Patients
It's known as "Sundowner's syndrome," and countless families caring for someone with dementia live in constant fear of it. For reasons that aren't entirely clear, about twenty percent of all dementia patients, most of whom are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease,...            Related StoriesGrief, Loneliness, and Losing a SpouseCan Chronic Medication Use Cause Dementia?Aging, Cognition, and Eye Movement 
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11:42 AM | MDRO Prevention Bundle in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Trial
In keeping with our long-term care theme (more on this later in the week), there is a new trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine by Lona Mody and colleagues at the University of Michigan. The team completed a cluster-randomized trial of a bundled intervention to prevent MDROs in nursing homes. Specifically, residents with indwelling urinary catheters, feeding tubes or both in 6 nursing homes were randomized to a targeted infection program (TIP) bundle that included (1) preemptive barrier […]
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9:45 AM | Oh fishy-fishy, you’re so delicious, but a food safety challenge
Seafood forms a part of a healthy diet. However, seafood can be contaminated with foodborne pathogens, resulting in disease outbreaks. Because people consume large amounts of seafood, such disease outbreaks are increasing worldwide. Seafood contamination is largely due to the … Continue reading →
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6:00 AM | Passive smoking: linked with non-syndromic orofacial clefts
This review included 15 retrospective case-controlled studies and found that Maternal passive smoking was associated with an increased risk in non-syndromic orofacial clefts OR= 2.11, (95% CI: 1.54-2.89) The post Passive smoking: linked with non-syndromic orofacial clefts appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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12:39 AM | Focus on poop: NZ splash parks, AUS child cares, terrible people
A mystery pool pooper – or poopers – has struck again at an Invercargill, NZ swimming pool. It is the sixth Friday in a row someone has defecated in a swimming pool at the centre. In the first instance a … Continue reading →

