Maryn McKenna is the author of Big Chicken (read our extract here): a look at how antibiotics fueled the rise of chicken from occasional treat to everyday protein source, regardless of what it does to our health. She speaks to Lucky Rock. LR: Before the 1940s, chickens were kept for egg laying and were rarely served at the dinner table. How did chicken become such a big industry? MM: The chickens we eat now are not what chickens used to be like. A whole bunch of things happened; from bringing technology to hatching eggs so that hens didn’t have to sit on eggs any more; from changing the nutrition of chickens so they could survive over the winter to changing the literal shape of chickens by crossbreeding them. To me, the most important thing that happened is that we fed them antibiotics routinely. I thought antibiotics were to treat sick humans. Why give them to chickens? It dates back to the late 1940s, the beginning of the antibiotic era. A biologist at one of the first … [Read more...] about Q&A: ‘A chicken worth eating tastes like a chicken that had a life worth living’
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The human body is made up of more than 600 types of different muscles. Every group of muscle has specific work to perform. Some help us to maintain our posture, some in movement while others carry internal organs like heart and stomach. But the question is which one is the strongest of all. Have you ever tried to find the answer to this question? Most of the people will say that it is our tongue as it performs multiple functions, it is flexible and never hurts. Actually, this question is quite debatable and the answer depends on your definition of “strongest”. The strongest muscles Every muscle groups have their specific function to perform, which helps the body to work properly. If by strongest you mean the muscle that can handle the most pressure, then it is your 'calf muscle'. These muscles help you to stand, walk, run and perform other work. If in case, by strongest you mean the one that does most work, then it is your heart muscles. The heart muscles perform the … [Read more...] about This is the strongest and the most firm muscle of our body
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for Nov. 18 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Nov. 18 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee — except maybe during a threesome. A sexually charged sketch in the latest “Saturday Night Live” episode has resulted in Instagram trolls flooding the official Sara Lee Bread account with some saucy comments. But when contacted by The Post, the baking company seemed less than battered by it all. Guest host Harry Styles, 25, played a Sara Lee social media moderator named Dylan whose personal sexual exploits inadvertently collided with his work duties. MICHAEL AVENATTI FINDS 'NOTHING FUNNY' ABOUT PETE DAVIDSON'S 'SNL' IMPRESSION IN TONGUE-IN-CHEEK TWEET Dylan is called into a meeting with his bosses, played by Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang, after accidentally using the Sara Lee account — … [Read more...] about Sara Lee responds to Harry Styles’ inappropriate ‘SNL’ sketch about the brand
By & by Cassie Esparza | Mon., 18 Nov. 2019 5:00 AM Share Tweet Email Courtesy of Janie & Jack We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!.The holiday season is the perfect time for giving—and we're not just talking about gifts!Fashion designer Rachel Zoe has put together an exclusive Janie and Jack collection that will benefit Baby2Baby, an organization that distributes basic necessities to children living in poverty."I feel so fortunate for the career that I have and it is endlessly rewarding to be able to give back, especially during the holiday season," Rachel shared with E! News exclusively.The collection features chic dresses, suits, shoes and accessories for kids—all perfectly stylish and just in time for the holiday celebrations. And if you need some extra help getting your … [Read more...] about 10 Pieces From Rachel Zoe’s Janie and Jack Collection Your Kids Need
The common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost every Indo-European language, one of the words for the disease relates to low temperature, yet experiments have shown that low temperature neither increases the likelihood of catching a cold, nor the severity of symptoms. Then there is the “common” part, which seems to imply that there is a single, indiscriminate pathogen at large. In reality, more than 200 viruses provoke cold-like illness, each one deploying its own peculiar chemical and genetic strategy to evade the body’s defences. It is hard to think of another disease that inspires the same level of collective resignation. The common cold slinks through homes and schools, towns and cities, making people miserable for a few days without warranting much afterthought. Adults suffer an average of between two and four colds each year, … [Read more...] about Why can’t we cure the common cold?
Just 65 years ago, David Livermore's paternal grandmother died following an operation to remove her appendix. It didn't go well, but it was not the surgery that killed her. She succumbed to a series of infections that the pre-penicillin world had no drugs to treat. Welcome to the future. The era of antibiotics is coming to a close. In just a couple of generations, what once appeared to be miracle medicines have been beaten into ineffectiveness by the bacteria they were designed to knock out. Once, scientists hailed the end of infectious diseases. Now, the post-antibiotic apocalypse is within sight. Hyperbole? Unfortunately not. The highly serious journal Lancet Infectious Diseases yesterday posed the question itself over a paper revealing the rapid spread of multi-drug-resistant bacteria. "Is this the end of antibiotics?" it asked. Doctors and scientists have not been complacent, but the paper by Professor Tim Walsh and colleagues takes the anxiety to a new level. Last September, Walsh … [Read more...] about Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?