Friday, 24 May 2019

Taiwan’s traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry. At the back of her shop in New Taipei City, Gu tips a plate of freshly cut Chinese liquorice roots […]

Gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. By combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy, the survival of nerve cells and regeneration of nerve fibers over a long distance was stimulated […]

68,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets Recalled Because They May Contain Wood Pieces

More than 68,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets are being recalled because they may contain a not-so-tasty ingredient: wood pieces. On Thursday (Jan. 17), Perdue Foods announced the recall, which involves the company's organic gluten-free chicken breast nuggets, sold under the brand "Perdue SimplySmart Organics," according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to wood contamination

Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood. The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-80656 and the establishment number of P-33944 in the US […]

World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers: 9/11 first responders’ health still threatened from exposure at deadly attack, study finds

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response. The study, which is the […]

Meet Kate Milliken: HIMSS TV Host at HIMSS19

Women In Health ITResource Center Stay Informed Susbscribe today to receive our FREE monthly e-newsletter Have valuable and interesting information to share? contribute today! Featured Contributors Laura Lovett is an associate editor at MobiHealthNews where she covers the intersection of healthcare and technology. She is also a contributing editor to Women in Healthcare IT at […]

Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation

Recent studies have shown that maternal gut microbiota in humans primes the offspring’s immune and metabolic development during pregnancy and lactation. Due to environmental factors that are impractical to control in human studies, however, much remains unknown around changes in maternal gut microbiota during these stages. A new study published in The FASEB Journal utilized […]

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