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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12/18/2013 Health News: Restaurants NOT Following Safety Rules, Suger & Gold Detects Flu, ADHD connected to Iron

STUDIES ON FOOD SAFETY AT RESTAURANTS PRODUCE SOME UNSETTLING DATA
In a recent study of restaurant safety practices, 62 percent of restaurant workers handling raw ground beef with their bare hands did not wash up before handling other ready-to-eat foods or cooked ground beef. That was just one of numerous statistics brought to light by a series of studies on restaurant food safety practices published... Continue Reading

New Test Uses Sugar and Gold to Detect Flu Strains
Researchers have created a new test that uses sugar and gold nanoparticles to detect the influenza virus within 30 minutes, and it can even distinguish between human and avian strains.  The new flu test is based on previous work that uses "optically-based molecular recognition systems."continue reading

ADHD: Brain Iron May Be Marker

Low iron levels in the brain may signal the presence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers reported here. In a small study of children and adolescents with ADHD, those who'd never taken any drugs for their condition had significantly lower levels of brain continue reading

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