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Thursday, May 29, 2014

5/29/14 Health News: Food additive Can Cause obesity and fatty liver disease ♦ First Pizza Delivery By Drone ♦ Unreliable Flu Tests ♦ Giant Rats That Can Sniff Out TB

First Pizza Delivery By Drone,
Let’s say you’re a busy Italian restaurant in South Mumbai. Your customer wants a pizza delivered NOW NOW NOW but traffic is totally insane. What do you do? You send that pizza by drone! Continue Reading
Food additive culprit behind obesity and fatty liver disease
Researchers have linked food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) to obesity and disorders associated with the metabolic syndrome including progressive liver disease. Continue Reading
FDA Worried About Unreliable Flu Tests
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that 15-minute influenza tests are all too often unreliable and inaccurate, and could lead to a public health crisis if infected patients are told they don't have the flu when, in fact, they do. To protect against another pandemic... Continue Reading
Giant Rats That Can Sniff Out TB

:BBC Earth’s Extraordinary Animals series visited the social enterprise Apopo in Tanzania to see how the rats are trained, and discover what makes a rat's sense of smell so superior. A rat makes about eight sniffs a second compared with two for humans. Rats also smell in stereo, distinguishing two similar odours with one sniff. And around one in every 100 of a rat’s genes is involved with odour detection, compared with one in 1,000 humans.Continue Reading

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