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Monday, March 31, 2014

3/31/14 Health News: Ancient Skeleton Is the Earliest Case of Cancer ♦ Irritable Bowel Syndrome Common in Adults Who Had Salmonella as Children ♦ ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD SAFETY

NEW STUDY FINDS IBS MORE COMMON IN ADULTS WHO HAD SALMONELLA AS CHILDREN
Children who suffer Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis are more likely to develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) later in life, according to a new study released this month in the journal Gastroenterology. Italian researchers collected data from victims of a 1994 culture-proven foodborne Salmonella enteritidis outbreak that involved 1,811 patients in Bolognia, Italy. Study participants included a cohort... Continue Reading

WORK CONTINUES ON ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD SAFETY
Antimicrobial solutions are used to reduce contaminants on raw foods such as meats, vegetables and fruits. This is analogous to washing food prior to using it in one’s own kitchen, although these compounds enhance the washing action, says Martha Ewing, director of technical services at Sanderson Farms Inc. of Laurel, MS. Antimicrobial solutions have proven... Continue Reading

Ancient Skeleton Is the Earliest Case of Cancer Yet Detected

Researchers have discovered the earliest confirmed case of cancer in a young man who lived in ancient Egypt. The discovery of a diseased skeleton dating back to around 1,200 BC was made at the Amara West site in northern Sudan. The new finding suggests that the disease has its roots in the distant past.Continue Reading

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