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The One Gene, Menu Labeling, Holiday Food Stress, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Food, Family, Forecast: Countdown to Thanksgiving

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Water Quality Research, Phosphates, Nitrates, Heavy Metals, Duckweed, Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project, U.S. Geological Survey, South Dakota Water Resources Institute, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

Aquatic Plant May Help Remove Contaminants From Lakes

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A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might be a viable option for remove phosphorus, nitrates, nitrites and even heavy metals from lakes, ponds and slow-moving waterbodies.

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Don’t Let the Stress of Managing Diabetes Ruin Seasonal Fun

For people with diabetes, planning ahead for the holidays is important, but challenging. AADE recommends the following tips to ensure a healthy and happy holiday season.

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UF/IFAS Experts: Clean and Cook Holiday Meals Thoroughly

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Here are hints to avoid food-borne illnesses from a holiday meal.

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Avoid Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season with Tips From UTHealth Experts

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This holiday season, think twice before you do that late-night nibbling at the buffet table, particularly if it has been sitting out for a while. One bite of crab dip or deviled eggs gone bad, and you may be moving your holiday festivities to the bathroom — or the hospital.

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Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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The Medical Minute: Safe Cooking Over the Holidays

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Holding the title of household chef or Thanksgiving host doesn’t bring automatic food safety knowledge – especially when transforming a several-pound piece of poultry into the centerpiece of mouthwatering meal.

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New “Sugar-Glass” Film Uses Viruses to Kill Harmful Bacteria in Food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial “sugar-glass” coating in which viruses that destroy bacteria are embedded and are kept stable for up to three months.







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