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Monday, December 14, 2015

Health News: Tainted rice wine kills 19, leaves 172 ill ♦ A dairyman fights FDA over ban on ‘raw butter’ shipments ♦ Virus hijacks protein machine, then kills the host

Tainted rice wine kills 19, leaves 172 ill in Cambodia Laboratory tests found the deaths were caused by the high methanol level in the wine, where residents have been falling ill since Nov. 19 after drinking the tainted alcohol, have ordered all local brewers and rice wine sellers to close temporarily
CA dairyman fights FDA over ban on ‘raw butter’ shipments Mark McAfee, founder and president of Organic Pastures Dairy, has “lawyered up” before once again taking on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over the interstate ban on transporting raw butter.
Virus hijacks protein machine and then kills the host A research team has established how a virus exploits one of its host's proteins when the virus is about to replicate its genetic material during an infection. The discovery may potentially form the basis for the development of new methods for treating viral infections.
Guidelines for surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee released A new clinical practice guideline has been introduced for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. The guidelines focus on the surgical procedure most commonly performed for this condition, total knee replacement.






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