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Probiotic Yogurt Could Help Protect Against Heavy Metal Poisoning And Environmental Toxins
2014-10-09 03:09:01

Provided by Lawson Health Research Institute New research shows probiotic yogurt can reduce the uptake of certain heavy metals and environmental toxins by up to 78% in pregnant women. Led by Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute's Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research, this study provides the first clinical evidence that a probiotic yogurt can be used to reduce the deadly health risks associated with mercury and arsenic. Environmental toxins like mercury...

2014-10-06 12:23:20

Cost effective oral swab test now available to healthcare providers and families BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOXYScreen, a patented, non-invasive and cost effective oral fluid test for heavy metals such as lead, announced that it is now available to healthcare providers, communities and families. TOXYScreen test kits use a simple oral swab to collect ultra-filtrated blood plasma from oral fluid to test for exposure to Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), and Arsenic (As)....

2014-01-20 09:53:44

Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive. Researchers from the University of Georgia discovered the bacteria on a recent field expedition to Mono Lake in California, and their experiments with this unusual organism show that it may one day become a useful tool for industry and environmental protection. The bacteria use elements that are notoriously...

2013-10-08 23:32:36

In a recently published research study on arsenic in America's tap water, it was discovered that more than 49 million people are consuming varying amounts of cancer-causing arsenic. This revealing study provides valuable insight based on the results of millions of actual drinking water test data performed by more than 50,000 public water systems nationwide. Natick, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Purdex announces the release of a research paper showing that more than 49...

2013-10-03 23:03:06

Agency Responds to Petition Brought by Health Care Without Harm and Eight Other Health and Environmental Groups Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 In a letter responding to a petition brought by nine major health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), on September 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will withdraw 98 of 101 approvals given to arsenic-based animal drugs. This action will remove three of the four...

2013-09-30 23:01:59

Pionetics® Corporation is pleased to announce that LINX® Drinking Water Systems can help protect consumers from Arsenic contamination in their drinking water. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Pionetics® Corporation is pleased to announce that LINX® Drinking Water Systems can help protect consumers from Arsenic contamination in their drinking water. In recent news, it has been reported that California’s Central Valley has drinking water contaminated with...

Rice Products Found To Contain Low Amounts Of Arsenic
2013-09-07 04:22:44

[ Watch the Video: Can Eating Rice Kill You? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Testing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found low levels of arsenic in rice, but the agency said that the amounts of the carcinogen aren’t enough to make the popular side dish dangerous to eat. According to the Associated Press (AP), the FDA tested 1,300 samples of rice and rice products. While the overall amounts varied, they reported that brown rice contains...

2013-09-05 11:30:26

Even before they are born, babies accumulate changes in their DNA through a process called DNA methylation that may interfere with gene expression, and in turn, their health as they grow up. But until now it's been unclear just how long these changes during the prenatal period persist. In a new study, researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health establish that signs of DNA methylation persist through early childhood, suggesting...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin