Secret Ingredients: Who Knows What’s in Your Food?

  Secret Ingredients: Who Knows What’s in Your Food? http://tinyurl.com/zwu7895 Wendee Nicole Wendee Nicole, based in Houston, TX, has written for Nature, Scientific American, National Wildlife, and other magazines.   British chef and food activist Jamie Oliver ignited a firestorm in January 2011 when he mentioned on theLate Show with David Letterman that castoreum, a substance used to augment some strawberry and vanilla flavorings, comes from what he described as “rendered beaver anal gland.”1 The next year, vegans were outraged to learn that Starbucks used … Continue reading

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Can Herpes Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Can Herpes Cause Alzheimer’s Disease? http://tinyurl.com/gr4fqab Itzhaki, Ruth F.a; * | Lathe, Richardb | Balin, Brian J.c | Ball, Melvyn J.d | Bearer, Elaine L.e | Braak, Heikof | Bullido, Maria J.g | Carter, Chrish | Clerici, Marioi | Cosby, S. Louisej | Del Tredici, Kellyf | Field, Hughk | Fulop, Tamasl | Grassi, Claudiom | Griffin, W. Sue T.n | Haas, Jürgenb | Hudson, Alan P.o | Kamer, Angela R.p | Kell, Douglas B.q | Licastro, Federicor | Letenneur, Lucs | Lövheim, Hugot … Continue reading

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Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk.

Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk. http://tinyurl.com/h6vzzns Huang B1, Law MW, Khong PL. 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Room 406, Block K, Hong Kong. Abstract PURPOSE: To estimate the radiation dose from whole-body fluorine 18 ((18)F)-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) studies and to evaluate the induced cancer risk to U.S. and Hong Kong populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fluorine 18-FDG PET/CT studies obtained by using a 64-detector CT … Continue reading

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Genetic Radiation Risks-A Neglected Topic in the Low Dose

Genetic Radiation Risks-A Neglected Topic in the Low Dose http://tinyurl.com/zosu2v8 Busby C1, Schmitz-Feuerhake I2, Pflugbeil S3. 1Environmental Research SIA, Riga, Latvia. 2University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 3German Society for Radiation Protection, Berlin, Germany. Abstract The committee of the United Nations for the Evaluation of Radiation Effects UNSCEAR as well as the International Commission on Radiological Protection ICRP up to now have derived a very low risk for hereditary diseases in humans from experiments in mice. They claim that there are no human data to refer … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index (GI), Glycemic Load (GL) and Lung Cancer Risk

Glycemic Index (GI), Glycemic Load (GL) and Lung Cancer Risk http://tinyurl.com/jq5hmqq Stephanie C. Melkonian1, Carrie R. Daniel1, Yuanqing Ye1, Jeanne A. Pierzynski1, Jack A. Roth2, and Xifeng Wu1,*, 1Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. ↵*Corresponding Author: Xifeng Wu, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1340, 1155 Pressler Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030. Phone: 713-745-2485; Fax: 713-792-4657; E-mail: … Continue reading

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Significant Associations with the Inflammation Biomarkers for age, BMI, Dietary Saturated fat, and EPA+DHA Omega-3 fatty acids

Significant Associations with the Inflammation Biomarkers for age, BMI, Dietary Saturated fat, and EPA+DHA Omega-3 fatty acids http://tinyurl.com/hyjq6hn Sandi L. Navarro1,*, Elizabeth D. Kantor1,2, Xiaoling Song1, Ginger L. Milne3, Johanna W. Lampe1, Mario Kratz1, and Emily White1 1Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Division of Public Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington. 2Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, New York, New York. 3Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. ↵*Corresponding Author: Sandi L. Navarro, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 … Continue reading

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Metformin use after Cervical Cancer Diagnosis among Older Women with Diabetes may be Associated with a Significant Decrease in Mortality

Metformin use after Cervical Cancer Diagnosis among Older Women with Diabetes may be Associated with a Significant Decrease in Mortality http://tinyurl.com/jjrnofe Kathy Han1,2,*, Melania Pintilie3, Lorraine L. Lipscombe4,55, Iliana C. Lega4, Michael F. Milosevic1,2, and Anthony W. Fyles1,2 1Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 3Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 4Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 5Institute … Continue reading

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Higher Rates of Antidepressant Use Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

  Higher Rates of Antidepressant Use Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease http://tinyurl.com/j25ksu5 Puranen A1,2, Taipale H1,2,3, Koponen M1,2, Tanskanen A4,5,6, Tolppanen AM2,3, Tiihonen J4,6, Hartikainen S1,2.   1Kuopio Research Centre of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 2School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 3Research Centre for Comparative Effectiveness and Patient Safety (RECEPS), University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 4Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 5National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. 6Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Niuvanniemi Hospital, University … Continue reading

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Hostile attitudes and effortful coping in young adulthood predict cognition 25 years later

Hostile attitudes and effortful coping in young adulthood predict cognition 25 years later http://tinyurl.com/zg5xmrl Emiliano Albanese, MD, PhD, Karen A. Matthews, PhD, Julia Zhang, MSc, David R. Jacobs Jr, PhD, Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, Virginia G. Wadley, PhD, Kristine Yaffe, MD, Stephen Sidney, MD, PhD and Lenore J. Launer, PhD +SHOW AFFILIATIONS | + SHOW FULL DISCLOSURES Correspondence to Dr. Launer: launerl@nia.nih.gov Published online before print March 2, 2016doi:http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000002517Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002517   ABSTRACT Objective: We studied the relation of early-life (mean age 25 years) and mid-life (mean age 50 years) cognitive function to early measures … Continue reading

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Recognizing and preventing epilepsy-related mortality

Recognizing and preventing epilepsy-related mortality http://tinyurl.com/gp8oojy Orrin Devinsky, MD, Tanya Spruill, PhD, David Thurman, MD, PhD and Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc +SHOW AFFILIATIONS | + SHOW FULL DISCLOSURES Correspondence to Dr. Devinsky: od4@nyu.edu Published online before print December 16, 2015doi:http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000002253Neurology February 23, 2016 vol. 86 no. 8 779-786 ABSTRACT Epilepsy is associated with a high rate of premature mortality from direct and indirect effects of seizures, epilepsy, and antiseizure therapies. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the second leading neurologic cause of total lost potential life-years after stroke, … Continue reading

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Cause of death and predictors of mortality in a community-based cohort of people with epilepsy

Cause of death and predictors of mortality in a community-based cohort of people with epilepsy http://tinyurl.com/hdbgazx Mark R. Keezer, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C), Gail S. Bell, MB, ChB, MD, Aidan Neligan, PhD, MRCP, Jan Novy, MD, PhD and Josemir W. Sander, MD, PhD, FRCP +SHOW AFFILIATIONS| + SHOW FULL DISCLOSURES Correspondence to Dr. Sander: l.sander@ucl.ac.uk Published online before print January 15, 2016doi:http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000002390Neurology February 23, 2016 vol. 86 no. 8 704-712 ABSTRACT Objective: The risk of premature mortality is increased in people with epilepsy. The reasons for this and how it … Continue reading

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Association between sleep disorders and injury: a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study

Association between sleep disorders and injury: a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study http://tinyurl.com/z3ta5z2 Chia-Ling Lin1,2, Chi-Hsiang Chung3, Yu-Hsia Tsai1,4, Wu-Chien Chien5,6 Author Affiliations 1School of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan 3Taiwanese Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Association, Taipei, Taiwan 4Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan 5Department of Medical Research, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan 6School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, … Continue reading

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