Getting Wounded on the Street Has New Danger


examiner-3e5eacb88ff4f581cdbbb8c87c4e5c20Woman Falls Off Bike, Gets Flesh-Eating Bacteria

‘The story starts with Kylie’s bike and a bad idea.

“‘I kind of knew from the beginning. It wasn’t the most genius idea,” she said. “I wasn’t really wanting to play the game,” she said, “bike tag.” “Bike tag? Never heard of it,” we asked. “Don’t play it,” she said.

‘”I knew it was a bad idea,” Kylie’s mom said.

‘”But, it seemed fun. We had a blast,” Kylie said.

‘Until…Kylie fell off. She cut her knee on the trail, which is paved. She got stitches, and the injury did not seem that serious.

‘”That’s when more adventure started,” Kylie said.

‘”When did you realize something could be wrong?” we asked Kylie. “That night, when I was at home, my thigh started to become inflamed,” she answered.

‘Kylie went back to the hospital.

“‘The next thing you know, it’s almost a week later,” Kylie said. “Right. You’d been sedated,” her mom added…’
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Are Americans Too Stupid For GMO Labeling?
Congressional Panel Says So
‘People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they’re eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.

‘”I really worry that labeling does more harm than good, that it leads too many people away from it and it diminishes the market for GMOs that are the solution to a lot of the problems we face,” said David Just, a professor at Cornell University and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs.

‘Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) agreed with Just and asked him, “What is the biggest drawback? Is it the ignorance of what the product is, just from a lack of education?”

“‘It is ignorance of the product, and it’s a general skepticism of anything they eat that is too processed or treated in some way that they don’t quite understand,” Just said…’
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The Invisible Companions That Influence Dermatology Health
‘Most people are familiar with microflora and intestinal health. Thousands of strains of bacteria reside in the intestinal system and they are a key indicator of your state of health because a large part of your immune system gets its support from the digestive system.

‘What many are just now discovering is that our bodies are surrounded by thousands of microorganisms that reside externally on our skin too. This is leading to all sorts of new research to see how these microorganisms effect dermatology health. Whether it’s wounds and sores, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, fungal infections and more, bacterial health on your skin opens up a whole new avenue of dermatology science that until recently hasn’t been given much attention…’
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