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Sunday, January 26, 2014

1/26/13 Health News: Factory Worker Arrested Over Food Poisoning - Saliva Test Asthmatic Kids Exposure To Second Hand Smoke - Contact Lens Helps With Diabetes

Factory worker arrested over Japan food poisoning
Japanese police on Saturday arrested a factory worker for allegedly poisoning frozen food with pesticides, in a case that sickened more than 2,800 people across the nation, news reports said. Gunma Police Department arrested the … continue reading

Saliva Reveals Asthmatic Kids' Smoke Exposure
Asthmatic children who are exposed to cigarette smoke are more likely to make repeat trips to the hospital for breathing problems. But researchers say asking parents about kids' smoke exposure may not yield the most reliable information. In a recent study, saliva revealed exposure to tobacco smoke in roughly 80 percent of children brought to the hospital for asthma or breathing problems. But only about a third of parents said their children came in contact with smoke. What's more, finding evidence of nicotine, a chemical in tobacco, in children's saliva was a better predictor of whether they would need to come back to the hospital, compared to the information parents gave to doctors. /Continue Reading

'Smart Contact Lens' Could Help Millions With Diabetes
Google has announced it's testing a smart contact lens that can help measure glucose levels in tears. The contacts contain a tiny wireless chip and a sensor. The company is hoping the technology could lead to a new way of helping people with diabetes manage their disease. Continue Reading

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