Monday, June 26, 2017

Sugar should certainly be limited in the diets of children and adults, no question – study

Over the past two years the World Health Organization and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines have begun urging us to consume no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar. Drinking more than one sugar-sweetened soda a day can put you over that...

BOOM! Monsanto’s toxic chemical glyphosate found in California wines tested

It seems Monsanto’s toxic chemical glyphosate has now found its way into wine. It isn’t surprising, however, seeing as how grapes are pesticide and herbicide-laden. Glyphosate has been showing up in foods both directly sprayed, and even foods that haven’t been sprayed, such as organic...

Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit

Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. ______ LANSING, Mich. - The 90th...

Chili peppers could help you live 10 years longer, research suggests

A red hot chili pepper a day might not be to everyone's taste. But now there's more reason than ever to put up with the heat and embrace the spice. ______ There could be a link between a love for spicy food and a longer life ,...

YOUR HEALTH – 7 Worst Foods For Your Heart

Eating for a healthy heart used to seem straightforward. Avoid foods heavy in cholesterol and salt, and skip the fatty cuts of meat. Easier said than done, of course. But at least you knew what to watch out for. ______ New research has complicated all that...

U.N. appealed for $2.1 bn to provide food in Yemen after 12 million people faced the threat of famine

The United Nations said on Wednesday that 12 million people in Yemen faced the threat of famine brought on by two years of civil war and the situation was rapidly deteriorating. ______ It appealed for $2.1 billion to provide food and other life-saving aid, saying that...

If you’re a salmon fan, there’s some extremely bad news

The price of salmon is set to leap because of tiny sea lice that are decimating stocks around the world. ______ The miniscule 1.5cm parasite killed off huge numbers of the pink fish last year as worldwide supplies fell by nine per cent. This led to wholesale...

Emails released as part of a federal lawsuit show Monsanto tried to ‘ghostwrite’ research

Emails released as part of a federal lawsuit against Monsanto suggest the agriculture supplier cozied up to an EPA regulator and sought to whitewash studies to ignore potential cancer-causing effects of an herbicide found in weed-killer. ______ NPR reports the emails show the company asked scientists...

ALCOHOL ABUSE – Alkohol linked with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity

Alcohol abuse - considered to be the habitual excessive consumption of alcohol - has previously been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity. ______ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, United States - However a...

Parent’s nightmare: If the food runs out, my children will die

Bulama is experiencing any parent’s nightmare: “If the food runs out, my children will die.” He and his family have been living in Custom House, an IDP camp in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, for almost a year. They were driven from their home after Boko...

MORE FROM THE WEB