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Monday, December 1, 2014

12/1/14 Health News: Eating too much nutmeg dangerous ♦ CHLORINE DIOXIDE GAS BETTER FOR SPROUT SANITATION ♦ FDA Warning Letters ♦ Cheaper anti-cancer drugs

Eating too much nutmeg can be dangerous
A dusting of nutmeg on your eggnog won’t send you to the hospital—but a couple of tablespoons of the stuff might lead to a very unhappy experience. Nutmeg has long been known to have some dangerous effects. It was believed to be poisonous enough to induce abortions in the Middle Ages  Continue Reading
STUDY: CHLORINE DIOXIDE GAS OFFERS HOPE FOR SPROUT SANITATION
Chlorine dioxide gas may be an effective tool for combating Salmonella on sprouts, according to a new study. Researchers at Rutgers University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have found that chlorine dioxide gas is more effective at killing Salmonella on bean sprouts than chlorine wash — the industry-preferred decontamination technique.... Continue Reading
FDA WARNING LETTERS: EXCESSIVE DRUG LEVELS TOP LIST OF LATEST FOOD PROBLEMS
Illegal levels of drug residues in food animals topped the list of problems with food producers in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. FDA stated that Floyd Raber of Millersburg, OH, sold a veal calf for slaughter that contained... Continue Reading
How a common antacid could lead to cheaper anti-cancer drugs
A cheap answer to anti-cancer medication may be in your medicine cabinet. Cimetidine treats indigestion by blocking histamine receptors in the gut, which decreases the production of gastric acid. It also appears to block histamine receptors in cancer cells, as well as supporting the immune system's defenses against cancer. Continue Reading

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