Sugar Industry's Dirty Tricks

The unfolding story of the coverup by the suagr industry of the link to various health problems.

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can affect your heart

Some common over-the-counter medications typically taken for colds and the flu may increase the risk of a cardiovascular event. This increased risk is more likely to occur in people with existing hea

3 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Family Recipes

{pixabay|100|campaign}Baked spaghetti? Yes, please. 3 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Family Recipes

How to prevent poisonings in children — and what to do if they happen

Safety precautions can prevent a child from accidentally ingesting or being exposed to poisonous or harmful items in your home, but knowing what to do if something happens can save a life. The post H

A practical guide to the Mediterranean diet

Making small, gradual changes to your eating habits and patterns is an easy way to incorporate the Mediterranean diet approach into your life. The post A practical guide to the Mediterranean diet app

Something else to avoid in pregnancy: Phthalates

Chemicals called phthalates are in all kinds of products we use every day, making them nearly inescapable. But research has found that children whose mothers were exposed to phthalates during pregnan

Home - Sugar Research Australia

Sugar Research Australia invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for the Australian sugarcane indust

Can you solve the unstoppable blob riddle? - Dan Finkel

A shooting star crashes onto Earth and unleashes a hideous, rampaging blob. Can you stop it from destroying the planet?--A shooting star crashes onto Earth and a hideous blob emerges. It creeps and l

How long does a joint replacement last?

A person considering a knee or hip replacement needs to weigh how long the new joint will last as part of the decision-making process. Analyses of hundreds of thousands of hip and knee replacements s

The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

English novelist Jane Austen’s beloved works, like “Pride and Prejudice,” explored the dependence of women on marriage in British high society.--Whether she’s describing bickering families, q

Why do hospitals have particle accelerators? - Pedro Brugarolas

Investigate the science behind how doctors use radioactive drugs and PET scans to detect and diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer.--Is there a way to detect diseases like cancer and Alzhei

Tone Your Thighs with Spot Training

You can’t spot-reduce thigh fat, but you can tone and strengthen your thigh muscles with spot training. Schedule leg workouts twice each week with a favorite exercise from each of these three groups

Food and Nutrition: Bugs You Can Eat

{pixabay|100|campaign}If you can get past your initial reaction to them, insects aren’t only edible but also can be good for you. Food and Nutrition: Bugs You Can Eat

Weekly Tips - Big Sugar's Dirty Tricks Come Home to Roost

This week some interesting news on the sugar front. It seems the sugar industry has been busted manipulating research on sugar going back as far as the sixties!

How tall can a tree grow? - Valentin Hammoudi

What makes a tree grow tall? And do trees ever stop growing? Explore how photosynthesis and gravity can affect and limit the height of trees. --Reaching heights of over 100 meters, Californian sequoi

Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, part 2

The results of another clinical trial add to the evidence that healthy people without a history of cardiovascular disease should not take a daily aspirin for the prevention of a heart attack or strok

Banishing dry winter skin

Using a moisturizer is good for your skin year-round, but a dermatologist explains that during the cold and dry months there's more you can do to prevent or relieve dry skin. The post Banishing dry w

Health24.com | Hydration: how much is too much?

{pixabay|100|campaign}After being told for years to drink up to prevent dehydration, athletes are now being warned about the dangers of drinking too much. Health24.com | Hydration: how much is too muc

Can exercise extend your life?

Better health and more time: a long-term study of people who took a treadmill test suggests better fitness lengthens lives at every age. The post Can exercise extend your life? appeared first on Harv

Harvey Milk's radical vision of equality - Lillian Faderman

Learn about the life and tragic death of gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay public official.--By 1973, Harvey Milk had already been many things: naval officer, high schoo

The physics of surfing - Nick Pizzo

Wondering how you can catch the perfect wave? Dive into the fascinating and complex physics of surfing. --Whether or not you realize it, surfers are masters of complicated physics. The science of sur

Aging and sleep: Making changes for brain health

Sleep is a necessity for everyone, but it’s especially important for older people to be aware of the changes in sleep patterns that accompany aging, and the effect that poor sleep can have on brain

Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

Explore the haunting and intimate works of poet Sylvia Plath, who digs into issues of mental health, trauma and sexuality in works like “The Bell Jar.”--Under her shrewd eye and pen, Sylvia Plath

How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? - Damion Searls

What are the origins of the Rorschach test and how does it work? Explore the inkblot tool psychologists use to test a subject’s perceptions and mental health. --For nearly a century, ten inkblots h

The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens

Explore how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States through the 19th amendment. --On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic pl

The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jordana Moore Saggese

Learn about the life of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his start as part of graffiti duo SAMO to his rise as an internationally renowned painter. --Like Beat writers who composed their wo

Healthy Food America strongly opposes delay of the updated Nutrition Facts label

The FDA recently proposed delaying the updated Nutrition Facts label from July 2018 to January 2020 for large companies the deadline to use the new labels from July 2018 to January 2020 for large com

AMA Adopts Policies to Reduce Consumption of Sugary Drinks

If America’s largest and most powerful physician association has its way, unhealthy sugary drinks will cost more and will no longer be served or sold in the nation’s hospitals or medical faciliti

Seattle Becomes the Eighth U.S. Locale to Pass a Sugary Drink Tax

The Seattle City Council approved a 1.75 cent-per-ounce sugary drink tax on Monday June 5th, becoming the eighth locale in the U.S. to adopt such a measure. The tax, which was proposed by Mayor Ed Mu

Early Evidence Says That Sugary Drink Taxes Are Working

Healthy Food America today released Are Sugary Drink Taxes Working? Early Evidence Says Yes, a research brief analyzing studies of sugary drink taxes designed to reduce consumption. Read the brief h

Webinar: Implementing Sugary Drink Taxes: Outreach, Collection, and Fighting Industry Litigation

If your municipality is implementing a sugary drink tax or considering a tax policy, this webinar offers advice about what to prepare for after that win. Panelists from Berkeley and Philadelphia’s t

Opportunities Ahead And Lessons Learned from Santa Fe

Disappointed but undaunted. It would be easy to languish in the loss of a hard-fought effort to pass a sugary drink tax in Santa Fe. But this loss will become a distant memory as more and more cities

Santa Fe Sugary Drink Tax Loss Ends a Streak of Seven Soda Tax Wins

Santa Fe voters have rejected a 2 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks that would have raised nearly $8 million for expanded pre-K. The tax was proposed and spearheaded by Santa Fe’s Mayor Javier Go

Illinois sugary drink tax would save millions of lives and dollars, Harvard model projects

A tax on sugary drinks in Illinois would reduce consumption of health-harming beverages enough to reduce incidence of diabetes, prevent about 116,000 of cases of obesity and avert millions in health

New profiles share key lessons from Bay Area soda tax campaigns

In November, three more Bay Area cities joined Berkeley in adopting sugary drink taxes of one cent per ounce. How did they do it? Three new profiles tell a little of the story in facts, figures and

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