Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Livestock workers face high MRSA risk

For Michigan State University's Felicia Wu, the surprise isn't that people who work with livestock are at higher risk of picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but instead how much higher their risk levels are.

Medical research

Gene biomarkers indicate liver toxicity quickly and accurately

When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before obtaining regulatory approval. This testing usually involves lengthy and expensive animal studies.

Health

Sweet-taste perception changes as children develop

Compared with adults, children and adolescents are less sensitive to the sweet taste and need 40% more sucrose in a solution for them to detect the taste of sugar, a new study found.

Health

Eat safe: The takeaway on takeout (and other food)

In the weeks since the safer-at-home ordinance went into effect in Los Angeles, we've had to learn to do a lot of things differently. The ways in which we study, work, communicate and interact physically with each other have ...

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