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Volume 38, No. 2

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Food Supply Danger

Published on July 2 2010
Bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value, particularly for specialty crops such as almonds and other nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables. About one mouthful in three in the diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey...

Diet Cuts Alzheimer's Risk 40%

Published on July 2 2010
A diet rich in fish, fruit and nuts may sharply reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggested on Tuesday. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Archives of Neurology, found that people who ate nutrients...

Paris Rooftops Abuzz

Published on April 15 2010
In the romantic city of lights, the bees are downright busy. Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the countryside, away from city centers packed with people. Yet on storied rooftops and public gardens in the urban...

Court Rejects GMO Sugar Beets

Published on April 15 2010
The government illegally approved a genetically modified, herbicide-resistant strain of sugar beets without adequately considering the chance they will contaminate other beet crops, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled. The ruling by U.S....

Organic Milk Scandal

Published on April 15 2010
Aurora Dairy, based in Boulder, Colorado, the nation's largest organic dairy producer, is once again facing allegations of improprieties. Aurora had previously been found in "willful" violation of multiple federal organic standards by USDA...

Students Eating Better?

Published on April 13 2010
April 7th, 2010, Chicago Public School officials announced significant new nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches that will be served at CPS schools.    With today’s announcement, Chicago becomes one of the first...

Vaccination Firestorm in India

Published on April 13 2010
Protests, and extensive coverage in the media seem to have fallen on deaf ears as the Indian government has gone ahead with a vaccination program with Gardasil (HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck) leading to four deaths and 120 girls suffering from...

Tainted Meat

Published on April 13 2010
A new report issued by the Dept. of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General says that tainted meat is making its way to your dinner plate because of a combination of inter-departmental squabbling and a lack of general oversight by the...

Pollution particles 'get into brain'

Published on September 12 2016
Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's - though evidence for this is...

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

Published on September 12 2016
You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most people, that’s not enough motivation to get you to break a sweat with any regularity. As I report...

How Simply Moving Benefits Your Mental Health

Published on April 1 2016
While it is obvious that your feelings can influence your movement, it is not as obvious that your movement can impact your feelings too. For example, when you feel tired and sad, you may move more slowly. When you feel anxious, you may either rush...

Newest Policyholders Under Health Law Are Sicker and Costlier to Insurers

Published on April 1 2016
People newly insured under the Affordable Care Act were sicker, used more medical care and had higher medical costs than those who already had coverage, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said Tuesday in a new study of its policyholders....

NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

Published on November 19 2015
Two years after retiring most of its research chimpanzees, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is ceasing its chimp programme altogether, Nature has learned. In a 16 November e-mail to the agency's administrators, NIH director Francis Collins...

The Surprising Factor That Affects Your Future Baby’s Health

Published on November 19 2015
Trying to get pregnant? Then you’re probably popping prenatal vitamins, laying off the sushi and extra-large lattes, and generally watching what you eat in the name of fertility and healthy babies. But, according to new OB-GYN guidelines from the...

Pseudo-Therapy Apps

Published on November 19 2015
There’s a life-threatening condition that prevents people from feeling pain. An afflicted person may leave their hand on a hot stove without realizing it. There are only 20 reported cases, because the genes responsible have been weeded out by...

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