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Friday, March 20, 2015

Health News: Electrically charged water fights foodborne Pathogens ♦ Guide to produce pesticide residues ♦ New compound prevents type 1 diabetes + more

Electrically charged water can fight foodborne Pathogens  “Nanosized” droplets of electrically charged water have been shown to inactivate pathogens on the surface of food and could one day become an environmentally friendly way to make food safer. Continue Reading
Consumer reports guides shoppers through produce pesticide residues  Each year, the Environmental Working Group releases guides to help us pick fruits and vegetables with the fewest pesticide residues. Consumer Reports’ has now released guidelines. According to the organization’s survey pesticide exposure in food is a concern for 85 percent of Americans. Continue Reading
New compound prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models Scientists have successfully tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease. In a new study, researchers tested an experimental compound known as SR1001 Continue Reading
Medications used to treat diabetes may trigger heart failure  A comprehensive study examining clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients has found that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients.Continue Reading
Is too much artificial light at night making us sick?  Modern life, with its preponderance of inadequate exposure to natural light during the day and overexposure to artificial light at night, is not conducive to the body's natural sleep/wake cycle. A cancer epidemiologist and team members suggest such overexposure has possible ties to cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other health issues Continue Reading

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