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Volume 38, No. 2

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Foodborne Illness

Published on December 16 2010
About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figures are the most accurate to date...

Capsaicin for Heart Attack

Published on December 15 2010
Research from the University of Cincinnati shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered...

Olive Oil Modifies Genes

Published on December 15 2010
Health conscious consumers have long known that virgin olive oil is a good choice when it comes to preparing meals and dipping breads. Now, a team of researchers, including one with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has found that phenolic...

HIV Cure!

Published on December 14 2010
An HIV positive patient who was given stem cell transplants for leukemia appears to have been cured of the infection. The Huffington Post reports that Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," received the transplant in 2007...

Cancer & Baking Soda

Published on December 14 2010
Dr. Tullio Simoncini deserves the highest award in medical science for his genius and medical courage in discovering and developing what might come to be seen as the single greatest medical breakthrough of the century. Simoncini makes the connection...

Victory for Milk

Published on October 7 2010
Remember when when several states tried to ban recombinant bovine growth hormone-free (rBGH-free) claims on dairy?  Monsanto, who owned rBGH at the time, helped found a group of rBGH-loving dairy farmers called AFACT. AFACT pushed to ban any...

Bamboozled by Bamboo?

Published on October 1 2010
Looking to be a more environmentally conscious shopper? You’ve probably heard about bamboo. Bamboo stands out for its ability to grow quickly with little or no need for pesticides, and it is used in a variety of products, from flooring to...

Omega 3 & Hearing

Published on October 1 2010
At least two servings of fish per week was associated with a 42 per cent reduction in the risk of hearing loss in over 50 year-olds, compared with people who average less than one serving per week, according to findings published in the American...

Large Thighs Protective

Published on September 30 2010
Men and women with thighs over 23.6 inches (60cm) circumference have a lower risk of heart disease and early death, a study of 3,000 people suggests.  The relationship remains even when body fat, smoking and blood cholesterol are taken into...

Rigging "Scientific" Studies

Published on September 30 2010
In 2004, the peer-reviewed British Food Journal published a study claiming that when shoppers in a Canadian farm store were given an informed, unbiased choice between genetically modified (GM) corn and non-GM corn, most purchased the GM variety....

Global GMO Scandal

Published on September 30 2010
Government officials around the globe have been coerced, infiltrated, and paid off by the agricultural biotech giants. In Indonesia, Monsanto gave bribes and questionable payments to at least 140 officials, attempting to get their genetically...

Exercise for Cancer Patients

Published on July 20 2010
A panel of 13 researchers with expertise in cancer, fitness, obesity, and exercise training is spreading what they believe to be one of the most important messages for cancer patients and survivors: Avoid inactivity. The panel was convened last year...

Enjoy the Sun Safely

Published on July 12 2010
This summer millions of people will head out to the beach and, with safety on their minds, cover themselves in sunscreen or sunblock to protect against harmful UV rays.  However, little do most people know, the very products they are using to...

Voices Unite on Labeling

Published on July 12 2010
Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and more than 80 farmers, public health, environmental, and organic food organizations recently sent a letter to Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food at the U.S. Food and Drug...

GMO Trees Coming?

Published on July 2 2010
An alliance of conservation organizations today sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its approval of open-air field tests of a genetically engineered (GE) hybrid of eucalyptus tree across the southern United States. The permit, issued to a...

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