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Saturday, November 29, 2014

11/29/14 Health News:Trans fat can hurt your memory ♦ RARE STRAIN OF E. COLI OUTBREAK ♦ Obesity linked to cancer ♦ Superbug shows recent decline

Trans fat may hurt your memory
If you can’t remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins.It turns out the more trans fat you eat, the less you may remember, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s scientific conference last week. Maybe that explains why some people don’t know how they pack on the pounds over the holidays. Continue Reading
10 SICK IN UK FROM E. COLI O55 OUTBREAK
At least 10 people in Blandford, United Kingdom, have been diagnosed with infection of E. coli O55, a rare strain of E. coli never before recorded in the U.K., according to BBC News. Seven patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease associated with the most severe E. coli illnesses. Some of the... Continue Reading
Overweight, obesity linked to nearly 500,000 new cancers in 2012 worldwide
Researchers estimate that a quarter of all obesity-related cancers in 2012 were attributable to the rising average body mass index (BMI) in the population since 1982, and were therefore “realistically avoidable” Continue Reading
Superbug in SE Michigan shows recent decline
A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the US Continue Reading

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