As noted in prior posts, the key issue in toxic torts is
causation. Yet, how an illness, disease,
or adverse impact occurs is sometimes quite surprising. Only to illustrate the principle, I note two
recent reports that demonstrate the unexpected.
have long puzzled over why flu becomes...
Prior posts have noted the impact of GI bacteria on human health, from their potential to prevent a variety of diseases to perhaps being the cause of other afflictions.
In what has been referred to as an elegant study, researchers undertook human and animal studies to ascertain what effect, if any...
A recent post noted that viruses from bush meat can jump from one species to the next, and that as such bush meat poses a major health threat. The mobility of prions has also been underestimated. (For a general description of prions, see Prion .)
Researchers have shown that engineered mice can be infected...