Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies

By Maggie Fox, NBC News A new study shows that kids around the world who eat more fast food also have more severe asthma and allergies. Could fast food cause that runny nose? A study published on Monday suggests it may. The gigantic study looks at 400,000 kids from 51 countries. It found that teens […]

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GMO’s and increased use of herbicides and pesticides

Monsanto’s combination of genetically modified seed and Roundup herbicide was supposed to ensure that crops across America grew tall while weeds were laid low. Some 15 years later, most of the corn, soybeans and cotton cultivated in the U.S. stems from these Roundup Ready seeds. But a growing number of these crop acres are also […]

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Opinion: Canada’s mass firing of ocean scientists brings ‘silent summer’

Editor’s Note: Canada is dismantling the nation’s entire ocean contaminants program as part of massive layoffs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Among the scientists terminated are ones who have conducted landmark research about global pollutants for decades: Peter Ross, who is among the world’s leading experts on marine mammals and contaminants, Gary Stern, […]

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Chemical Dangers to Kids

Critical EPA report highlighting chemical dangers to kids is sidetracked: By Sheila Kaplan Investigative Reporting Workshop A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry. America’s Children and the Environment, Third […]

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Flame retardants linked to neurodevelopmental delays in children

By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | November 15, 2012 BERKELEY — UC Berkeley researchers link prenatal and childhood exposure to PBDE flame retardants, a prevalent chemical found in households, to deficits in motor and cognitive development among school-aged children. The new study, published today (Thursday, Nov. 15) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, focuses on […]

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Is your kitchen dirtier than a toilet seat?

By Alessandra Bulow, Food & Wine The bottom shelf of the refrigerator collects all the germs from the meat dripping down. Dr. Charles Gerba says wipe down the bottom shelf every two weeks with a disinfectant made for the kitchen. “In most cases, it’s safer to make a salad on a toilet seat than it […]

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Flossing and Going to the Dentist can Prevent Colon and Stomach Cancer

Did you know that going to the dentist may prevent you from developing colon cancer? That’s because scientists have discovered that bacteria responsible for dental plaque is also found in high numbers in colorectal tumors. Using DNA sequencing techniques, researchers have isolated Fusobacterium cells in the abnormal tissue of bowel cancers which are the second […]

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Cadmium in Diet may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

By Anna Azvolinsky MyHealthNewsDaily Ingesting higher levels of cadmium, a metal found in fertilizers, may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study from Sweden suggests. The results showed that postmenopausal women with a relatively high daily dietary cadmium intake had a 21 percent increased risk of breast cancer. The major […]

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Brush your teeth to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Interesting article on how you can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more on the Health Sciences Institute website.

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Microwave Popcorn Bag Chemicals Ruin Vaccine Efficacy

By Rachael Rettner MyHealthNewsDaily A group of compounds used in a variety of products, including water-resistant clothing and microwave popcorn, may prevent childhood vaccinations from working properly, a new study says. In the study, children who had higher concentrations of these compounds, called perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), in their blood had lower immune responses to diphtheria […]

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EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to […]

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Some Interesting Food Facts

Kellogg’s® Nutri-Grain®Cereal Bars Strawberry: Red #40 Read any of the news stories linking hyperactivity in children to food dyes and you start to get really scared about Red #40. Why so hostile, Red #40? Turns out that Red #40 is the most used dye, in terms of pounds consumed. It is approved for use in […]

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Congress Wants to Keep Pizza and Fries

Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier. The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year, which included limiting the use of potatoes on the […]

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Eating Canned Food

Eating canned food every day may raise the levels of the compound bisphenol A (BPA) in a person’s urine more than previously suspected, a new study suggests. People who ate a serving of canned soup every day for five days had BPA levels of 20.8 micrograms per liter of urine, whereas people who instead ate […]

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Aspartame – Don’t Be Fooled

Aspartame has been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a Natural Sweetener.  Don’t be fooled!

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Extra Brain Cells may be a Key Factor for Autism

Children with autism appear to have too many cells in a key area of the brain needed for communication and emotional development, helping to explain why young children with autism often develop brains that are larger than normal  according to new research.  The study suggests the condition starts in the womb because brain cells in […]

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Why Steve Doesn’t Like Pam Spray

First they claim use Pam for fat free cooking, says so right on the can! How can something that is almost entirely fat be considered fat free. They make the serving size unbelievably small, can you believe 720 servings per can? This makes the result small enough they don’t have to report the fat content. […]

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Activists Call for Boycott of Johnson and Johnson

Activists call for boycott of Johnson & Johnson over chemicals in baby shampoo Campaigners have tried for more than two years to get Johnson & Johnson to remove the trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing substances. TRENTON, New Jersey — Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo sold in the […]

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Alert! Toxins Lurking

Ever since I was a young man, in my late teens, I have had a goal, to one day, die healthy. When I shared this thought with others back in the sixties and early seventies most of my friends thought I was nuts! But now people understand, we all want to live an active, dynamic […]

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Fast Food Play Center Dangers!

Hidden hazards at fast food play centers: GILBERT, Ariz. — One of those who kicked off her shoes and slithered her way through the multihued plastic tubes of a fast-food restaurant playground here one recent morning was not enjoying herself in the least. In fact, she had a frown on her face. “It’s bad,” Erin […]

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