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Prescribing antibiotics, narcotics, and opioids is common but little benefit for patients

American College of Physicians publishes survey results of internal medicine physicians ...

A safer supper: Study finds recipes with hand-washing, temperature reminders improve food safety

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University researchers have discovered the secret ingredient to improving kitchen food safety: include hand-washing reminders and meat thermometer ...

Food regulators seize adulterated milk products for food safety violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service seized more than 4 million pounds of product produced by Valley Milk ... Full story

‘Curb junk food ads targeting kids at most vulnerable’, says WHO report

Covert tracking of children’s emotions by junk food marketers intrusively preys on kids at their most vulnerable and must be stopped, an internationally respected Flinders researcher says. ... Full story

Food safety, from farm to fork

Risk of foodborne illness may rise during the holidays ... Full story

Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal

A group of scientists from The University of Manchester, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the UK’s synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, has completed ... Full story

CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes

Preventable cancer, stroke, and heart deaths down; preventable injury deaths up ... Full story

How to prevent 440,000 yearly deaths due to medical errors

First Ph.D. program in U.S. trains scientists to see, fix chinks in health care system ... Full story

National trial to assess drugs for severe seizures

Researchers to examine medications in patients brought to emergency rooms ... Full story

PRE-DRINKING A KEY DRIVER OF alcohol-related harm

A new Deakin-led study has confirmed Australians have a major problem with alcohol, prompting the report’s author to call for a minimum unit price per standard drink. ... Full story

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