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November 18, 2014

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10:33 PM | Cafeterias in Boston hospitals get failing grades
Boston is home to many of the nation’s best hospitals, but the I-Team discovered some of these institutions may not always be as careful with the food they serve as they are with patient care. The I-Team obtained inspection reports … Continue reading →
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10:00 PM | Hepatitis A in fresh vegetables a hidden health risk in Pakistan
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate fresh vegetables raised on the fecal contaminated water for the detection of Hepatitis A virus HAV by PCR method. Twenty nine samples were collected from 13 different locations of district Mardan … Continue reading →
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9:54 PM | Really? Freezing reduces Campy in chicken
As super professor Schaffner would say, I’d like to see the risk assessment for this. Food safety experts have suggested that freezing chickens during processing for human consumption could vastly reduce the chances of people catching a food poisoning bug. … Continue reading →
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9:42 PM | Raw eggs part of Australian food snobbery, not safety
Better Homes and Gardens on Australian TV Channel 7, is typical food porn laced with bad food safety advice. During an episode on Oct. 24, 2014, Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer Karen Martini, someone who has been cooking professionally … Continue reading →
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8:18 PM | A Framework for Action to Solve Nutritional Inadequacies
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is holding its Second International Conference on Nutrition this week in Rome. In their Declaration on Nutrition, the Ministers and Representatives reaffirm the right of everyone to adequate food and fundamental right of everyone to be free of hunger. Malnutrition, including undernutrition, micronutrient inadequacies, overweight and obesity, affect individual well-being. They limit human potential and reduce productivity of individuals. 
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7:46 PM | Nosetretcher alert: Simplified explanations blur understanding of food industry
Dorothy Farrell, a columnist for something called Pipe Dream, writes that, “As I grew up, I discovered that most hamburgers come from a place called a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). Many of those animals do not enjoy simple luxuries … Continue reading →
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7:32 PM | Five of family ill after eating at Qatar outlet
Five members of a family took ill after eating food from a restaurant in Al Aziziya suburb of Doha and are recuperating in hospital. They were rushed for emergency care after they began vomiting and complained of stomach upset and … Continue reading →
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7:25 PM | 3,000 Copenhagen kids get listeria-infested food
As many as 3,000 school children in 40 schools throughout Copenhagen were served listeria-infected food, city officials have warned. In a letter to parents, the City of Copenhagen said that listeria was found in tzatziki served to school kids as … Continue reading →
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3:24 PM | Cheerio Reckitt-Benckiser, Hiya Indivior
Reckitt Benckiser announced that they were spinning off their opioid dependence pharmaceutical division, a group that makes all of one product in Suboxone Film.  RB dropped a clanger earlier this year when big pharma passed on the one-drug production line. The new company, to be named Indivior, is not likely the dog’s bollocks, as investors are […]
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3:10 PM | Thought of the Day
It turns out that trolling someone else's lab from a meeting with the cool study you just thought of that THEY NEED TO GET ON RIGHT NOW is even better than doing it to your own lab.
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1:50 PM | Healing Through Art: Combining a Mirror with an MRI
Like most 23-year-olds, Erica Sellers didn’t give much thought to an unexpected, life-changing event. On April 9, 2013, a routine bike ride from her Bronx studio production job to her former Upper West Side apartment changed all that. She was struck by an SUV at a Bronx intersection and thrown to the ground. She remembers landing with [...]
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1:00 PM | Japanese Psychiatrist Disappears in Canadian North
Family and friends of Atsumi Yoshikubo are still coming to terms with her bizarre disappearance in what appears to be a well-planned suicide. The 45-year-old Yoshikubo checked into the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories on October 15....            Related StoriesUnwritten Laws and the Freedom to Kill (Part 2 of 2)Why do Former Mental Patients Commit Suicide?The Rise of the Robot Therapist 
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8:00 AM | “Payment mechanisms and incentives will need to be aligned across providers” says King’s Fund report
Aimed at commissioners, clinical commissioning groups, commissioning support units, this evidence-based paper aims to bring some clarity to the current and future contractual models, as “many clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have started to develop novel contracting and commissioning tools”. This is an important opportunity for CCGs to share good practice and learn from each other [read the full story...] The post “Payment mechanisms and incentives will need to be aligned […]
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6:01 AM | Caries: review suggests complete removal not best approach
This review of caries excavation strategies identified 28 studies including 19 RCTs. None were considered to be at low risk of bias . The results suggest that not attempting to remove all softened or stainable dentine could reduce the risk of complications The post Caries: review suggests complete removal not best approach appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:46 AM | Wanted: Ebola test with perfect negative predictive value at time zero
The tragic death of Dr. Martin Salia has triggered a spate of news articles about the limitations of Ebola diagnostic testing. According to news reports, Dr. Salia tested negative twice early in his symptomatic period, and was already quite ill by the time he tested positive.The fact that the most sensitive Ebola virus diagnostic test (PCR applied to a blood sample) may not be positive until 3 days after symptom onset is well known, however. The reason for this has to do with the pathogenesis […]

