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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Health News: Food inspectors file case against Nestle over noodles ♦ Cancer trial of drug combination yields spectacular results ♦ FDA make its own job on food additives harder

Food inspectors file case against Nestle over noodles Food safety inspectors in Uttar Pradesh said they had filed a criminal complaint against Nestle's local arm after saying they had found high levels of lead in some packets of Maggi instant noodles Nestle India, which disputes the findings, has said the batch in question was manufactured in February 2014 so was already past its sell-by date in April
Why must FDA make its own job on food additives harder Let’s face it: we all make self-destructive choices from time to time.  But when federal regulators illogically shoot themselves in the foot, the harm to public safety can be serious.  Such is the sad situation at the Food and Drug Administration, which just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to the regulation of food additives.
Cancer trial of drug combination yields spectacular results Terminally ill cancer patients could be “effectively cured” of the disease using a powerful new combination of drugs described by scientists as heralding a once-in-a-generation advance in treatment. A British-led trial brought “spectacular” results with more than half of patients with advanced melanoma seeing tumours shrink
Smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkiller during operations New research shows that both smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkillers to reach the same level of anesthesia as non-smokers.
A study shows that hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention.

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