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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Health News: 38 SICKENED IN UK E. COLI OUTBREAK ♦ Yeast infection fungus to evade immune system ♦ Insight on fundamental process of DNA repair

38 SICKENED IN UK E. COLI OUTBREAK Health officials in England are tracking an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to prepackaged salad that has sickened 38 people. The Verocytotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC) cases were first identified in early August 2015 by whole genome sequencing. As of Sept. 3, the cluster includes 38 confirmed cases, with one additional probable case and four possible cases for... .
Did grandmas make people pair up? If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma -- not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved. The grandma hypothesis holds that the key to why moms can have next babies sooner is not because of dad bringing home the bacon but because of grandma helping feed the weaned children, the authors explain.
Clever adaptation' allows yeast infection fungus to evade immune system attack Researchers say they have discovered a new way that the most prevalent disease-causing fungus can thwart immune system attacks, adding that the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections and the mouth infection thrush, is able to cause a deadly infection once it enters the bloodstream.
Quit-smoking drug not linked to heart disease or depression A highly effective drug that helps smokers to quit does not increase their risk of heart attack and depression as was previously thought, research suggests. Researchers who carried out the study say doctors can prescribe varenicline - also known as Champix™ or ChantixTM - more widely to help people stop smoking.
Insight on fundamental process of DNA repair Scientists have identified a new component of the molecular machinery a cell uses to repair damaged DNA. The discovery adds important knowledge about a fundamental life process that protects from diseases such as cance

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