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Monday, August 3, 2015

Health News: Viagra in alcohol latest food scare in China ♦ CDC: 358 Cyclospora cases in 26 states linked to cilantro ♦ Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics

Viagra in alcohol latest food scare in China Chinese police are investigating if two distillers added Viagra to their liquor in the country’s latest food-safety scare. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant, both located in the southwest of China, were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products.
CDC: 358 Cyclospora cases in 26 states linked to cilantro According to an update posted Friday, July 31, 2015, as of July 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states so far this year.
Parents inclined to misjudge child happiness based on personal feelings Parents' estimations of their children's happiness differ significantly from the child's own assessment of their feelings, according to a new study. Research showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child's happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics Researchers used LEDs and a thin film of gold to turbocharge the heating and cooling cycles of the PCR test so results are ready in minutes, not hours. The innovation greatly expands the clinical and research applications of a workhorse lab tool used in forensics, medical diagnostics and more.

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