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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Health News: USDA New camera system to detect active Shiga Toxin ♦ Study examines safety of medical cannabis in treatment of chronic pain ♦ Wearable electronic health patches

USDA  New camera system to detect active Shiga Toxin Scientists at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA, have come up with a less-expensive way to detect biologically active Shiga toxin, a product of pathogenic Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7. It is estimated that E. coli O157:H7 causes 73,000 cases of food poisoning and more than 60 deaths in the U.S. each year....
Children with ADHD and their mothers may live less than average population Brazilian scientists found that ADHD children and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Multi-center study examines safety of medical cannabis in treatment of chronic pain A Canadian research team has completed a national multicenter study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year, when carefully monitored, did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did not use cannabis
Study sheds light on powerful process that turns food into energy The way in which our cells convert food into fuel is shared by almost all living things -- now scientists have discovered a likely reason why this is so widespread. Cells that have more energy can grow and renew faster, giving them -- and the organism to which they belong -- an evolutionary advantage
Wearable electronic health patches may now be cheaper, easier to make A team of researchers has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body's vital signs for human health and performance tracking. The researchers believe their new method is compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing.

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