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Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23/15 Health News: Antibiotic-Restistant Bacteria Spread Via Dust ♦ Food-Safety Education can Reduce Foodborne Illness ♦ Women’s pain ♦ Childhood adversity seen at cellular level

ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA SPREAD THROUGH DUST
There have been many concerns raised in recent years about the overuse of antibiotics on farms, but the effect such uses have on human health is not fully understood. Researchers at Texas Tech University are now suggesting that airborne dust could be a pathway for antibiotic-resistance bacteria to travel from feedlots to human environments. Scientists... Continue Reading
INCREASING FOOD-SAFETY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS COULD REDUCE FOODBORNE ILLNESS IN KIDS
There’s a lack of food-safety education in schools that, if addressed, could help reduce the high rates of foodborne illness among children. Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Vulnerable populations, including children, seniors, pregnant and postpartum women, and those with compromised immune systems, are at... Continue Reading
Women’s pain: Common, treatable and often overlooked or mismanaged
Despite the variety of effective treatments, and physicians who specialize in treating pain, women often suffer unnecessarily from conditions ranging from backaches to pain after cancer surgery, and also treat their pain with medications that may be ineffective and possibly harmful, according to a review of research Continue Reading
Connection between childhood adversity, psychiatric disorders seen at cellular level

An association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders has been identified by researchers. These changes in the form of telomere shortening and alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), are important in the aging process. Continue Reading

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