Stop cruel chicken breeding practices: Opinion

Stop cruel chicken breeding practices: Opinion

Karen Davis, Reader Published 1:27 p.m. ET Dec. 20, 2017 Buy Photo Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns, holds Miss Char, one of more than 100 rescued domestic fowl at her Machipongo home, which also serves as the non-profit’s farm fowl sanctuary.(Photo: Staff photo by Jay Diem)Buy Photo Regarding “‘Hit him on the head, then kill him,’” by Carol Vaughn of the Eastern Shore News: I wish to address a specific cruelty noted in…

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UK will not ‘shut up’ about chlorine-rinsed poultry after US complaints

UK will not ‘shut up’ about chlorine-rinsed poultry after US complaints

Responding to comments​​ made by Ted McKinney, undersecretary for trade at the US Department of Agriculture, Kath Dalmeny, Sustain’s chief executive questioned the US’ stance on the controversial approach and its related safety aspects. “The US can’t seem to make up their minds,”​ she said in a statement. “First they insisted chlorine washed chicken was safe to eat, but now they’re saying they don’t really use chlorine anymore.​ “At the same time, they’re telling us…

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Migraine tied to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Migraine tied to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

(Reuters Health) – People with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, stroke, and an irregular heart beat than individuals who don’t experience these headaches, a Danish study suggests. While migraines have long been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, the current study offers fresh evidence that these headaches may also be tied to other types of cardiovascular problems, said lead author Dr….

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The World Bank’s role in the systematic looting of Africa

The World Bank’s role in the systematic looting of Africa

Attracting foreign direct investment in mining is counter-productive. The bank concedes, “Especially for resource-rich countries, the depletion of natural resources is often not compensated for by other investments. The warnings provided by negative adjusted net savings in many countries and in the region as a whole should not be ignored.” But warnings such as the 2012 Gaborone Declaration by 10 African leaders are mainly ignored. There is a simple reason, related to power. “The adjusted…

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How farming and fracking changed the US oil industry

How farming and fracking changed the US oil industry

Opinion: thanks to corn ethanol and fracking, the US is now on the cusp of achieving energy independence The modern history of the United States is inextricably linked with oil and the Middle East, but this is rapidly changing. This week, the US hit a near 50-year high in domestic oil production, further reducing its reliance on OPEC, and now looks instead to Canada for the bulk of its oil imports. While future oil trends are impossible…

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2 rare diseases may be added to newborn screenings

2 rare diseases may be added to newborn screenings

Like a typical 12-year-old girl, Haley Hayes texts, browses the internet, socializes with friends and family, and loves to sing – especially to Carrie Underwood. What Haley doesn’t typically share with her peers is that she was born with a rare genetic condition called Pompe disease. Haley has suffered muscle loss and other complications because of the disease. She might have been spared some of those health problems had she been born in a different…

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Global Infectious Diseases Partnering 2012-2018: Deal trends, players and financials

Global Infectious Diseases Partnering 2012-2018: Deal trends, players and financials

LONDON, Fev. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/3021533 Trends in Infectious Diseases partnering dealsFinancial deal terms for headline, upfront and royalty by stage of developmentInfectious Diseases partnering agreement structureInfectious Diseases partnering contract documentsTop Infectious Diseases deals by valueMost active Infectious Diseases dealmakers Most of the deals included within the report occur when a licensee obtains a right or an option right to license a licensor’s product or technology. More often these days…

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Doctor stresses about heart diseases during Heart Month

Doctor stresses about heart diseases during Heart Month

(St. Vincent Hospital) EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - In honor of Heart Month, St. Vincent Hospital is offering a weekly lecture series for the community. Cardiologists are hosting a free community lecture series. Wednesday’s speaker was Dr. A.J. Voelkel, who talked about caring for your heart. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and is responsible for over 600,000 deaths…

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Off-Switch for ‘Molecular Machine’ Active in Many Diseases Discovered

Off-Switch for ‘Molecular Machine’ Active in Many Diseases Discovered

Queensland, Australia (Scicasts) — A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer’s and gout. University of Queensland researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it manually when it goes awry. UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) researcher Associate Professor Kate Schroder said this inflammation…

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Researchers develop new system for early diagnosis of many diseases

Researchers develop new system for early diagnosis of many diseases

February 6, 2018 According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide. At the same time, 80 out of 100 cases of stroke can be prevented. The number of people suffering from various diseases of the musculoskeletal system is also steadily growing every year. With the large amount of medical data on human health available in digital form, the possibilities of modern smartphones and the lack of solutions on…

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Community steps up to help Carmel couple battling different rare diseases

Community steps up to help Carmel couple battling different rare diseases

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CARMEL, Ind. — Elizabeth Quinby is battling a rare blood cancer, a similar disease to the one that killed her father. Unable to work and denied disability benefits, Elizabeth feels more than “down on her luck.” And that was before life got even harder over the last month. Now, she’s taken on new fights as her husband faces challenges too. With Elizabeth growing weaker from her cancer, she had…

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A Rare Disease Day Timeline [Infographic]

A Rare Disease Day Timeline [Infographic]

For the past 35 years, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the Orphan Drug Tax Credit have been doing as much as possible to alleviate the issues and concerns plaguing the rare disease community. Every February for the past decade, though, patients, family members, and the general public have been encouraged to join in by observing Rare Disease Day. 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural event, and, as always, people around…

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Vegetable Garden disease management continued | The Calhoun Times

Vegetable Garden disease management continued | The Calhoun Times

I would like to continue our topic from last week on vegetable garden disease management. Vegetable gardening is the top hobby for many citizens in the area. I do not take the word hobby lightly since vegetable gardening takes dedication and means a lot of work for the gardener. I also realize that many people use the yield as the main source of feeding their family. Vegetable gardening can be a great outdoor activity that…

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Bacteria In Dairy Products Linked To Autoimmune Diseases

Bacteria In Dairy Products Linked To Autoimmune Diseases

Want healthy joints? Maybe put down that glass of milk. A study from the University of Central Florida suggests that a bacterium easily acquired by consuming dairy products, beef, or produce grown in cow manure may trigger development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in those who are genetically predisposed to the disease. About 1.3 million adults in the US and 400,000 in the UK suffer from pain, progressive joint deformity, and organ damage associated with RA. The research was…

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The DNA database that is key to beating our rarest diseases | Science

The DNA database that is key to beating our rarest diseases | Science

The future now holds hope for children like Sam Ward, and doctors say many other people are set to benefit Sam Ward, who has a rare genetic mutation, with his mother Jillian Hastings Ward. Jillian Hastings Ward gave birth to her second child, Sam, almost four years ago. For the first few months of his life, the boy appeared to be in good health. “Then we realised that he was not making proper visual contact,…

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