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Monday, July 13, 2015

Health News: India sets 12,000 standards for food additives ♦ Can you actually hear 'inaudible' sound? ♦ Ultrasound accelerates skin healing, especially for diabetics and the elderly

India sets 12,000 standards for food additives NEW DELHI: Food safety regulator FSSAI has finalised 12,000 standards for food additives and ingredients in line with global safety standards Codex, in order to do away with lengthy process of product approval.
Can you actually hear 'inaudible' sound? Are wind farms harmful to humans? This controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the lower limit range of the audible frequency range (i.e., infrasound), but also in the upper limit range (i.e., ultrasound).
Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury A new study sheds light on opportunities to modulate macrophage responses after spinal cord injury, potentially reducing -- or even reversing -- damage and the resulting side effects
Ultrasound accelerates skin healing, especially for diabetics and the elderly Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists have found

Surgeries before college athletics may result in more injuries during college play Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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