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Investigating Foodborne Disease Outbreak Based on Simulation Game

How do you prepare for a crisis? When does the general public have to be notified of a risk? And how should authorities deal with scientific uncertainty? These questions are being discussed by food safety experts from Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo from 22- 26 October 2018 at the practice workshop "Dealing with foodborne disease outbreaks".

Demand For Actinic Keratosis Treatments Tises

The number of actinic keratosis lesions treated in the Medicare population increased by about 20 percent between 2007 and 2015, according to a billing claims analysis. However, during the same time period, the mean inflation-adjusted payments per 1,000 Medicare Part B fee-for-service beneficiaries decreased from $11,749 to $10,942, due to reimbursement reductions to control the rising costs of actinic keratosis treatment.

Fish Oil Supplements Can Prevent Heart Attacks

A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of getting heart attacks significantly. Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oils have been known to benefit both people with a healthy heart as well as those with heart disease who are at a greater risk of getting heart attacks or strokes say the researchers.