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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Health News:25 salmonella cases linked to raw tuna sushi ♦ EPA: Testing food for common herbicide(Round Up) ♦ PTSD common in ICU Survivors

EPA: Testing food for common herbicide The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering recommending that the federal government sample food products for glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. “Given increased public interest in glyphosate, EPA may recommend sampling
25 salmonella cases probably linked to raw tuna sushi There are 18 confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi in Southern California, including seven in Los Angeles County, four in Orange and Ventura counties, two in Riverside County, and one in Santa Barbara County. Seven other people sickened are from other states but had traveled to the area,
Mindfulness-based therapy an alternative to antidepressants for stopping depression relapse The first ever large study to compare mindfulness-based therapy – structured training for the mind and body which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – with maintenance antidepressant medication for reducing relapse in depression,
New technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness New technology can improve the clinical management of the leading causes of blindness. Optical coherence tomography angiography could largely replace current dye-based angiography in the management of these diseases.
PTSD common in ICU Survivors Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive strategy

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