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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1/14/15 Health News: Tainted Bread Contained Marijuana ♦ Fructose more toxic than table sugar ♦ Optimistic people have healthier hearts ♦ Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism

Tainted Bread Contained Marijuana Ingredient: Report
More than 40 people fell ill after eating Three Kings Bread distributed by a Santa Ana bakery. The Three Kings bread that made more than 40 people ill might have been deliberately laced with a synthetic drug that mimics the active ingredient in marijuana, a study commissioned by the Orange County Register found. People who consumed the food,  which is traditionally eaten on Jan. 6 … Continue Reading
Fructose more toxic than table sugar, mouse study suggests
When biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.Continue Reading
Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds
Using the American Heart Association's criteria, a study of 5,000 adults found that the most optimistic people had twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health as their pessimistic counterparts  Continue Reading
Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys, research suggests

Circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder before the age of 10, new research suggests. Painful experiences in neonates have been shown in animal and human studies to be associated with long-term alterations in pain perception, a characteristic often encountered among children with ASD.Continue Reading

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