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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Health News: brewerton wedding reception blamed for food poisoning ♦ Food group calls on FDA to stop wasting eggs ♦ Removing genes without a trace

State blames illness outbreak at brewerton wedding reception on food poisoning An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among guests at a wedding reception in Brewerton July 31 was caused by food poisoning, according to the state Health Department. About 35 people got sick at the party at Arrowhead Lodge, an Onondaga County-owned facility at Oneida Shores Park, and at least nine of them were taken to area emergency rooms.
Food group calls on FDA to stop wasting eggs in wake of avian flu shortages Industry being forced to discard wholesome protein, enough to feed 94,000 Americans a year WASHINGTON, D.C. - This year's outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States and resulting egg price increases have caused the food industry to closely examine a current policy that forces broiler chicken producers to destroy perfectly acceptable and safe
Removing genes without a trace Genes may now be deleted without creating a scar in certain strains of Escherichia coli and other microorganisms, thanks to new research. The technique makes it easier to string together several genetic engineering steps without interference caused by a deletion scar
Preclinical drug developed to prevent gastrointestinal side effects of type 1 diabetes Up to 80 percent of individuals living with long-term type 1 diabetes experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal distension, irritable bowel syndrome, and fecal incontinence. A study reveals why these symptoms arise and tests an investigational drug in mice that could prevent them from developing.
Exposure to toxic chemicals threatening human reproduction and health Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to experts. Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals is linked to millions of deaths and costs billions of dollars every year, according to the authors.

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