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Friday, November 7, 2014

11/7/14 Health News:Food firm uses industrial gypsum ♦ FDA sends inspectors to China ♦ Video game violence causes declines in youth violence ♦ Breast cancers spread to brain

New Taipei City food firm using industrial gypsum
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Lu-Chia Foods Company (盧佳食品公司) in New Taipei City is under investigation after it was discovered that the company added industrial gypsum powder, which is commonly used in chemical engineering, to make tofu pudding; the firm also stored grass tea (仙草茶) in empty hemodialysis concentrated solution containers, Continue Reading
FDA to send more inspectors to China
But, countries need help, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will dispatch more inspectors to China to help ensure the quality of exports, making its China office the largest one overseas.Continue Reading
No link found between movie, video game violence and societal violence: Increased violent video game consumption
Since the 1920s, scholars and politicians have blamed violence in movies and other media as a contributing factor to rising violence in society. Recently the responses to mass shootings in Aurora, CO and at Sandy Hook Elementary followed this theme as media consumption came into the equation. But can consumption of violent media really be a factor in real-world violence? A recent study found that there were no associations between media violence consumption in society and societal violence Continue Reading
Gene 'switches' could predict when breast cancers will spread to the brain

Scientists have found a pattern of genetic ‘switches’ – chemical marks that turn genes on or off - that are linked to breast cancer’s spread to the brain, according to new research Continue Reading

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