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Friday, July 17, 2015

Health News: Poisonous candies tested positive for 12 germs that cause food poisoning ♦ Stem cells move one step closer to cure for genetic diseases

Poisonous candies tested positive for 12 germs that cause food poisoning In most cases of food poisoning, a microbe in something you ate (or a pathogen that goes from your hand to your mouth) irritates your stomach and intestines—and the consequences aren't pretty, with symptoms that range from a mildly upset tummy to vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Even though the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, one in six people
Clinical pathway uncovers obstructive sleep apnea in hospitalized patients A multidisciplinary group of researchers and physicians has created a clinical pathway to identify obstructive sleep apnea in higher-risk, hospitalized patients.
Stem cells move one step closer to cure for genetic diseases Scientists have created mutation-free lines of stem cells from human patients with mitochondrial diseases.
Hydraulic fracturing linked to increases in hospitalization rates in the Marcellus Shale Hospitalizations for heart conditions, neurological illness, and other conditions were higher among people who live near unconventional gas and oil drilling (hydraulic fracturing), according to new research. Over the past ten years in the United States, hydraulic fracturing has experienced a meteoric increase. Due to substantial increases in well drilling, potential for air and water pollution posing a health threat has been a concern for nearby residents.
Vision-restoring gene therapy also strengthens visual processing pathways in brain Since 2007, clinical trials using gene therapy have resulted in often-dramatic sight restoration for dozens of children and adults who were otherwise doomed to blindness. Now, researchers have found evidence that this sight restoration leads to strengthening of visual pathways in the brain.

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