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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Health News: Lack Of Food Safety Kills 2.2 M every Year ♦ Breastfeeding women and sex ♦ Deadly protein in Huntington's disease patients' spinal fluid

Lack Of Food Safety Kills 2.2 M every Year LACK of government policies on food and water safety is causing the death of 2.2 million people, including children, every year across the globe. Pesticides and fertilisers in the past 50 years has grown nearly 170 times. As a consequence, persistent residues of the chemicals contaminate food and disperse in the environment
Breastfeeding women and sex: Higher sex drive or relationship management? New mothers in the Philippines spend more time in the bedroom with their partner in the first few weeks after giving birth than they did before they became pregnant. This might be a type of survival strategy to keep the relationships with the fathers of their new babies alive and well, to ensure continued support for their offspring.
New test measures deadly protein in Huntington's disease patients' spinal fluid A new test has been able to measure for the first time the build-up of a harmful mutant protein in the nervous system of patients during the progression of Huntington's disease (HD). HD is a genetic neurodegenerative disease that usually develops in adulthood and causes abnormal involuntary movements, psychiatric symptoms, and dementia. It is caused by a single gene mutation that results in the production of mutant huntingtin protein.
Middle-aged athletes at low risk for sudden cardiac arrest while exercising Middle-aged athletes are at low risk for having a sudden cardiac arrest while playing sports, and those who do have a greater chance of surviving the usually-fatal condition, shows a new study.
Consequences of driving drunk are paying off Punishments for drivers whose blood alcohol content is measured above legal thresholds for impairment have reduced the likelihood of repeat offenses, says an economist. To further discourage drunk driving, the researcher suggests lowering the thresholds and instituting harsher penalties based on blood alcohol content.

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