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Friday, May 23, 2014

Health News:BANNING HORSE SLAUGHTER, LABELING GMO SALMON ♦ Diabetics, Health Risks Fall ♦ How People Get Type 2 Diabetes ♦ New Strain of Ebola ♦ MERS Virus Spreads Among Healthcare Workers

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES AMENDMENTS BANNING HORSE SLAUGHTER,LABELING GE SALMON

Two amendments added to the Senate agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday deal with horse slaughter and genetically modified salmon. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced an amendment during the full committee markup that would ban horse slaughter, calling it both a health and a budget issue.. Continue Reading
Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply
Federal researchers reported the first broad national picture of progress against some of the most devastating complications of diabetes, which affects millions of Americans, finding that rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations fell sharply over the past two decades. The biggest declines were in the rates of heart attacks and deaths from high blood sugar, which dropped by more than 60 percent from 1990 to 2010, Continue Reading
Study on Mt. Everest Shows How People Get Type 2 Diabetes
Results of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Southampton and University College London (UCL) in the UK, are published in the journal PLOS One. At the end of the study period, the researchers found that several insulin resistance markers were increased after long-term exposure to hypoxia at high altitude. Source: Continue Reading
Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, Continue Reading
SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads Among Healthcare Workers
This month the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 32 cases of the virus so far, including a cluster of 10 health care workers, all of whom worked with an infected patient who died on April 10. Nearly all the cases were located in the Middle East countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. One case was found in Malaysia. Of the 32 cases reported this month, 19 were healthcare workers, according to the WHO.Continue Reading

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