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Friday, May 8, 2015

Health News: Why is Listeria showing up more often? ♦ Food safety from a consumer perspective ♦ Nerves move to avoid damage

Why is Listeria showing up more often? Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne pathogen has been the cause of 18 food recalls since March 1, 2015. Of the 88 total recalls during the same period of time, Listeria accounted for about 20 percent of the total. Listeria has been appearing in products not typically associated with the bacteria, and many people want to know what's going on.
Food safety from a consumer perspective Darin Detwiler, adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Senior Policy Coordinator at STOP Foodborne Illness, sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, last month to discuss food safety from a consumer perspective. Detwiler’s son, Riley, was one of four children who died in the 1993 Jack in.
.Nerves move to avoid damage New research can help explain the prevalence of widespread syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. According to the results, neural movements can be measured by using non-invasive techniques, which are also applicable in diagnostics and rehabilitation planning.
Unexpected role for calcium in controlling inflammation during chronic lung infection Many of us take a healthy immune system for granted. But for certain infants with rare, inherited mutations of certain genes, severe infection and death are stark consequences of their impaired immune responses. Researchers have identified an important role for calcium signaling in immune responses to chronic infection resulting from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis.

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