Is a virus we all have causing multiple sclerosis? – BBC News

“Individuals who were not infected with the Epstein-Barr virus virtually never get multiple sclerosis,” Prof Alberto Ascherio, from Harvard, told me.

“It’s only after Epstein-Barr virus infection that the risk of multiple sclerosis jumps up by over 30-fold.”

The team checked for other infections, such as cytomegalovirus, but only EBV had a crystal clear connection with the neurodegenerative disease.

(Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is so common that nearly all of us can expect to catch it during our lives. Most of us won’t even notice, but the virus is famous for “the kissing disease”, which is also known as either glandular fever or mononucleosis.)

Source: Is a virus we all have causing multiple sclerosis? – BBC News

La ricetta del giorno

Napoli ieri oggi e domani

Torta di carote

Ingredienti: farina di mais sottile 100gr, farina bianca 150gr, carote 400gr, mandorle 150gr, 4 uova, 6 cucchiai di miele, burro 100gr, latte, 1 bustina di lievito in polvere, 1 limone, liquore limoncello, zucchero a velo, sale.

Esecuzione: montare i tuorli d’uovo in una ciotola, unirvi le carote grattugiate, il miele, la scorza grattugiata del limone e, sempre mescolando, incorporare poco alla volta la farina di mais, la farina bianca, le mandorle finemente tritate e il burro fuso ma freddo. Aggiungere ancora un bicchierino di limoncello, il lievito sciolto in poco latte e infine gli albumi montati a neve ben ferma con un pizzico di sale, mescolando delicatamente fino ad ottenere un impasto liscio ed omogeneo. Versarlo in una tortiera imburrata e infarinata o, rivestita con carta da forno, e cuocere la torta in forno già caldo a 180° per 45 minuti circa.

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The 12 most contaminated vegetables and fruits on the market – The Jerusalem Post

The “dirty dozen” for 2022

Produce which this year which was tested and found to have the highest amount of pesticides:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, cabbage, chard/mustard greens
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Red pepper and hot peppers
  8. Cherries
  9. Peaches
  10. Pears
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

Fifteen fruits and vegetables with the lowest amount of contamination:

  1. Avocado
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onion
  5. Papaya
  6. Garden peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Melon w/coarse skin
  9. Kiwi
  10. Cabbage
  11. Mushrooms
  12. Spanish melon
  13. Mango
  14. Watermelon
  15. Sweet potato

Source: The 12 most contaminated vegetables and fruits on the market – The Jerusalem Post

We Can Do Better Wednesdays, Chapter 9, and Housing as a Human Right?

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This post is  the rough draft of  Chapter 9, section II A of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part of chapter 9 will introduce the early years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III.  Universal Health Care should include having stable and safe housing, no?  Or should it?

The overall objective remains that of putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.

Outlines for chapter 9 will attempt to match with each section, at the bottom of early years posts.

Once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter is part of showing what Phases I-IV could look like as potential roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us.  This vision…

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