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If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

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If you’ve ever gotten sick from eating something “bad,” you may have had an encounter with norovirus. Sometimes called a “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” — though it’s not related to the flu — norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, causing between 19 million and 21 million cases of infectious vomiting and diarrhea each year. Norovirus outbreaks can affect anyone, anywhere. Earlier this month, for example, a cruise trip was cut short after 475 passengers became ill with the infection, which spread more easily due to the confines of the ship. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis, which is inflammation in the stomach and intestines. It can infect people of all ages...
GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

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New research suggests that people’s illusion of knowledge could be fueling the broader population’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods. “Extreme views often stem from people feeling they understand complex topics better than they do,” said Phil Fernbach, the lead author of the study, in a press release. The study, titled “Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most,” found that as a person’s opposition toward genetically modified (GM) foods became more extreme, their objective knowledge of the science and genetics dropped. Fernbach called the results “perverse,” but said they were “consistent with previous research on the psychology of extremism.” GM foods are f...