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Monday, October 19, 2015

Health News: Milk Recalled in California for Campylobacter Contamination ♦ Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals ♦ The end is in sight for reading glasses

Milk Recalled in California for Campylobacter Contamination Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Campylobacter bacteria in raw whole milk. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
Researchers' cure of metastatic skin cancer revealed Metastatic Merkel-cell carcinoma is often fatal and there is no effective treatment. Now a researcher is reporting some positive results from treating this illness with a drug called idelalisib.
The end is in sight for reading glasses A researcher is developing a new eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could restore long-sightedness in older people.
DNA sun protection UV radiation often damages our DNA. Researchers have now seen for the first time what happens in DNA building blocks when they are stimulated by ultraviolet light, and what they do to prevent themselves from being destroyed. The results show the molecules use the absorbed energy to set off a completely harmless reaction which prevents the genes being altered.

Nanodiamonds might prevent tooth loss after root canals Nanodiamonds may help patients that have had the dreaded root canal. Dental researchers have developed a nanodiamond-reinforced version of gutta percha, the compound that is used to fill void spaces in dental root canals to prevent infection that can lead to tooth loss. Tested in patient-extracted teeth, the nanodiamond-embedded polymer was substantially stronger than conventional gutta percha. In addition, the scientists tested gutta percha with nanodiamonds that had been loaded with antibiotics and found that the compound effectively prevented bacterial infection.

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