In the US, federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pigs for pork.
In fact, if a hog farmer wants to claim "no hormones added" on its pork labels, it must be followed by the statement that the use of hormone...
Avocado’s nuttiness is heightened by lemon juice, cayenne pepper and garlic powder, which are then massaged into the kale in this classic winter greens salad. The leaves of Tuscan kale are more tender than other varieties, so you can dig into this refreshing salad as soon as you start salivating for that quintessential kale crunch.
(HealthCastle.com) These days, we are all more aware of food safety. Here are 4 common food-safety mistakes people make around Thanksgiving and suggestions of what to do instead.
Mistake #1: Thawing your turkey on the counter
The golden rule is to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Foods kept in the temperature “danger zone” of 40-140 degree F, or 4-60 degrees C [which includes room temperature] invite bacterial growth than can make you sick.
New approach to management of overeating in children
Overeating, whether in children or adults, often takes place even in the absence of hunger, resulting in weight gain and obesity. Current methods to treat such overeating in youth focus on therapies that restrict what kids may eat, requiring them to track their food intake and engage in intensive exercise. Psychiatrists are now developing new ways to treat overeating in children and adults.
Eating fewer, larger meals may prove healthier for obese women
Media articles and nutritionists alike have perpetuated the idea that for healthy metabolisms individuals should consume small meals multiple times a day. However, new research suggests all-day snacking might not be as beneficial as previously thought, especially for obese women.
Genome sequencing and analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi strain CR0063 representing a carrier individual during an outbreak of typhoid fever in Kelantan, Malaysia
Salmonella Typhi is a human restricted pathogen with a significant number of individuals as asymptomatic carriers of the bacterium. Salmonella infection can be effectively controlled if a reliable method for identification of these carriers is developed. In this context, the availability of whole genomes of carrier strains through high- throughput sequencing and further downstream analysis by comparative genomics approaches is very promising. Herein we describe the genome sequence of a Salmonella Typhi isolate representing an asymptomatic carrier individual during a prolonged outbreak of typhoid fever in Kelantan, Malaysia. Putative genomic coordinates relevant in pathogenesis and persistence of this carrier strain are identified and discussed.
ThermoLife Steps up Patent Infringement Suits over Creatine Supplement
Phoenix dietary supplement company ThermoLife International, LLC, has sued Denver competitor MusclePharm Corporation in U.S. District Court in Arizona, claiming that MusclePharm’s Creatine supplement is infringing ThermoLife’s U.S. Patent No. 7,777,074 for amino acid compounds, including creatine nitrate, a vasodilator that increases blood flow. In its Complaint, filed February 1, 2012, ThermoLife contends that the [...]
Head lice: Pediculus humanus capitis, parasitic insects found on the heads of people. Head lice are most often found on the scalp behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck. The lice hold onto the hair with hook-like claws at the end of each of their six legs. Head lice are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows. These insects lay their sticky, white eggs on the hair shaft close to the root, while hatched lice stay mostly on the scalp. Head lice infection is very common and easily acquired by coming in close contact with someone who has head lice, infested clothing, or infested belongings. Preschool and elementary school children and their families are most often infested.
Symptoms include a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, itching caused by an allergic reaction to the bites, irritability, and sores on the head caused by scratching. Although lice are very small, they can be seen be seen on the scalp when they move. The eggs (nits) are easily seen on hair shafts.
Treatment involves a combination of a topical insecticidal medication and manual removal of all nits with a lice comb or the fingers. Both medication and complete nit removal are necessary to prevent reinfestation. All clothing, bedding, and furniture surfaces must also be washed or sprayed with insecticide. Note that 1% lindane solution (brand name: Kwell) contains gamma benzene, which can be toxic to the brain and has been linked to childhood leukemia. For this reason, these medications are no longer generally recommended for treatment for head lice.
Rather than putting your body through harsh fasts or detox programs, take a gentle approach to cleansing and detoxifying your body with an herbal fiber supplement. Fiber works to slowly yet thoroughly cleanse the digestive system without disrupting daily life.
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Chemotherapy can cause diarrhea because it harms healthy cells that line your large and small bowel. It may also speed up your bowels. Diarrhea can also be caused by infections or drugs used to treat constipation.
The bacteria Escherichia coli: O157:H7 is a type of E. coli associated with foodborne illness.
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Contraindications to TPN include: infection, short term support, condition of the vein, no 'clean' lines, and a Working GI tract.
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