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Maple Syrup Helps Antibiotics Defeat Bacteria

How the food industry relies on scientists with big tobacco ties, how maple syrup helps antibiotics and more.

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Maple Syrup Helps Antibiotics Defeat Bacteria

How the food industry relies on scientists with big tobacco ties, how maple syrup helps antibiotics and more.

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NPR: How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

"The food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists — including several with ties to Big Tobacco — to determine whether additives it is adding to food products are safe. And these relationships often allow food companies to avoid a rigorous pre-market government safety review, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of publicly available data. Critics of the system that ushers new food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on the food industry for income, they may be less likely to contest the safety of ingredients companies hope to market." Click here to read the full story.

Web MD: Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

"The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially as altitude increases. For example, Utah has an average state elevation of 6,100 feet. That state's ADHD rate is half that of states at sea level, they said." Click here to read the full story.

Medical News Today: Maple Syrup Helps Antibiotics Defeat Bacteria

"Writing in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Nathalie Tufenkji, a chemical engineering professor, and colleagues describe how they found concentrated maple syrup extract makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. The researchers made their discoveries from working with lab-based colonies of bacteria. But they hope the maple syrup extract will have the same effect on bacterial infections in human patients." Click here to read the full story.