Selenium in bread could save lives

first_imgIt has been reported that adding trace mineral selenium to UK wheat may cut the risk of cancer and increase the overall health of the population. However, many are opposed to the idea on the grounds that it would be enforced ’mass medication’.According to a speech made by Professor Steve McGrath, of Rothamsted Research, at the British Science Festival earlier this month, research has shown that adding selenium to fertilisers used in UK wheat production could have a wide range of health benefits. These include a stronger immune system, lower cancer rates and slower cognitive decline. Selenium also forms part of the body’s antioxidant defence system, preventing damage to cells and tissues.His research suggests that adding about 20g of selenium per hectare of wheat would give 10mg in each slice of bread, reported The Times. However the idea has been compared to the ’mass medication’ of the population through adding fluoride to water, and has outraged campaigners.Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines recommend a daily dose of 0.075mg a day for men and 0.06mg a day for women, and its Eatwell website states that bread is already a good source of selenium. Other sources include brazil nuts, fish, meat and eggs.last_img read more

St. Joseph County has identified its first positive coronavirus test

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook St. Joseph County has identified its first positive coronavirus test Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook (photo/ABC 57) The St. Joseph County Health Department has confirmed the first positive test for coronavirus in the county.The patient is said to be an adult male who is quarantined at home, and did not require hositalization.The department said they anticipate more cases to be identified from this early round of tests, as results take 2-3 days to be returned.County health officials also said they were prepared for this eventuality and are taking every precaution, while remaining in contact with government, medical and school officials.They are not recommending closing schools.Stay with 953 MNC for further developments. By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 2 1184 Google+ Previous articleBerrien County’s chief public defender passes awayNext articleCoronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to know Tommie Leelast_img read more

Acadia Fire U12 boys win Maine State Premier League title

first_imgTRENTON — The Acadia Fire U12 boys’ soccer team defeated Dutch Soccer Academy on penalty kicks June 10 to win the Maine State Premier League title in Freeport.The team, which consists of players from Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Hancock, Gouldsboro, Mount Desert Island and Otis, responded to an early deficit to tie the game at 1. Cruz Coffin provided the opener for Acadia Fire on an assist from Kal Laslie.Coffin scored his second goal of the game in extra time after firing a cross from Ellis Columber past the goalkeeper. Yet DSA made it 2-2 moments later, and the game would come down to penalties.Corin Baker, Columber, Caden Braun, Coffin and Laslie stepped up to the penalty spot in the shootout, and the team scored on four of its five attempts. Goalkeeper Jameson Weir came up with two big saves to deny DSA, and Acadia Fire won the shootout 4-3 to cap off a dramatic championship game win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther team members are Jacob Bagley, Ian Gatcomb, Gavin Hunt, Aubrey King, Owen Frank and Gavin Boles. The team is coached by Michael Curless and David Baker.The win marked the second Maine State Premier League title and third championship game appearance for Trenton-based Acadia Fire in the 2018 spring season. The U14 team won the title over DSA on June 3, and the U16 team fell in its final against Westbrook-based Rosevelt Soccer Club.Acadia Fire is currently looking to fill rosters for this fall’s traveling season. For more information, contact coach Michael Curless via email at [email protected]last_img read more

Probation for Mason City man accused of using company credit cards without authorization

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s a sentence of probation and restitution for a Mason City man who was accused of using a company credit card numerous times without permission. 42-year-old Jeffrey Frampton was accused of using a credit card from Jiffy Lube from September to December of last year 32 times, rolling up charges to the business. Frampton was originally charged with one count of ongoing criminal conduct and nine counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. Frampton pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and was sentenced on Monday by District Judge Karen Salic to a five-year prison sentence, which was suspended, a suspended $750 fine, and was placed on two years probation. He was also ordered to pay $2,027 in restitution.last_img