- Organic Food Definition Will Soon Contain 38 More Inorganic Ingredients
You have 60 days to make a difference. That's the amount of time the USDA is going to allow for comments on its amendments to add 38 inorganic ingredients to organic food. Sound like it doesn't make sense? Here's why it does, according to th ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 3 2008 - 1:33am
- New Vaccine Prevents CMV Herpes Virus In Mice
Researchers at UCSD have patented a strategy for developing a human vaccine to prevent against Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) infection and disease. CMV, a type of herpes virus, is the leading viral cause of birth defects and a serious problem in patients wi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2007 - 10:15am
- Animal Study Doesn't Mean Risk For Newborns, Anesthesiologist Says
Recent studies showing that commonly used anesthetic agents can cause brain damage in animals don't prove that similar harmful effects occur in human newborns—and shouldn't affect current approaches to anesthesia in preterm and ill infants, acco ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2007 - 9:12am
- What A Woman's Mouth Can Tell You Without Talking
New Test Determines if Osteoporosis Treatment Drug May Cause Jawbone to Die. Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis, and individuals undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs that contain bisphosphonates. Bis ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2007 - 2:44pm
- Understanding The 'Sickness' Bug
A breakthrough announced this week by scientists at the University of Southampton's School of Medicine will lead to greater understanding of noroviruses, the most common cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis around the world. Traditionally very littl ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 5:02am
- Support Your Local Mobile Company By Quitting Cigarettes
A ban on smoking in England may be good for more than just public health. It may be good for the phone company. A new survey by Sheffield Hallam University and, not surprisingly, Virgin Mobile says smokers will turn to texting to talk about it and even imp ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Angioplasty And Kidney Damage
The most common procedure for clearing blocked kidney arteries can also release thousands of tiny particles into the bloodstream that can impair kidney function, according to researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. “T ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2007 - 5:45pm
- Tick-related Disease Thrives On Cholesterol, Study Suggests
People who have high cholesterol levels may be much more susceptible to a particular disease transmitted by the bites of ticks, a new study in mice suggests. Scientists infected mice with Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the bacterium that causes human granulocy ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2007 - 12:11am
- 'Mouth' Bacteria Found In Amniotic Fluid
A study appearing in the July issue of the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth and associated with periodontal diseases in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women. The study, which evaluated 26 pregnant women with a diagn ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2007 - 8:11am
- Cure Versus Prevention (flies Edition)
How to reduce flies? Here’s one way: A Chinese city suburb has set a bounty on dead flies in a bid to promote public hygiene... Xigong, a district of Luoyang in the central province of Henan, paid out more than 1,000 yuan ($125) for about 2,000 dead flies ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Jul 25 2007 - 9:44am