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Findings raise new questions about evolution of hormones in mammals

... 2009 New techniques used to examine hormones in feces and urine of mammals in the wild are yielding ... stress in natural populations, Randall collected feces from the great gerbil, Rhombomys opimus, in ... years, Randall and her collaborators collected feces from specific males at various times throughout ...

Hissing cockroaches are popular, but they also host potent mold allergens

... unfortunate characteristic: Their hard bodies and feces are home to many mold species that could be ... can ignore, he said. Without regular cleaning, feces will build up, and the old exoskeletons they shed ... across Ohio. The research group tested the feces first, and, as expected, found mold in the bugs ...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

... of the Econiche vaccine on the probability of detecting E. coli O157:H7 in feces and colonization of the terminal rectum. The researchers concluded that ... significantly reduced the probability for cattle to shed E. coli in feces 65% compared to placebo-treated cattle. A dose-effect was demonstrated ...

American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens

... per week, 60 percent of faucets analyzed failed the hygiene test for having unsatisfactory or heavily contaminated levels of bacteria that come from feces or can cause skin infections. This is dramatically worse than 2008 when only 25 percent of kitchen faucets failed. Of the eight ...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

... separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to urine and feces contamination, complications include abnormal bleeding, infection, scarring from removing too much skin or, in rare cases, removal or loss of the ...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

... separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to urine and feces contamination, complications include abnormal bleeding, infection, scarring from removing too much skin or, in rare cases, removal or loss of the ...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

... A toxoplasmosis infection is caused by toxoplasma gondii, a microscopic parasite that is transformed into its infective form (sporozoites) in the feces of cats. The parasite sheds microscopic eggs (oocysts) in a cat's feces, and the eggs become infective after two to five days. "That is why it ...

Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

... evolutionary scale the termites began producing a liquid that contained protozoa that they would excrete. The termite offspring in turn consume the feces and thereby gain the protozoa in their digestive systems. It took time for all of this to get worked out, the study indicated. The successful ...

International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

... million pet dogs produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year. That's enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste! Dog feces are more than just a nuisance -- pet waste can pose a serious health hazard. Why? A number of common parasites, including roundworm, are transmitted ...

Research Finds Popular Household Pets Transmit Dangerous Parasites to Humans

... percent of the world's human population - and 30 percent of the U.S. population - may be infected. Toxoplasma eggs are shed in an infected cat's feces and then passed to humans when changing cat litter, gardening and petting. In 2000, studies revealed Toxoplasma takes over the brain's main ...

Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

... the study author, Mathias Orvath, of Lund University. "These observations fit nicely with all sorts of things apes do. I have seen apes line up feces as future ammunition," said Frans B.M. de Waal, C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes Primate ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009

... based on data from 192 countries. Using the model, the scientists identified improvements in rural sanitation such as providing safe disposal of feces as the measure in their study with the single greatest impact in reducing deaths from diarrheal disease. "The most important variable for reducing ...

Supplement of probiotics provides a new therapy for ulcerative colitis

... The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University compared the effects of four strains of probiotics which were isolated from healthy human feces by his facility, in order to find one or two obvious effective strains. This investigation showed that all four strains of probiotics ( E.feacalis , ...

New test may help to ensure that dengue vaccines do no harm

... develop just as the fever breaks. Mostly affecting babies between five and eight months of age, DHF causes victims to vomit and pass blood in their feces and urine. If diagnosed quickly, patients respond to intensive hospital treatment and fluids, but mortality can reach 15 percent when undiagnosed. ...

Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

... from the University of Utah have found. Known as the Sin Nombre virus, the hantavirus -- meaning a virus spread by contact with rodent urine and feces -- causes a lung disease in people that has proven fatal about 35 percent of the time, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Live Chickens on Trucks Could Transmit Dangerous Germs

... called "intensively raised poultry" -- are transported in open crates on the back of flatbed trucks. These crates are contaminated with feces and bacteria. The study was conducted on the Delmarva Peninsula, a coastal region shared by Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The peninsula has one ...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... Following administration of an oral [14Csitagliptin dose to healthy subjects, approximately 100% of the administered radioactivity was eliminated in feces (13%) or urine (87%) within one week of dosing. The apparent terminal t1/2 following a 100mg oral dose of sitagliptin was approximately 12.4 hours ...

Colorectal Cancer Screens Detect Unrecognized Disease

... Half the people were assigned to a screening group and received fecal occult blood test kits by mail (the test detects small traces of blood in feces that may indicate early-stage disease), while the other half were assigned to a control group that received routine health services. People whose ...

Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria

... modest harm to beneficial bacteria in the body. In this study, Stanford University's Dr. David Relman and colleagues catalogued bacteria in the feces of volunteers being treated with ciprofloxacin and identified more than 5,600 different bacterial species and strains. However, while the patients ...

Hidden Kitchen Germs Threaten Families

... of kitchen sinks analyzed failed the hygiene test for having unsatisfactory or heavily contaminated levels of bacteria that indicated the presence of feces or can cause skin infections.(5) Given the recent outbreak of Salmonella, linked to tomatoes in 17 states, Americans need to be particularly careful ...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food

... (24 percent) had to be hospitalized. No deaths were reported, according to the report. No pets became ill. However, Salmonella was identified in feces samples from dogs that ate the dry food. In addition, Salmonella was found in open bags of the pet food fed to the dogs and in unopened bags of dog ...

DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas

... director of the Centre for Ancient Genetics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said in a prepared statement. DNA testing indicated the feces belonged to people in haplogroups A2 and B2, which are common in Siberia and East Asia. It's not known exactly who the people living in the caves ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines link between bacteria in the digestive system and obesity

... by the authors focused on the gene content of the gut microbiota in mice. Finding more end products of fermentation and fewer calories in the feces of obese mice led researchers to speculate that the gut microbiota in the obese mice help extract additional calories from ingested food. These ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Examines a Possible Link Between Bacteria Found in the Human Digestive System and Obesity

... by the authors focused on the gene content of the gut microbiota in mice. Finding more end products of fermentation and fewer calories in the feces of obese mice led researchers to speculate that the gut microbiota in the obese mice help extract additional calories from ingested food. "These ...

Infection With Common Parasite Raises Schizophrenia Risk

... in schizophrenia patients can halt progression of the mental illness. Most toxoplasma infections occur early in life through exposure to cat feces or undercooked beef or pork. Infections rarely cause symptoms, but the parasite remains in the body and can become active after being dormant for ...

Toxoplasma infection increases risk of schizophrenia, study suggests

... by paranoia, delusions and hallucinations. Most infections with toxoplasma occur early in life following exposure to the parasite in cat feces or undercooked beef or pork. Infections rarely cause symptoms, but the parasite remains in the body and can reactivate after lying dormant for years. ...

CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood

... in and sometimes eat contaminated soil. Infections are acquired by accidental ingestion of Toxocara eggs found in environments contaminated with feces of infected dogs and cats. This includes play areas and sandboxes. "The results of this study demonstrate that Toxocara infection in the United ...

With the Largest-Ever Buyout of a National Nursing Home Chain Pending ... New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes

... Residents were given unnecessary physical restraints. (iii) -- A resident had an aide refuse to change her soiled adult brief; after sitting in feces for 5 hours, the resident called the police to report resident abuse. (iv) -- A resident developed a necrotic pressure sore. (v) The takeover ...

Story ideas from molecular & cellular proteomics

... eggs also attract molecules from the immune system but this time the chemicals fool the immune system into helping them escape from the body through feces and spread in the environment. These results provide new clues as to how the worms infect the human body and may help design drugs that target some ...

Poultry feces may transmit bird flu virus

... concern regarding the use of poultry waste and feces as food for fish growth as increased the widespread fear that the bird flu virus in the feces may be spread // with the feces to pond farms which may infect wild birds and ...

Avian Flu Unlikely to Spread Through Water Systems

... industry that if a human outbreak occurred, contaminated feces passing through the plant could infect plant workers and spread elsewhere ... studies are needed to see if the viruses stay active when they come out of feces or are at different pH and salinity levels. Similarly, the small ...

Food Safety Extension Specialist Provides Spinach E. coli Advice

... as simple as deer excrement on or near the leaves of a plant. The actual feces may be washed off by rain, irrigation, or other means, but the ... in which the food is grown, in the water that it is irrigated with, in the feces and on the hands of those that harvest and handle it, animals that pass ...

China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market

... No amount of cooking can destroy pesticide residues or antibiotics. Besides they note, turning up their noses, farmers over there use human feces as fertilizer. Lucius Adkins, president of United Poultry Growers Association, representing over 700 producers in Georgia, is outraged. He ...

Mutant Parasites, Unable to Infect Hosts, Highlight Virulence Genes

... the U.S. For example, Toxoplasma can infect any warm-blooded animal and is most commonly acquired from improperly cooked meat or by handling feces from infected cats. Pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk from Toxoplasma infection, which can cause brain ...

E Coli Outbreak Forces Large-scale Recall of Beef Products

... strains can cause abdominal cramps, fever, bloody diarrhea, kidney failure, blindness, paralysis and sometimes death. E. coli is found in the feces of humans and livestock. Most, but not all, E. coli infections are associated with undercooked meat; an outbreak linked to fresh spinach last fall ...

FDA Re-Emphasizes Warnings to Consumers on Risks of Pet Turtles

... from contact with the turtle or its feces, or indirectly through the animal's water. Turtles with Salmonella usually do not appear to be sick. Their feces do not always contain the bacteria, therefore a single negative test does not prove they are Salmonella-free. Although anyone can acquire a ...

Raw (or) Undercooked Sprouts May Carry Harmful Bacteria

... the spinach and lettuce growing in close proximity. Another theory is that water used to wash the produce may have been contaminated with animal feces from nearby farms. Some other Experts feel that E.coli O157:H7 outbreaks are due to the cross-contamination of meats and vegetables in the factories. ...

Outbreak Of Hepatitis-A Among College Students Causes Concern In Nanchang

... report said. Hepatitis A is a liver disease, which can cause jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. The virus spreads from the feces of infected people through contaminated food and water or close contact with the carrier. A preliminary investigation showed that two ...

Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy

... or ingestion, polonium can enter the blood stream and alpha particles can impact organs and vital tissues directly. Polonium-210 is excreted in feces and urine over a period of several months. The polonium-210 dose that will kill 50 percent of persons who internalize it is about 100,000th of ...
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