November 17, 2014

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9:28 PM | Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015
Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015 Set this one in your diary, there has been nothing like this conference before. ACU, Human Dymensions and the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk are sponsoring the first Psychology of Risk Conference in Australia. The conference will be held at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney […] The post Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015 appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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9:10 PM | Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions
Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions Final Newsletter for 2014 Well, this is the last newsletter for 2014 and is packed with research, news, fun, information and give-aways. In keeping with the theme of the new book this newsletter will take a focus on Following and Leading. Book Four Released – Purchase Now The […] The post Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:00 PM | Red meat and cancer: the biological evidence
  Two weeks ago, we discussed the link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk. This relationship is particularly interesting, given that younger women and those taking birth control pills were at the highest risk for breast cancer, indicating … Continue reading »The post Red meat and cancer: the biological evidence appeared first on Public Health.
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5:22 PM | Yet another example of why nutrient status impacts nutrient intervention studies...
Following the scientific literature on the relationship between plasma homocysteine and health has been something of a roller coaster ride over the last few years. The brief introduction is that elevated homocysteine levels have been associated with an increased risk of health conditions such as stroke, heart disease, and cognitive decline – yet randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have had mixed results. So what’s going on here?
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5:21 PM | Does Suboxone Make You Blind?
Thought I’d share a quickie from a reader, who asked if Suboxone or buprenorphine were affecting his vision. He asked: One thing I’ve noticed when I’m not on any drugs is my pupils are fairly large.  For some reason after I stopped the Vicodin, my vision got really blurry.  I’ve worn glasses most of my […]
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2:23 PM | The Rise of the Robot Therapist
Over the past few decades, we've seen a rise in different interactive technologies and new ways of using them to treat various mental problems. Among other things, this includes online, computer-based, and even virtual reality approaches to cognitive-behavioural therapy. But...            Related StoriesGIving up that Driver's LicenceGetting That Exercise HabitStigma and Seeking Hellp 
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1:34 PM | Healthcare.gov opens again for enrollment, with modest but varying premium increases
As Healthcare.gov welcomes enrollees for 2015 health-insurance plans, we're seeing far fewer technical problems, modest premium increases overall (but not everywhere), and a continued lack of affordable options for those in the "coverage gap."
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12:34 PM | Why can't we easily clean our stethoscopes?
I just finished two weeks on the inpatient internal medicine service. When we round on the service every morning, I insist on 100% hand hygiene and 100% stethoscope hygiene but one of these targets is far easier to achieve than the other. As Mike mentioned last year, almost 50% of stethoscopes are contaminated with pathogens including S. aureus and MRSA. Despite this level of contamination, hospitals have done almost nothing to make cleaning them quick and easy. Like many (? all) hospitals, we […]
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9:50 AM | One Health: UI grad’s passion has taken her all over the globe
We had lunch yesterday with a friend from Slovenia. She had been a researcher at a university there, and then moved to Brisbane and worked in the private sector before landing another research job at a uni. She said, Doug, … Continue reading →
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9:37 AM | Space food: The fascinating story of astronaut food (it should include HACCP)
Since the beginning of the space race, the American public has been fascinated by how astronauts eat. “Astronaut ice cream” is an evergreen impulse buy in museum gift shops across the country, and Tang has gotten nearly unlimited marketing mileage … Continue reading →
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9:31 AM | Some Chiefs fans indifferent about food violations at Arrowhead Stadium
As the Kansas City Chiefs beat up the Seattle Seahawks in brutal KC weather, most fans weren’t concerned about critical food violations at Arrowhead Stadium. Arrowhead is known for tailgating and a lot of fans said they were relieved that … Continue reading →
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6:00 AM | Caries experience – risk higher in those from lower socioeconomic positions
This review included 155 observational studies, which although of low quality consistently found caries parameters to be significantly higher in those from lower socioeconomic positions The post Caries experience – risk higher in those from lower socioeconomic positions appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:20 AM | New Bupe News Section
Wanted to take a second or two to point out a new section to the blog, called ‘Bupe News’.  You’ll see the link at the tope of the page, along with an ever-growing list of links.  The point, of course, is to keep y’all reading, since Google knows EVERYTHING, including how many seconds each and […]
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4:01 AM | Where is the Value in Safety Day?
Where is the Value in Safety Day? Latest blog by Phil LaDuke who says: “The world loves a hypocrite, and for whatever reason, people tend to take a hard look at safety practitioners for any sign of hypocrisy”…… SEE THE ORIGINAL POST HERE Next week I will be conducting the activities surrounding “safety day”. As leader and as a safety practitioner I was the logical selection. The notion of me getting up in front of a group of associates and trumpeting on […]
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2:10 AM | Chipping Suboxone
First Published 8/31/2013 One reply to my last post said I go ‘on and on’ about things that could be said with fewer words.  I asked the person to send me his/her version, and I hope he does—not to prove anything, but because I appreciate the chance to learn.  He wrote that his problem is […]
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