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Sunday, February 1, 2015

2/1/15 health News: 90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food ♦ Travelers Add to Spread of Superbugs ♦ Improving antibiotics to treat staph ♦ Alzheimer's disease

90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food
If you're gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Continue Reading
Antibiotic Use by Travelers May Add to Global Spread of Superbugs
Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries. A study’s authors call for greater caution in using antibiotics for travelers' diarrhea, except in severe cases,. Continue Reading
Lead negatively impacts cognitive functions of boys more than girls
Female hormones estrogen and estradiol help ward off the effects of lead for young girls, explaining why boys, are shown to suffer more  Continue Reading
Improving antibiotics to treat staph infections
New information about how antibiotics like azithromycin stop staph infections has been uncovered, including why staph sometimes becomes resistant to drugs. Staphylococcus aureus is a strain of bacteria that frequently has become resistant to antibiotics,  Continue Reading

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer's, but in a counter-intuitive finding reported by researchers has uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease. Continue Reading  

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