Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S. since 2004

The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in […]Related:Feds crack down on e-liquid packaging that looks like candy, juice boxesCDC director asks that his $375,000 salary be cut after questions raised22 states now affected by dangerous outbreak of E. coli illness from romaine lettuce
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President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Universal Health Coverage charter during the launch of the UHC pilot programme in Kisumu on 13 December 2018. Photo courtesy: PSCUBy Sicily Kariuki and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 2018 (IPS)According to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the implementation of UHC is “more a political than an economic challenge”. Of all the Sustainable Development Goals, few would rival good health as the definition of a country that has a sustainable, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous future, and the launch this week of the pilot phas...
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Abstract Titanium and its alloys are widely used in many clinical applications, but implant-associated infection may lead to implant failure. Because of the increasing concern about antibiotic resistant pathogen, photothermal therapy (PTT) as a new treatment strategy has received considerable attention. In this work, gold nanorods (GNRs) photoexcited by the near-infrared (NIR) light were immobilized on Ti surface by electrostatic surface self-assembly technique. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were used to explore the morphology and composition of the GN...
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Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: LWTAuthor(s): Ji-Hoon Kang, Jun-Beom Park, Kyung Bin SongAbstractAntimicrobial activities of quaternary ammonium surfactants (QAS) have been reported, but the effects of various QAS on the disinfection of foodborne pathogens on fresh produce have not been compared. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine the most effective QAS to be used as a disinfectant for fresh produce to replace chlorine-based sanitizers through comparison of inhibitory activities of the various QAS (benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, cetylpyridinium chloride, cetyltrimet...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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