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Friday, April 4, 2014

4/4/14 Health News: Swimming Pool Urine Poses Health Risks ♦ Phage 'Cocktail' Wipes Out 99 % of E. Coli in Food ♦ SUPPLEMENTS NEED REVIEW BEFORE THEY CAN DO DAMAGE, NOT AFTERWARD


Nearly 100 severe hepatitis and liver failure illnesses — nearly half requiring hospitalization, including three transplants and one death — are raising new questions about the nation’s $32-billion-a-year supplements industry. This comes only three months after the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine found that all those vitamin and mineral supplements peddled by the industry are...Continue Reading

Swimming pool urine combines with chlorine to pose health risks
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new study shows how uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous "volatile disinfection byproducts" in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine, and researchers are advising swimmers to observe "improved hygiene habits."Continue Reading

Phage 'cocktail' wipes out 99 percent of E. coli in meat, spinach
Treating food products with select bacteriophages - viruses that target and kill bacteria - could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a Purdue University study shows. An injection of bacteriophages - also known informally as "phages" - nearly eradicated a toxin-producing strain of E. coli in contaminated spinach and ground beef, in some cases decreasing E. coli concentrations by about 99 percent. Continue Reading

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