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Epidemiologists Detects Foodborne Illness And Outbreaks In NYC Restaurants

Researchers from the Health Department has identified and investigated approximately 28,000 complaints of suspected foodborne illness overall since 2012. Using Yelp, 311, and reports from health care providers. 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness were identified solely through a computer system jointly created with Columbia University's Department of Computer Science. This study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Socioeconomic causes in low-income areas could predict heart failure risk

According to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Neighborhood-level socioeconomic factors in low-income areas may significantly predict heart failure risk beyond individual health factors and socioeconomic status. Researchers grouped the participants in three groups ranging from the least-deprived to the most-deprived neighborhoods. During an average follow-up of more than five years, 4,300 participants were diagnosed with heart failure.

Low-level Radiation Exposure is Less of Health Risk than Modern Living

Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life due to its use in medicine, industry and the armed forces. Whilst the risks to human health from medium and high-level radiation are relatively well-understood, the risks at lower levels are less clear. A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society revealed that health risks associated with low-level exposure to ionizing radiation are less pronounced compared to other lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking and air pollution.

New Antifungal Drug to Tackle Superbugs

Microscopic yeasts have been wreaking havoc in hospitals around the world – creeping into catheters, ventilator tubes, and IV lines – and causing deadly invasive infection. One culprit species, Candida auris, is resistant to many antifungals, meaning once a person is infected, there are limited treatment options. But in a recent Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy study, confirmed a new drug compound kills drug-resistant C. auris, both in the laboratory and in a mouse model that mimics human infection.

Fibre-rich Diet Could Help Prevent Arthritis

It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. In the recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have discovered that a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones.