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Friday, December 26, 2014

12/26/14 Health News: Cattle Spread E.coli to Produce by Air ♦ Moisture spreads Pests in Food Facilities ♦ Bacteria control cancer growth ♦ Vaccine therapy for prostate cancer

STUDY: E. COLI FROM FEEDLOTS CAN CONTAMINATE PRODUCE BY AIR
New research finds that E. coli O157:H7 can spread more than a tenth of a mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce. In the study, first author Elaine D. Berry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and her colleagues sampled leafy greens growing in nine plots (three each... Continue Reading
MANAGING MOISTURE TO PREVENT PESTS IN FOOD FACILITIES
(Patricia Hottel is technical director at McCloud Services in South Elgin, IL, a leader in integrated pest management solutions serving the food supply chain of custody.) The improper handling of water and organic debris in food facilities during food preparation and cleaning can contribute to pest problems such as cockroaches and small flies. The proper... Continue Reading
Bacteria inside us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity
A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research. The research reveals a more explicit role about the symbiotic relationship humans have with the various bacteria that inhabit our body and their role during tumor progression. Continue Reading
Vaccine therapy for prostate cancer patients with rising PSA examined
Aiming to increase treatment options for prostate cancer patients who have an early relapse, investigators from a multi-institutional cooperative group have demonstrated that a vaccine therapy that stimulates the body’s own immune defenses can be given safely and earlier in the course of prostate cancer progression Continue Reading

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