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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1/15/14 Health News: SALMONELLOSIS:BIGGEST FOODBORNE KILLER - Racism Speed Cellular Aging - Diabetic Crises Tied to Food Budgets

SALMONELLOSIS: THE BIGGEST FOODBORNE KILLER
In 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 500 people were sickened by seven strains of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to chicken. However, salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Heidelberg is only in fourth place, according to CDC’s outbreak data; in 2011, it was only in seventh place. Salmonellosis is “old... Continue Reading

Racism May Speed Cellular Aging in African American Men
Researchers at the University of Maryland reported that racism appears to accelerate aging in cells. In a first-ever study of its type, researchers found that African American men who reported experiencing negative effects from racial discrimination have shorter telomeres, the DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that are considered biomarkers for biological aging. Telomeres (officially known as leukocyte telomeres) shorten over the course of a lifetime, and previous research has connected shorter telomeres with an increased likelihood of premature death. Shorter telomeres have also been associated with life-shortening diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and dementia.continue reading

Study Ties Diabetic Crises to Dip in Food Budgets

Poor people with diabetes are significantly more likely to go to the hospital for dangerously low blood sugar at the end of the month when food budgets are tight than at the beginning of the month, a new study has found. Researchers found no increase in such hospitalizations among higher-income people for the condition known as hypoglycemia, suggesting that poverty and exhausted food budgets may be a reason for the increased health risk. continue reading

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