Archive for May, 2011

The food pyramid is dead. Long live the plate! The USDA today announced the latest attempt to conceptualize the governments dietary advice in a way consumers can understand. (The pyramid was widely regarded as confusing, if not incomprehensible.) Half of the plate (at right) is made up of fruits and vegetables and the other half [...]

Scientists have identified ‘an entirely new super-toxic’ strain of E.coli which has infected more than 1,600 people worldwide, including seven in the UK. Chinese and German researchers have been working round the clock to identify the strain, which has struck people in 10 countries and killed at least 16. A statement from the Beijing Genomics [...]

Emory-created AIDS map pinpoints disease

May 31st, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Aids Map, Map

Created by Emory University, the interactive map uses state and county level data to pinpoint areas where rates of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are highest nationally. It offers a fresh perspective that will help identify areas most in need of prevention resources and hopefully spur people to action, said Patrick Sullivan, Emory associate [...]

An additional 100 workers were also exposed by a respiratory technician who unknowingly carried the disease. The worker, who had a persistent cough for weeks, was diagnosed April 17, Emory spokesman Lance Skelly said. It is unclear how she contracted it. The state Department of Community Health sent letters to 680 former patients who had [...]

Step to it: Walking could be a lifesaver by stopping prostate cancer in its tracks (posed by model) Walking briskly could be a lifesaver for men with prostate cancer, say researchers. At least three hours of walking a week can delay or even prevent the diseases progression. But the benefits are gained only by men [...]