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Highly Processed Foods Linked to Decline in Brain Health

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Increased risks of diabetes, heart issues, obesity, and cancer are just some of the ways that highly processed foods impact human health. Research over the past 10 years has also demonstrated just how much American’s highly processed food pantry staples affect the brain as well.1 Studies have found that mental effects of highly processed foods […]

U.S. May Vaccinate Poultry in Response to Bird Flu Outbreak

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The U.S. government is considering a mass vaccination campaign for commercial poultry as an option to address an outbreak of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 (bird flu) in the country.1 In February 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced an H5N1 virus outbreak in a commercial turkey […]

Science Behind COVID and Diet-Related Disease Largely Overlooked by U.S.

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Nations outside of the United States are working to tackle what science has repeatedly shown: there is a link between life-style related disease and the risk of COVID-19 and resulting complications. Meanwhile, the U.S. government and health officials keep the COVID conversation fueled surrounding vaccine mandates and mask enforcement, with little to no mention of […]

African Swine Fever Vaccine May Worsen Outbreaks of the Disease in Pigs

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Story Highlights Chinese researchers announced that they have developed a vaccine for African swine fever. Currently, there are multiple outbreaks of African swine fever in pig populations in Asia and in many countries in the European Union. Other researchers have argued that fast tracking an African swine fever vaccine can worsen outbreaks, particularly when using […]

New Foot and Mouth Disease Animal Vaccine on Fast Track

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Story Highlights Global pet and animal vaccine manufacturer, Zoetis, has signed an agreement with Texas A & M to develop a new animal vaccine for foot and mouth disease (FMD). Recently agriculture groups have insisted that USDA develop FMD vaccine bank to prepare for a future FMD outbreak among livestock in the U.S., even though […]

USDA Pressured to Create Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

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Representatives from the National Pork Producers Council, the National Milk Producers Federation, the National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University have urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to quickly establish a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine bank.1 FMD is a contagious viral disease. The virus causes illness in cows, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, and […]

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