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Red meat primes body for intestinal germ
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 05/11/2011 05:56 PM

Paris:  A steady diet of red meat makes the body more susceptible to a virulent form of intestinal bug that can cause bloody diarrhea and even death, according to a study published recently.Researchers in the United States and Australia said persistently eating red meat appears to prime the body for exposure to this potent form of Escherichia coli (E. coli).    The meat naturally contains sugar molecules called Neu5Gc that accumulate in cells lining the intestines and blood vessels.These molecules also act as a sort of magnet for the toxins exuded by the E. coli strain, thus making it easier fo... read more

tags: health, red meat, intestinal germ, e. coli

Germ clue to tragic 'cot death' babies
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 07/12/2013 01:36 PM

Paris:  British researchers say they have found strains of germs that appear to play a stealthy role in the rare but mysterious disorder known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Also known as cot death, SIDS is defined as the sudden and unexpected death of an infant aged between a week and a year, but the causes are believed to be many and are fiercely debated.

Writing in recent issue of The Lancet, pediatricians from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London reviewed autopsies of 507 infants who had died of SIDS between 1996 and 2005.

The team divided the cases into... read more

tags: health, baby, babies, infants, cot deaths, sids, sudden infant cot death, sudden infant death syndrome, germ

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