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Simply Relief Pain Rub Reviews

One of the first things recommended for anyone with a recent or chronic muscle injury is a muscle rub or cream. The same thing is true for anyone who suffers with a condition like arthritis (rheumatoid or otherwise) that causes joint pain

Skinnytabs Reviews

If you're anything like I am, you've made your way through the stacks of different diet pills and health ingredients – and you might not have found anything that works well enough for your current diet plan. Some supplements and diet

Dr. Sock Soothers Reviews

After having emergency foot surgery, I was in the market for Dr Sock Soothers after they were recommended for use by my surgeon. There were a few brands on the shelf, and I originally only chose Dr Sock Soothers because I had heard the

Mighty Sight Reviews

One of the guys part of our miniature scale painting club recommended Mighty Sight glasses after noticing that I was letting some of the finer details slip due to eye problems. The idea behind Mighty Sight is wearing them over your regular

Heal-n-Soothe Reviews

There are a thousand-and-one different supplements available on the market, so when a health guide or your doctor tells you to take supplements to better your health, it's common for most people to have no idea which ones they

Acrylamide

What is acrylamide? Acrylamide (CH2=CH─CONH2) is a synthetic vinyl compound produced by the chemical industry mainly as a building block for polymers, particularly polyacrylamide. Polyacrylamide is widely used in industrial

Escherichia Coli

Introduction Escherichia coli, better known as E. coli, are Gram negative, rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Escherichia species are also included in the group of genera referred to as the coliforms. Not

Okadaic Acid Toxins

What are okadaic acid toxins? The okadaic acid group of toxins (OA-toxins) are the cause of diarrhoeic shellfish poisoning (DSP), a foodborne intoxication associated with the consumption of contaminated shellfish harvested from

Hepatitis A Virus

What is the hepatitis A virus? The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Picornaviridae family and the genus Hepatovirus. It is an enteric virus and causes a liver disease in humans now known as

Noroviruses

What are noroviruses? Noroviruses is the name given to a group of related single-stranded RNA viruses that have recently been classified in the family Caliciviridae, genus Norovirus. These highly infectious enteric viruses are a major

Ochratoxins

What are ochratoxins? Ochratoxins are a small group of chemically related toxic fungal metabolites (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds of the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium growing on a wide range of raw food commodities. Some

Controlling Food Allergens

The issue of food allergy has become an increasingly important one for the food industry over the last ten years. The prevalence of allergic reactions to certain foods seems to be increasing in the population and legislation has been

Melamine

What is melamine? Melamine is a synthetic triazine compound and an organic base (C3N6H6, CAS number 108-78-1) with the chemical name 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine. It is an important industrial chemical and has been used as a

Scombrotoxin (Histamine)

What is scombrotoxin? Scombrotoxin is a foodborne toxin most often associated with the consumption of fish, particularly species belonging to the Scombridae and Scomberesocidae families (scombroid fish), such as mackerel and tuna. It

Trichinella

What is Trichinella? Trichinella is a genus of parasitic nematode worms that can cause a potentially serious infection (trichinellosis or trichinosis) in humans following consumption of infected meat. Trichinella was first described

Ciguatoxins

What are ciguatoxins? The ciguatoxins (CTXs) are a group of marine biotoxins, which are the cause of a foodborne intoxication known as ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). CFP is associated with consumption of coral reef fish from

Cryptosporidium

What is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium is a single-celled protozoan parasite belonging to the subclass Coccidia. Until recently, the only species thought to be important in human illness was referred to as Cryptosporidium parvum.