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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Health News: CFIA suspends Costco Canada’s license to import fish ♦ Rocket science improve kidney dialysis ♦ Detecting cyanide poisoning in 70 seconds + more

CFIA suspends Costco Canada’s license to import fish  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended Costco Canada’s license to import fish into that country. According to a March 13 announcement, the license suspension was effective Feb. 26, 2015. The agency determined that adequate controls for food safety were not being implemented Continue Reading
How rocket science may improve kidney dialysis  Software from the aerospace industry has allowed an interdisciplinary team of U.K. researchers to design Arteriovenous Fistulae with better, less unnatural flow patterns, which may reduce failure rates and improve clinical outcomes for patients with kidney failure who require dialysis. Continue Reading
Detecting cyanide poisoning in 70 seconds  A victim of cyanide poisoning can die within 30 minutes. The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours. Two chemists have developed a prototype that can detect exposure to cyanide in 70 seconds via a blood sample. Continue reading
Finger lengths may indicate risk of schizophrenia in males  Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance. Continue Reading
A breakfast of champions for diabetics For people with type-2 diabetes, blood sugar surge,  glucose spikes after meals, can be life threatening, leading to cardiovascular complications. A new study demonstrates a new way to suppress deadly glucose surges throughout the day by eating a high-caloric breakfast and a more modest dinner Continue Reading

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