Archive: 02/20/2009

Field of germs: Food safety is in farm worker's hands

The recent salmonella outbreak linked to 575 illnesses and eight deaths across 43 states was shown to come from a dirty peanut processing plant in Georgia. And while it is essential for food processing plants to be clean ...

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Health
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Incidence rates of cervical cancer linked to deprivation

The rate of cervical cancer varies among different geographical areas in Southeast England according to a new study published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health. The study shows that the occurrence of cer ...

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Cancer
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New approach to dental visits may ease kids' fears

For many children, a trip to the doctor or dentist is a stressful experience. The sensory environment (i.e., the sounds, smells, and lights associated with the clinical setting) can cause a child's anxiety levels to rise. ...

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Health
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Unhealthy lifestyle more than doubles stroke risk

People who lead unhealthy lifestyles are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke than those who eat and drink sensibly, don't smoke, and take regular exercise, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Health
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