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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Health News: Uneviscerated Russian dried fish carries Botulism risk ♦ Botulism suspected: Two adults hospitalized ♦ High flavoring content in some e-cigarettes may be cause for concern

Uneviscerated Russian dried fish carries Botulism risk The New York Department of Agriculture today warned consumers not to eat “Dry Bream-lesh (fish)” sold by Tatuka Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, and distributed by Royal Sweet Bakery, also of Brooklyn, because the fish were uneviscerated.
Botulism suspected: Two adults hospitalized The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected botulism. The source is likely contaminated food,
High flavoring content in some e-cigarettes may be cause for concern The levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of e-cigarette fluid exceed recommended exposure limits and could be respiratory irritants, in some cases. The electronic cigarette market has developed rapidly in recent years, with global sales in 2014 estimated to be in the region of US$7 billion.
Mouth, as well as gut, could hold key to liver disease flare-ups  In a recent study, researchers predicted which cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalization by analyzing their saliva, revealing a new target for research into the disease
Bacterial flora of remote tribes people carries antibiotic resistance genes Scientists have found antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a South American tribe that never before had been exposed to antibiotic drugs. The findings suggest that bacteria in the human body have had the ability to resist antibiotics since long before such drugs were ever used to treat disease


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