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Thursday, February 5, 2015

2/5/15 Health News: Food scandal hits McDonald’s sales ♦ Bean curd contaminated ♦ Virus blocks human immune response ♦ Wound healing is impaired in diabetics

Food scandal hits McDonald’s sales

The head of McDonald's Japan on Thursday apologised after unexpected objects - including a human tooth - were found in the chain's food as the burger giant reported its first annual loss in 11 years. Continue Reading
Hong Kong: Two batches of preserved bean curd contaminated with Bacillus cereus
The Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department urged the public not to consume two batches of bottled preserved bean curd following a notification from the Macau authorities that the products concerned were contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Continue Reading
How a cancer-causing virus blocks human immune response
Scientists have revealed how a type of cancer-causing virus outwits the human body's immune response. The discovery might help explain why some cancer therapies that incorporate interferon fail to treat certain cancers and might lead to more effective treatments Continue Reading
Got bees? Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease
More than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals -- like bees - continue to decline, experts say. Despite popular reports that pollinators are crucial for human nutritional health, no scientific studies have actually tested this claim - until now. Continue Reading
Dental experts show why wound healing is impaired in diabetics
A critical molecule has been identified by a team of dental scientists that helps explain why diabetics suffer from impaired healing. Their results pinpoint a target for therapies that could help boost healing Continue Reading

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