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Friday, April 24, 2015

Food Research: FDA Doesn't Really Know What’s in Your Food ♦ Buffet: All-You-Can-Eat Illness ♦ Curcumin offers potential therapy for cancers caused by HPV

Why the FDA Doesn’t Really Know What’s in Your Food A massive legal loophole means companies can add new ingredients to foods with no government safety review. Rebecca Fattell was enjoying breakfast at a hotel in Berlin last summer when, after a few bites of a roll, her mouth started to itch, her gums started to hurt and before long, hives covered her skin. "My face, trunk, arms, legs," Fattell said, "they were all
Buffet: All-You-Can-Eat Illness Disease prevention specialists warn against shaking hands as a form of greeting since this is a common way people spread disease. Eating at a buffet exposes people to the hands of everyone who came to the restaurant and touched the common serving utensils
New method to detect most common bacteria contaminating oysters In a major breakthrough in shellfish management and disease prevention, researchers have discovered a new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish. The new patent-pending detection method - which is available for immediate use to identify contaminated shellfish -- is a significant advance in efforts to identify shellfish harboring disease-carrying strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Curry: Curcumin offers potential therapy for cancers caused by HPV Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to slow or limit the activity of the HPV virus, which causes oral and cervical cancers.

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