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By Editage Insights | May 09, 2017
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Rice-based baby food found to have illegal levels of arsenic
Rice and rice-based products are commonly given to babies who have been weaned of breast milk as well as young children under the age of five, since rice is nutritious and these products are easily available. However, rice has inorganic arsenic that is ten times higher than other foods, and long-... Read More
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By Editage Insights | January 24, 2017
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Commonly found synthethic chemicals disrupt physiological processes
The University of Buffalo researchers have studied the effect of commonly found synthetic chemicals on human health. Insecticides and garden products such as carbaryl (the third most widely used insecticide in the U.S. but which is illegal in several countries) and carbofuran (the most toxic... Read More
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By Editage Insights | August 02, 2016
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Human nose houses a potential lifesaving antibiotic
When researchers at the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) were studying Staphylococcus lugdunensis, an antibiotic-resistant pathogen that colonizes the human nasal cavity, they discovered that this pathogen was seldom detected in the presence of... Read More
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By Editage Insights | November 05, 2015
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commercial 3-D printed objects toxic
The popularity of 3-D printers is soaring. But how safe are they? Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, found that parts of materials produced by common commercial 3-D printers – including the one that melts plastic to build a part, and another that uses light to turn a liquid... Read More
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By Editage Insights | September 08, 2015
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Commonly prescribed drug changes brain structures in depressed and non-depressed people
Sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) marketed as Zoloft, is commonly prescribed for treating individuals suffering from depression. Apart from this, sertraline is also prescribed for individuals who are being treated for bulimia, hot flashes, obsessive-compulsive disorder,... Read More

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