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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Health News: HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases ♦ ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS SALES ♦ A LOOK AT FOOD FRAUD ♦ Pears help manage diabetes

Pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes While the phrase “an apple a day” is a popular saying, a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could help to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension. New research details potential health benefits of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears.
Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases  The Indiana health commissioner reported 95 confirmed cases and 11 preliminary cases of HIV April 11 in the southeast portion of the State, up from the more than 70 previously confirmed cases. The spread of the virus was linked to the use of contaminated syringes and the use of the painkiller Opana, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency and authorize a short-term needle exchange in March.
62 PERCENT OF 2013 ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS SALES WERE MEDICALLY IMPORTANT DRUGS Federal data released last week show that sales of medically important antimicrobials used in food-producing animals in the U.S. increased by 3 percent in 2013 and by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013. The Food and Drug Administration’s 2013 S
WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD? A LOOK AT FOOD FRAUD Olive oil, fish, honey, milk, and fruit juices are common, everyday foods found in most people’s kitchens. However, these common foods may not contain the food ingredients you think. The honey in your pantry may contain antibiotics, chemicals and added sweeteners. The salmon in your refrigerator may not even be salmon, but instead may be...

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