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Friday, January 16, 2015

1/16/15 Health News: Hong Kong: American apples contaminated ♦ Medical research has declined in U.S. ♦ Cocaine antidote closer than ever ♦ Getting kids to eat their veggies at school

Hong Kong: American apples contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (January 16) urged the public not to consume two kinds of applesand pre-packed caramel apples made with those apples, imported from the United States (USA), as the products might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogen. The trade should also stop using or selling the … Continue Reading
Rate of investment in medical research has declined in U.S., increased globally
From 2004 to 2012, the rate of investment in medical research in the U.S. declined, while there has been an increase in research investment globally, particularly in Asia, according to a study  Continue Reading
Cocaine antidote closer than ever
New insight has been gained into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction Continue Reading
The recess swap: Getting kids to eat their veggies at school
Many schools have reported that fruits and vegetables are feeding trash cans rather than students. A new study shows that one simple no-cost change, holding recess before lunchtime, can increase fruit and vegetable consumption by 54 percent Continue Reading

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