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What Students in Food Safety Programs Can Learn From the 3 Biggest Food Safety Incidents

As an aspiring food safety professional you will play an important role in ensuring that the food in fridges and pantries across the country—and even around the world—is safe to eat. Your comprehensive education will train you to foresee potential safety mishaps and prevent them from happening. With your knowledge and training, you might even save lives as you help ensure the safety of anyone who consumes the food you handle. For students interested in food safety and quality assurance, a lot can be learned from these food safety incidents. Read on to discover how these catastrophes hold valuable lessons… READ MORE »

November 8, 2016

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A Closer Look at Canada’s Thriving Medical Device Market for Pros in Regulatory Affairs

In hospitals and doctors’ offices, drugs aren’t the only things responsible for helping patients heal and feel better. Medical devices are a huge category of medical care tools that often go unnoticed, but are crucial to modern day medicine. Medical devices include wheelchairs, medical scissors, and even bandages. They can range from low-tech to high-tech devices and can even include pacemakers. Some of the technologies used to produce them include microelectronics, biotechnology, and even software. Unlike drugs, which dissolve and are absorbed by the body, medical devices are instruments, tools, and implants that can help with everything from diagnosing a.. READ MORE »

November 1, 2016

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Pros With Food Technology Training Have Developed Healthy Ice Cream!

Getting people to eat healthy food is difficult at times, which is why some products try to pack in extra nutrients to “trick” eaters into being a little healthier. To that end, a couple of different companies have set themselves the task of creating healthy ice cream products. The mission: taste like the regular thing, but pack in nutrients you won’t find in the average tub. The results? According to tasters, so far, so good. Curious about the development of new food products and the fascinating world of food technology? Here’s a quick peek at two of the bigger names.. READ MORE »

October 25, 2016

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What Does the ‘Fitbit’ Lawsuit Mean For Clinical Research Careers

Wrist-worn heart rate tracking devices from companies like Fitbit are big business, and not just with athletes. According to recent estimates, there are over 100 medical studies in the United States alone that involve Fitbit devices, with several more that use bands from competing companies. The intended benefit of using these devices in studies is that they should allow researchers to collect quantitative data about their patients’ health, negating the need to use unreliable self-reported information. Research from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, though, suggests that Fitbit’s continuous heart rate tracking “do[es] not accurately measure a user’s heart rate,” which.. READ MORE »

October 18, 2016

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Students in Nutrition and Health Training Know How to Eat Healthy for Less

In today’s fast food world, it’s easy to assume that eating healthy is too expensive for budget-conscious consumers. But while buying organic vegetables and premium juice in health stores can admittedly be costly, there are numerous other affordable options available. Students pursuing a Nutrition, Health, and Sport diploma program at a top college like AAPS understand better than most the important role that nutritious foods have in optimizing the body’s health. They also know that clients don’t necessarily have to choose between eating healthy and eating affordably. In fact, with the help of a few savvy shopping tips, your clients.. READ MORE »

October 11, 2016

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Students at Pharmaceutical School Should Check Out This New Method For Drug Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a prototype that manufactures pharmaceuticals in a new way, potentially changing the pharmaceutical production industry forever.

October 4, 2016

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How Clinical Research Training Fits into the FDA’s 5-Step Drug Development Process

Every year, new drugs are put on the market with the intention of providing relief for suffering patients. These drugs have gone through years of research, testing, trials, and applications in order to be approved. Therefore, patients have some assurance that the drugs on the market meet certain safety and quality standards. To make that assurance, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), much like Health Canada, uses a five-step drug development process. If you’re interested in a clinical research career, it is important to know each step in the process, as there is frequent collaboration between both governing bodies. Read.. READ MORE »

September 27, 2016

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3 Lessons From the Swine Flu ‘Pandemic’ for Students in Quality Control Courses

In 2009, the swine flu pandemic swept across the world. Everybody panicked and once vaccines became available, people jumped at the opportunity to take them to inoculate themselves from contracting the virus. However, in the seven years since, it has come to light that declaring the swine flu a ‘pandemic’ was questionable at best. What was once considered a legitimate health threat, backed up by increasing death tolls that incited panic, is now considered a relatively ‘mild’ strain of the flu. Given how much the scare was amplified by the reactions of governing bodies as well as the population in.. READ MORE »

September 20, 2016

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How Vitamins are Measured by Professionals with HPLC Training

The understanding that vitamins are essential to good health goes without saying, but what exactly is a vitamin? Vitamins are organic compounds that are vital for the body. When an organism cannot produce, or synthesize, a compound sufficiently in their body, and therefore must obtain it through diet, the compound is then called a vitamin. In order for people to understand which foods contain which vitamins and in what amount, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) methods are used by HPLC professionals to isolate and measure how much of a particular vitamin is in each food. Continue reading to discover how.. READ MORE »

September 13, 2016

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3 Skills It Takes to Succeed on the Regulatory Affairs Career Track

Regulatory affairs is a relatively new and demanding career. It requires extensive knowledge of the business, legal, and pharmaceutical aspects of products in development, so that projects can be operated smoothly from inception to market. A regulatory affairs specialist is responsible for keeping up-to-date with all of the rules and regulations that govern the production process for new drugs, cosmetics, and other medical products. And while it is an incredibly rewarding career both emotionally and financially, there are some specific skills that can help you succeed in this profession. If you’re interested in a career that encompasses the specifics of.. READ MORE »

September 6, 2016

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