March 23, 2015

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11:48 PM | Everything can be recorded, amplified through social media: Worm found in Connecticut school lunch
A worm discovered in a fruit cup served for lunch at Sheehan High School in Wallingford has some parents worrying about food safety. The director of food services confirmed Monday that a fruit worm was found in one fruit cup served for … Continue reading →
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11:38 PM | Owner sad: TV expose shows employees changing best-before dates at Canadian company
The president of Valoroso Foods, the Kelowna, B.C. company facing allegations of tampering with best before and expiry dates, says his team has spent the weekend doing a full inventory check of their product. Joe Valoroso says they are throwing … Continue reading →
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11:21 PM | Listeria in spinach prompts recalls
Listeria in organic spinach has prompted at least two companies to recall frozen meals. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of products. Gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free in Amy’s kitchen, but maybe Listeria. … Continue reading →
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10:13 PM | UK horse meat slaughterhouse sentenced, new food crime unit
The Food Standards Agency has welcomed the conclusion of the first prosecution brought as a result of the investigation into the horse meat incident in 2013. Peter Boddy was today fined £8000 at Southwark Crown Court after he admitted failing … Continue reading →
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10:12 PM | There is no way I would do that! – Part Two
There is no way I would do that! – Part Two People are just idiots (that makes things easier for me to deal with……) In my last piece I wrote about the impact that our social arrangements can have on how we make decisions and judgments, even in ways that we may not be consciously […] The post There is no way I would do that! – Part Two appeared first on Safety Risk.
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9:34 PM | There’s sick people: Campy in raw milk sparks recall Claravale Farm products in Calif
The press release writers used the same ending three years ago when Claravale raw milk stuff was quarantined, and eventually linked 22 sick people to the products. Epidemiology still works. Raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by … Continue reading →
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9:24 PM | Campy in UK baby sparks formula investigation
Aptamil is investigating a complaint that some of its baby milk might be linked to an 11-week-old boy getting food poisoning. Laura Stevens found 50p-sized blood spots in her son Roman’s nappy and took him to the doctors. He was … Continue reading →
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6:19 PM | Vitamin D: Finally Something Experts can Agree Upon
When did choosing something to eat becomes as confusing as understanding climate change? While experts may argue about the impact of greenhouse gas accumulation on the environment, lives are much shorter. If nutrition is important, our health is the result of daily decisions. In this world of information overload, what should one do about nutrition? Case in point – vitamin D.
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4:55 PM | Neuropsychiatric impacts of dengue
Impacts of dengue infectionMany key symptoms of dengue are neurological, from aches and pains, up to a minority of hospitalized cases displaying severe central nervous system abnormalities like encephalitis (Solomon et al. 2000, Carod-Artal et al. 2013). As well as infections entering the central nervous system, dengue and other vector-borne diseases have psychiatric symptoms including anxiety and shock (Morys et al. 2015).Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dengue appear to be acute, with […]
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3:45 PM | FASEB J backs off their ill considered authorship policy
@betenoire1 @jeremymberg @MHendr1cks @michaelhoffman Thank you for your feedback. The policy has been reviewed internally and removed. — FASEB Public Affairs (@FASEBopa) March 23, 2015 The offending policy. Of course, unless they get to the bottom of who asserted that reviewers and AEs who suggest experiments should be added to the author line we have […]
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2:35 PM | Public health activities during the recession
A study published in a new supplement to the American Journal of Public Health investigates the extent to which public health activities in metropolitan areas suffered during the recent recession.
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2:07 PM | Remembering 9/11
What were you doing when you first heard about what happened on September 11, 2001? It seems as if everyone can describe that horrific moment on hearing about the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center and being...            Related StoriesFalling Out of LoveCan Chronic Medication Use Cause Dementia?Forgiveness and your Health 
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10:05 AM | Risk and Safety in The Clockwork Universe
  Risk and Safety in The Clockwork Universe One of the many dilemmas for the risk and safety person is tackling the randomness and uncertainty of life. How can one propose a goal that requires perfect control in a universe that doesn’t operate like clockwork? The idea of the clockwork universe was popular in the […] The post Risk and Safety in The Clockwork Universe appeared first on Safety Risk.
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6:54 AM | Clean hair policy: But don’t shave over a McMuffin
One of McDonald’s UK guests who bought McMuffin for breakfast was left dismayed after finding beard trimmings on her meal. This made April Gilmour, a 24-year-old from Kilmarnock, felt nauseous as she discovers short, dark hairs littered in the sandwich … Continue reading →
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6:45 AM | Organic spinach dip recalled for Listeria in Calif.Organic spinach dip recalled for Listeria in Calif.
La Terra Fina is issuing a voluntary recall of its Organic Spinach Dip due to a potential health risk from Listeria exposure. The recall of product available in Bay Area Costco stores is a precaution. This is the only product … Continue reading →
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6:01 AM | Interceptive orthodontics: limited evidence available
This review of interceptive orthodontic treatments included 22 studies. However, there were only a small number of studies available for the range of interventions in use. Consequently there is a lack of evidence on whether there is a benefit over and above commencing treatment later. The post Interceptive orthodontics: limited evidence available appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:59 AM | Public Health in the News – March 22, 2015
Global In many parts of the world, the prevalence of nearsightedness is dramatically increasing. Some studies are linking myopia in children to the amount of time spent outdoors. A quarter of the residents in a town in Kazakhstan have had … Continue reading →

March 22, 2015

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10:19 PM | 43 humans sickened in 2013 chicken jerky pet treat Salmonella outbreak
Pet treats and pet food can be contaminated with Salmonella and other pathogens, though they are infrequently implicated as the source of human outbreaks. In 2013, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services investigated a cluster of Salmonella … Continue reading →
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10:04 PM | ‘Organic superfood’ O’Coconut recalled for Salmonella
I have no idea what an organic superfoods company or product is, but it probably shouldn’t have Salmonella. Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has initiated a voluntary product recall of the following O’Coconut™ products after being notified by supplier that … Continue reading →
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9:10 PM | Did you catch the anglerfish? Navigating the depths of qualitative research
How should we go about presenting qualitative health services research which is rigorous, rich, but also able to be understood by a wide audience? Jenni Burt argues you should reach the depths, but maybe not tell everyone about it...
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6:37 PM | Question of the Day
Who ARE these people who imagine only one person thought up some good idea in bioscience? It's about execution not some random thought you happened to express in passing.
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