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Friday, November 28, 2014

11/27/14 Health News:Metals found in food ♦ Bean Sprouts Tainted With Banned Additive ♦ nanoparticles infiltrate and kill cancer cells ♦ Football players have brain damage

Metals in food a concern for WA children, study
Metals in food a concern for Western Australian children. Children in Western Australia are being exposed to potentially elevated levels of metals from their food, according to research from Edith Cowan University Continue Reading
Bean Sprouts Tainted With Banned Additive Are Again Found in China
Bean sprouts are back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Not for the first time, Chinese inspectors have found bean sprouts tainted with a banned food additive, in this instance in a production center on the southern outskirts of Beijing. The sprouts being produced at the site in Daxing district were treated with high levels of 6-benzyladenine, a plant hormone, to speed up the …Continue Reading
An inside job: Designer nanoparticles infiltrate, kill cancer cells from within
Nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen Continue Reading
Football players found to have brain damage from mild 'unreported' concussions

There wasn't a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma until recently. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown about the long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeated mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and specifically sports-related concussive and sub-concussive head impacts. Continue Reading

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