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Frighteningly Fattening Fall Foods

By |2018-10-22T06:00:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Potpie Perils When fall arrives, many of us turn to hearty foods, like creamy chicken potpie. One pie from the grocery freezer case can have more than 1,000 calories. For a fraction of the calories, try a flavorful roast chicken breast and a warm, whole wheat roll. Game-Day Grub Favorites like chips, nachos, pizza, wings, [...]

Salmonella and Listeria fears about corn prompts two small chicken salad recalls

By |2018-10-22T06:00:09+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Two food-producers using corn as an ingredient recalled ready-to-eat salad products Friday over possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Houston-based GHSW, LLC and Caito Foods, LLC  in  Indianapolis were among a growing list of companies recalling food out of fear of the dual contaminants. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) also on Friday said Canada’s McCain Foods was [...]

Rheumatology-Oncology: Understanding Autoimmunity Through the Lens of Checkpoint Inhibitor Biology

By |2018-10-22T05:53:51+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

By Leonard Calabrese, DO The intersection of the fields of rheumatology and oncology has advanced rapidly with the introduction of the first checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) ipilimumab (anti-CTLA4) in 2011 for treatment of advanced melanoma. Since then, five more drugs additionally targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway have been introduced for an increasing number of cancer indications, including a [...]

Wellingtonians become guinea pigs in search for universal flu vaccine

By |2018-10-22T05:53:48+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Every year sometime in Autumn, Kiwis across the country line up to get jabbed in the arm. They are trying to fend off the watery eyes, sore throats, aching body, fevers and chills all associated with the dreaded flu, by getting the flu vaccine that should hold them through to the next year. However, scientists tucked [...]

Time to act: air pollution is damaging our brains as well as our lungs

By |2018-10-22T05:53:42+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Air pollution has countless victims—nearly nine out of ten people across the globe breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization – and new research from London suggests it even reaches the unborn, moving from a mothers’ lungs to placenta and foetus. While the toll breathing polluted air exacts on health and physical well-being is well documented and well-known, [...]

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems

By |2018-10-22T05:53:35+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Findings can help scientists engineer nanoparticles that are ‘benign by design’ Personal electronic devices — smartphones, computers, TVs, tablets, screens of all kinds — are a significant and growing source of the world’s electronic waste. Many of these products use nanomaterials, but little is known about how these modern materials and their tiny particles interact [...]

The percentage of unvaccinated toddlers in the US has quadrupled

By |2018-10-22T05:52:36+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Disease Please Things vaccines do: train our immune systems to battle life-threatening diseases. Things vaccines don’t do: cause health problems. Yet like bed bugs in a seedy motel, the anti-vaccination movement in the U.S. simply refuses to die. In fact, based on a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of unvaccinated children in [...]

Shining Light on a Mysterious Illness: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

By |2018-10-22T05:52:21+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Add multiple chemical sensitivity to the long list of chronic diseases that have been written off as psychosomatic for far too long. Chronic diseases are inherently complex and confusing for patients and doctors alike. Fortunately, we live in a time where awareness for ‘invisible illnesses’ are on the rise. Hopefully, we can continue to spread [...]

Arizona cancels vaccine program after backlash from parents who don’t vaccinate

By |2018-10-22T05:52:16+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

PHOENIX – The state of Arizona has canceled a vaccine education program after receiving complaints from parents who don’t immunize their school-age children. The pilot online course, modeled after programs in Oregon and Michigan, was created in response to the rising number of Arizona schoolchildren skipping school-required immunizations against diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough because of their parents’ beliefs. But some parents, who [...]