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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Health News:Diet guidelines take account of cancer risk ♦ Another scandal rocks confidence in Chinese dairy products ♦ Bacterial infection suspected in deaths of four at Pennsylvania hospital

Diet guidelines take account of cancer risk The Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition with the Food Safety Authority has said a report from the World Health Organisation, which found links between processed and red meats and cancer, is about risk assessment rather than risk management. Dr Mary Flynn said the risk would come from consuming high quantities of red meat and processed meat. She said dietary guidelines in
Another scandal rocks confidence in Chinese dairy products Yet another scandal, this one involving elevated levels of sodium sulfocyanate in dairy products, has further eroded Chinese consumer confidence in their government’s ability to ensure a safe food supply. Food safety officials ordered the recall of dairy products from Huishan Dairy in September after the elevated levels were...
Bacterial infection suspected in deaths of  four at  Pennsylvania hospital WellSpan York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, announced October 27 that it is informing about 1,300 patients who underwent open-heart surgery from October 2011 to July 2015 that they may have been exposed to nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) after the hospital identified 8 patients who contracted the bacterial infection, 4 of which died. The hospital replaced its heater-cooler devices in July and implemented new safety procedures when the devices are in use
New hope for the treatment of multiple sclerosis A new study gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.
Study of inner ear development hints at way to restore hearing and balance These genes, or others in the same pathway, could be promising targets for efforts to treat hearing loss or balance problems by regenerating hair cells.

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