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10 Fast-Food Restaurants That Serve Healthy Foods

By |2020-08-09T19:18:34+00:00August 9th, 2020|

While most fast foods are based on cheap, unhealthy ingredients, many fast-food establishments now offer healthy alternatives. Some major chains even focus exclusively on providing healthy fast food. These can be life-savers when you don’t have the time or energy to cook a healthy meal. Here are 10 fast-food restaurants that have some healthy options on the menu. [...]

We Need to Talk About Ventilation

By |2020-08-09T19:18:32+00:00August 9th, 2020|

I recently took a drive-through COVID-19 test at the University of North Carolina. Everything was well organized and efficient: I was swabbed for 15 uncomfortable seconds and sent home with two pages of instructions on what to do if I were to test positive, and what precautions people living with or tending to COVID-19 patients [...]

BfR addresses risk of E. coli in flour

By |2020-08-09T19:18:29+00:00August 9th, 2020|

A German risk assessment agency has issued an opinion after STEC was frequently found in flour samples. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) was detected in multiple flour samples (wheat, spelt and rye) from mills during routine food monitoring in Germany in 2018. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) asked the German Federal Institute for Risk [...]

Targetable Biological Mechanisms Implicated in Emergent Psychiatric Conditions Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

By |2020-08-08T20:13:35+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in 2019 and then rapidly led to a pandemic with widespread cases of SARS and excess mortality. In response, mitigation efforts (including social distancing, quarantining, and closing of businesses and schools) have resulted in an unprecedented economic downfall. There is concern that these environmental stressors, augmented by [...]

The Three Key Hurdles for a Coronavirus Vaccine to Clear

By |2020-08-08T20:13:33+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Vaccines have transformed the world, saving hundreds of millions of lives. They are also by far our best hope to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Our other choices for stopping the disease are staying apart, which hammers our economy and society, or building “herd immunity” through natural infection, which would mean more than a million deaths in [...]

The lowdown on the low-FODMAP diet

By |2020-08-08T19:08:26+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that produces distressing symptoms like abdominal pain, significant bloating, and altered bowel movements that can shuttle between diarrhea and constipation. While changing what you eat won’t cure you, an evidence-based approach called the low-FODMAP diet is the most frequently prescribed food plan to help relieve IBS symptoms. Studies [...]

Thomson International Inc. Conducts Voluntary Recall of Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions Because of Possible Salmonella Risk

By |2020-08-08T19:08:25+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Company Announcement Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present.  The onions are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with [...]

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp — Georgia, June 2020

By |2020-08-08T19:08:23+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Limited data are available about transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), among youths. During June 17–20, an overnight camp in Georgia (camp A) held orientation for 138 trainees and 120 staff members; staff members remained for the first camp session, scheduled during June 21–27, and were joined by 363 campers [...]

Microbiota modulate sympathetic neurons via a gut–brain circuit

By |2020-08-06T19:53:00+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Abstract Connections between the gut and brain monitor the intestinal tissue and its microbial and dietary content1, regulating both physiological intestinal functions such as nutrient absorption and motility2,3, and brain-wired feeding behaviour2. It is therefore plausible that circuits exist to detect gut microorganisms and relay this information to areas of the central nervous system that, [...]

Bioinspired oral delivery of gut microbiota by self-coating with biofilms

By |2020-08-06T19:52:59+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Abstract Transplanting beneficial bacteria to the gut microbiome can positively modulate the bacterial composition and remains of great interest in prevention and treatment. However, environmental assaults and rapid transit times in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract result in low oral bioavailability and limited intestinal colonization. Here, we describe a bioinspired strategy of self-coating with biofilms that endows [...]