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Volume 38, No. 2

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Soup Safety

Published on January 5 2012
Talk about stirring up controversy. A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease,...

Diet Soda & Stroke

Published on October 10 2011
If you drink diet soda you could have a much higher risk of vascular events compared to those who don't drink soda, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. In findings involving 2...

Caffeine for Diabetics

Published on October 10 2011
Coffee’s widely-reported potential anti-diabetes benefits may be related to the caffeine content of the beverage, claims a new study from Japan. Scientists from Nagoya University report that coffee prevented the development of high-blood sugar...

Flu "Pandemic" Hype

Published on October 10 2011
As flu season arrives and doctors, municipalities and drug stores all push flu shots.  In past years, potentially world-wide pandemics were forecast, with devastating consequences predicted.  Here's who received money from Big Pharma and...

Sweetest Day

Published on October 10 2011
There’s nothing sweet about how much sugar  people consume every day. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average adult in the United States takes in 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, or a whopping 150 pounds a year,...

Safer Water Coming

Published on July 1 2011
The Enviromental Protection Agency recently announced that it planned to regulate toxic substances in drinking water more strictly and would issue the first limits ever on perchlorate, a dangerous chemical found in rocket fuel that has seeped into...

Could Shampoo Make You Fat?

Published on June 30 2011
We all know that Americans -- leading the way for the rest of the developed world -- are getting fatter. We hear about the "obesity epidemic" on the TV news, with footage of people depicted from the waist down shuffling around in XXL...

Call to End Fluoridation

Published on June 30 2011
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its recommendation to reduce the level of fluoride added to drinking water based on national survey data showing that 41% of American adolescents (ages 12-15) have...

Docs on Pharma Payroll

Published on June 30 2011
The Ohio medical board concluded that pain physician William D. Leak had performed “unnecessary” nerve tests on 20 patients and subjected some to “an excessive number of invasive procedures,” including injections of agents...

Rating Organic Eggs

Published on June 30 2011
Do you buy "cage-free" eggs?  Are you willing to pay more for better quality eggs and more humane treatment of the animals? As John Robbins wrote in "The Food Revolution", the sad fact of modern industrialized egg production...

Study calls for better LGBT data

Published on April 8 2011
Researchers need to proactively engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health studies and collect data on these populations to identify and better understand health conditions that affect them, says a new report from the Institute...

Natural Flea Control

Published on April 7 2011
Using organic neem leaf tea is an effective method for managing flea and tick control in cats. Commercial pesticides may be toxic or too strong for delicate feline systems causing a wide constellation of problems including liver toxicity, immune...

Lead in Lipstick

Published on April 7 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should set standards to reduce lead in lipstick to the lowest achievable levels, a U.S. non-profit group says. Lisa Archer, national coordinator for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics at the Breast Cancer Fund,...

Medicine Scientific?

Published on April 7 2011
Doctors today commonly assert that they practice "scientific medicine," and patients think that the medical treatments they receive are "scientifically proven." However, this ideal is a dream, not reality, and a clever and...

Organic Standards Under Fire

Published on April 7 2011
Chemical and energy-intensive industrial food and farming poses a mortal threat to life on the planet. Monsanto and Food Inc. are rapidly destroying the soil, contaminating water, reducing biodiversity, and destabilizing the climate. Meanwhile...

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