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Monday, February 16, 2015

2/16/15 Health News: Seafood Contains Plastic--Restaurant Manager Jailed After Death--Bacteria prevalent in delis--Alligator blood helps soldiers-- Smoking impairs inflammatory back arthritis

UK Restaurant Manager, Chef Jailed After Deadly Food Poisoning Following a 2012 Christmas Day turkey dinner at a London-area pub that sickened approximately 33 people and may have killed one of them, the manager and chef were recently sentenced to jail terms. Chef Mehmet Kaya and Manager Ann-Marie McSweeney of the Railway Hotel in Hornchurch, Essex (east of London) were convicted of lying to... Continue Reading
Ocean plastic is likely disappearing into the food chain, new study indicates When I tell people that we have a problem with too much plastic in our oceans, many invariably say how shocked they were when they heard about vast swirling islands of trash that accumulate in the oceans’ gyres. I wish this was the full extent of the problem. It is not. Continue Reading
Listeria pathogen is prevalent, persistent in retail delis New research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with Continue Reading,
Alligator blood contains naturally strong germ fighters Alligator blood contains bacteria fighters that could help wounded soldiers in the field, according to new research. Alligators live in bacteria-filled environments and dine on carrion. Continue Reading
Smoking impairs treatment response in inflammatory back arthritis Smoking impairs the response to biological drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis affecting the lower back, known as axial spondyloarthritis, or AxSpA, for short, new research reveals Continue Reading

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