Skin Cancer Trial Results 'Exciting'
The results of two international trials against advanced skin cancer have been hailed as "exciting and striking". Both treatments, for advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target tumours. Continue Reading
With the incidence of 9 major foodborne diseases not changing significantly since 2006-2008, according to a new preliminary report for 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more needs to be done for prevention.
For 7 of the diseases the incidence was highest among children aged younger than 5 years. Those pathogens were: Campylobacter; Cryptosporidium; Salmonella; Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 and non-O157; Shigella; and Yersinia. Continue Reading
Food safety storm — restaurants gambled with diners’ health
ALMOST 40 eastern suburbs restaurants and cafes tried to sell food which might have gone off after a severe storm cut power for up to two days. In a report to the Eastern Health Authority’s May meeting, acting senior environmental health officer Nadia Conci says inspectors visited 55 premises in the wake of the February 4 storm. Ms Conci said many of the businesses failed to throw out food that could have been contaminated after being unrefrigerated for up to 48 hours.Continue Reading
How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin
For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have become increasingly convinced that important hidden players literally lurk in human bowels: billions on billions of gut microbes. Fortunately, researchers are beginning to understand the differences between the wrong mix and a healthy one Continue Reading