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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Health News: Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen quality ♦ Supermarkets fined for selling mouldy food ♦ outbreak determined to late to warn the public + more


Supermarkets fined for selling mouldy food  Australia’s biggest supermarkets have been ashamed for trying to sell mouldy and out-of-date food. Source: News Limited IGA Nabiac sold potato salad and herb bread two weeks out of date Woolworths had expired milk on shelves at Caltex in Blacktown Coles copped fines for failing to display food at correct temperature
CDC: Source of cucumber linked outbreak determined to late to warn the public In late February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a detailed report describing a summer 2014 outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers grown in the Delmarva region of Maryland. The outbreak resulted in 275 confirmed illnesses and the death of one man. Considering that CDC estimates only one in 30 Salmonella cases are confirmed
Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen quality  The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men's semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts
Date syrup shows promise for fighting bacterial infections  Date syrup – a thick, sweet liquid derived from dates that is widely consumed across the Middle East – shows antibacterial activity against a number of disease-causing bacteria,
3-D human skin maps aid study of relationships between molecules, microbes and environment Researchers have produced 3-D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body. These maps provide a baseline for studies of the interplay between the molecules that make up our skin, our microbiomes, our personal hygiene routines and other environmental factors. The study may help further our understanding of the skin's role in hu

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