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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Health News:Questions about the safety of breast milk sold on line ♦ Toxic Food is Violation of Rights ♦ Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change,

BBC Report raises questions about the safety of breast milk sold on line The safety of breast milk purchased online throughout the United Kingdom from websites such as “Only The Breast” has been called into question by the BBC’s Inside Out investigative program. “Only the Breast” is a web-based system of classified ads that connects people buying and selling breast milk. The BBC reported Monday that some of the breast milk.
Toxic Food is Violation of Rights NEW DELHI:  Alarmed over the increase in the quantity of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables, the National Human Rights Commission, taking cognizance of several reports, on Friday issued a notice to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India The Union Agriculture Ministry’s findings show that in the past six years there has been a two-fold increase in the

Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change.
Genetic variation is key to fighting viruses Scientists have identified subtle genetic changes that can cause substantial differences to how we fight viral infections. The new work connects genetics to antiviral immunity while offering a new path for studying this relationship in other medical contexts
RNA editing technique treats severe form of muscular dystrophy An RNA editing technique called 'exon skipping' has shown preliminary success in treating a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy that currently has no treatment. The discovery stems from the persistence of a father, whose two sons were diagnosed with a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy, and his search for and partnership with the genetic scientist who studies the disease. The therapy is being developed with the goal of clinical trials

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