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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Health News:83 cases of cyclospora infection reported in Canada ♦ Astronauts set to taste food grown in space ♦ Can music help people with epilepsy?

83 cases of cyclospora infection reported in Canada According to a public health notice issued Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, the Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate 83 cases of Cyclospora infection in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec.
Astronauts set to taste food grown in space In a pioneering feat that will help astronauts on long-duration space missions like Mars, the crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) are set to eat fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space for the first time. Expedition 44 crew members, including Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, are ready to sample the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop
Can music help people with epilepsy? The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures.
One size does not fit all when it comes to marrow fat, While most of us worry about the fat cells building up on the fleshy parts of our bodies, scientists are paying serious attention to another kind of fat cell deep inside our bones, in the marrow. Now they've published new important clues about it, including a discovery that there are two types.
Important gaps found in evidence for best methods for cleaning hospital rooms to prevent healthcare-associated infections While a new study points to several promising cleaning tactics of “high-touch surfaces,” there’s a lack of evidence as to which is the most effective at reducing healthcare-associated infections

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