Barnyard dust could hold the answer to asthma

New research is showing microbes from farm animals, carried into the home in dust, could be a magic ingredient in the prevention of asthma in children.

Published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists explained that the results they have found are convincing enough that the possibility of developing a spray to do […]

Could food allergies be linked to a common food additive?

A researcher from Michigan State University has discovered that a common food additive may be linked to a rise in food allergies.

Cheryl Rockwell, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the College of Human Medicine, began studying the possible link between the synthetic food additive tert-butylhydroquinone, or tBHQ, and food allergies nine years […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

What cows mean when they say ‘moo’ – BBC The ability to communicate between a mother and her offspring isn’t just between humans. Scientists in England have found that cows share […]

Guess what? Pets have seasonal allergies, too

After the long winter, I know I can’t wait to open all of the windows in my house, go for a walk with my dog and start to garden again. The sun in the sky, the birds chirping around me make me energized for the first time in months to finally kick-start the year after […]