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Friday, December 12, 2014

12/12/14 Health News: RAW MILK-RELATED OUTBREAKS ON THE RISE♦ Chemicals linked with substantial drop in child IQ ♦ HOW TO STORE EGGS SAFELY

CDC STUDY: NUMBER OF RAW MILK-RELATED OUTBREAKS ON THE RISE
During the three years from 2007 to 2009, 30 foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S. were connected to raw milk consumption. Yet, in the next three years, from 2010 to 2012, that number rose to 51, according to a new study published in the January issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a peer-reviewed monthly journal published... Continue Reading
Prenatal exposure to common household chemicals linked with substantial drop in child IQ
Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home -- di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate -- had an IQ score, on average, more than six points lower than children exposed at lower levels, according to researchers. The study is the first to report a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates and IQ in school-age children. Continue Reading
HOW TO STORE EGGS SAFELY: IT’S DEPENDS ON HOW YOU LOOK AT THE DATA
The debate over how to store shell eggs has been going on ever since the chicken laid the first egg, if we assume the former came before the latter. Our ancestors looked at a range of techniques to preserve eggs, from burying them in lime to coating them with sodium silicate (water glass). The methods... Continue Reading
Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year
Doubling the number of mothers who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the National Health Service more than £40 million every year, suggests new research Continue Reading

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