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Sunday, October 12, 2014

10/12/14 Health News: Yogurt Protects Against Mercury Poisoning ♦ INCREASE IN ANIMAL ANTIBIOTIC USE IN DENMARK ♦ NOROVIRUS SUSPECTED AT INDIANA SCHOOL

DENMARK SEES SMALL INCREASE IN ANIMAL ANTIBIOTIC USE
Denmark’s latest numbers on the country’s antimicrobial use and resistance are in. The total consumption of antimicrobial agents by the country’s animals in 2013 was about 128 tons — a 4-percent increase over the previous year. According to the new DANMAP (Danish Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program) report, the increase is mainly attributed to... Continue Reading
NOROVIRUS SUSPECTED AS NEARLY 130 CHILDREN AT INDIANA SCHOOL ARE SICKENED
About 130 children were out sick for two days this past week at a northwest Indiana elementary school, and district officials said that Norovirus was most likely to blame. “Twenty-seven percent of our population is significant, and it’s a concern,” Lake Central School Corporation Assistant Superintendent Al Gandolfi said about Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, IL.... Continue Reading
Probiotic Yogurt May Protect Against Mercury Poisoning During Pregnancy

You probably already know probiotics found in yogurt are good for your immune system. Now a new study shows that they may protect against environmental toxins including mercury when you're expecting. Continue Reading

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