According to the American Bakers Association, prices for eggs for use in commercial food manufacturing and bakeries has increased more than 200% in recent months. Members of the association have not been able to acquire enough eggs to conduct their commercial businesses, and some have resorted to buying shell eggs and cracking them individually. At least one grocery store has limited egg purchasing to three cartons per customer to discourage commercial manufacturers from buying shell eggs in bulk. … [Read more...] about As Bird Flu Looms, USDA Takes Steps to Facilitate Egg Imports Processes
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said on Friday they have culled almost 1,000 pigs near Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province in northeast China, after discovering an outbreak of deadly African swine fever (ASF). … [Read more...] about China culls pigs after first African swine flu outbreak
Unlike other form of cancers, gliobastoma has no cure. The American Brain Tumor Association describes it as 'malignant Grade IV tumors, where a large portion of tumor cells are reproducing and dividing at any given time.' Though it mainly affects the brain, in very rare cases, the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. However, DCVax, an American personal therapy that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer, made headlines last May when research stated that it is effective in increasing the patient's life span. … [Read more...] about 19-Year-Old Discovers Her Flu Was Actually Aggressive Brain Tumors
A. DDT: A Case StudyDDT provides a great example of how reframing an environmental issue as a public health one can lead to great successes in ameliorating the problem. When DDT was used as a pesticide, many studies illustrated the harm the pesticide was having on wildlife, such as the bald eagle. However, it wasn’t until DDT was connected with an increase in cancer risk in humans that federal action was taken to ban the pesticide.[xl] The toxic effects of DDT were known since it was first used, but the effects were considered to be acute.[xli] DDT was also very popular during wartime when many soldiers were dying from tropical disease. The first studies focused on how DDT would accumulate in the fat of animals, but the studies were considered “inconclusive because of their questionable transfer from animal-studies to man.”[xlii] Essentially multiple studies on the effects of DDT on birds, mosquito larvae, ducks and duck eggs were conducted and they all … [Read more...] about Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework
One final hurdle to the open workplace is corporate culture. In theory, today’s generation is more accustomed to working in a large, collaborative grouping, but the science says that the impact of an open workplace on the ability to concentrate and remain undistracted is just as great as with any other generation. What the Millennials do have on the rest of us is fewer pre-conceived notions about the value of the “corner office.” Many workers already out there have an expectation that their loyalty and hard work will be rewarded with their own office. Having that private space taken away may be viewed as a drop in status if corporate culture does not evolve with the office layout. … [Read more...] about Open Workplaces: Are We Really Opening A Can Of Worms?