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August 21, 2014

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12:00 PM | The Price of Sexy
Using an experimental methodology, a study published recently in Psychology of Popular Media Culture assessed adolescent girls’ and young adult women’s perceptions of a peer who presented herself on Facebook in either a sexualized or nonsexualized manner. Fifty-eight adolescent girls...            Related StoriesCan Online Training Help Prevent Sex Assaults?Naming That TuneFamily Left Homeless After Sorcery Claim 
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11:24 AM | Micronutrient Powders Improve At-Risk Infants’ Language Development
Malnutrition can have long term effects on health and development, especially when it occurs during the first thousand days of a child’s life, from before conception to the age of two. From a nutrition stand-point, the best outcomes for children occur when their mothers are well-nourished from the pre-pregnancy period up until birth, and they receive appropriate and adequate nutrition that is tied to their age and development throughout infancy and childhood. Unfortunately, this is not […]
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8:39 AM | 166 sick from Salmonella linked to bearded dragons
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this investigation is over; however, the illnesses linked to contact with pet bearded dragons are expected to continue at a low level. *Reptiles can be carrying Salmonella bacteria but appear … Continue reading →
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8:33 AM | Nosestretcher alert: eating locally helps prevent foodborne illness?
The Globe and Mail, based in Toronto and self-proclaimed public record of all thing Canadian, used to be decent. There are still good people there, and some are my friends. But this is just crap. Jason Tetro, a similarly self-proclaimed … Continue reading →
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8:24 AM | Person with diarrhea most likely source of Crypto at Georgia splash pad
An infected person with diarrhea who used the East Athens Community Park splash pad earlier this month is the likely source for the recent spread of the parasite Cryptosporidium confirmed to have infected at least 16 children, the Athens-Clarke County … Continue reading →
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8:19 AM | ‘Apocalyptic’ vomiting bug hits French tourists
Hundreds of French tourists fell violently sick at a posh Greek hotel creating what one visitor called an “apocalyptic” scene that had guests vomiting in the swimming pool and hallways. A mysterious vomiting bug is sweeping through a five-star resort … Continue reading →
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5:00 AM | Review suggests that surgical anchorage is more effective than conventional anchorage for orthodontic treatment
This recent update of a Cochrane review considers the question as to whether surgical or conventional anchorage is more effective. Surgical anchorage was more effective but there is limited information on patient reported outcomes such as pain. The post Review suggests that surgical anchorage is more effective than conventional anchorage for orthodontic treatment appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:30 AM | The horror
Mike recently posted about Emory’s state-of-the-art isolation unit, where the only two Ebola-infected patients in the U.S. have been treated. Compare that unit with this Ebola isolation unit set up in an abandoned school in Monrovia, Liberia. Or with this new Ebola treatment center being set up by Doctors Without Borders, in Monrovia, soon to be the largest Ebola treatment and isolation center in history. Large open tent, mattresses on the ground just feet from each other, no […]
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4:22 AM | Safety and Risk Leadership Master Class
Safety and Risk Leadership Master Class Important message from Rob Sams from Dolphyn about his upcoming program Hi Everyone, I thought I'd let you know about a great leadership program that I'm running in Newcastle over three days starting next month. The attached brochure has the full details. Venue will be Fort Scratchley and the three days are 22 & 23 Sept followed by the final day on 21 October.  If you are interested in attending please give me a call or drop me a line: […]
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4:20 AM | A chocolate toilet? A $133,000 bathroom suite made out of Belgian chocolate
When I think chocolate toilet, I’m thinking of some 50-something digestive issue that explodes way too fast. Bathrooms.com, a bathroom furniture retail site, and U.K.-based chocolatiers Choccywoccydoodah have gotten together to create a bathroom furnished with Belgian chocolate. The set … Continue reading →
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3:33 AM | Its all About Behaviours
Its all About Behaviours I'd like a dollar for every time I get asked if do programs on 'behaviours'. Oh, doesn't safety love behaviours. I often get asked this question by people who want to control the behaviour of others. It is amazing how attractive behaviourism is to the safety industry. 'Forget this psychology stuff', they say, 'I need measurable behaviours'. This is usually followed by some pithy saying like: 'you can't manage what you can't measure'. How strange, because the most […]
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1:58 AM | Donors Choose Drive for #Ferguson
As you know, Dear Reader, I am a big fan of Donors Choose and the opportunity to help out classrooms in need around these here tax-phobic United States of America. A mention on Twitter triggered me to realize we could help out, slightly, with the current dismal situation in Ferguson Missouri by looking for some […]

August 20, 2014

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10:45 PM | Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to Salmonella outbreak
Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government’s case Tuesday as they questioned a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness. The co-defendant, Samuel Lightsey, was a … Continue reading →
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10:34 PM | Bacteria found in water samples from Malaysia’s vending machines
The water you buy from vending machines in Malaysia may not be as clean as you think. Twenty-nine samples of water were drawn from such machines throughout the Klang Valley – and almost all were contaminated. There were harmful E. … Continue reading →
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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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