Sugar Industry's Dirty Tricks

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

Your body vs. implants - Kaitlyn Sadtler

Why do medical implants like insulin pumps and prosthetic knees need replacement? Explore how the immune system fights implants and how new devices are trying to help. --Insulin pumps improve the liv

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!

The 6 don’ts of caring for your child’s teeth

Tooth decay is linked to a higher risk of many health problems in adulthood, but often families don’t put enough emphasis on proper and consistent dental care. Avoiding these mistakes can help your

How do crystals work? - Graham Baird

What makes crystals grow into their signature shapes? Dig into the atomic patterns and unique properties of crystals. --Many crystals have signature shapes— like the cascade of pointed quartz or a

Brain health rests on heart health: Guidelines for lifestyle changes

The World Health Organization has issued prevention guidelines for preventing dementia. Of note, the guidelines are very similar to those for heart health, reinforcing the known connections between h

This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

It’s actually a super attainable goal. This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

Is tramadol a risky pain medication?

Tramadol is a unique prescription pain medicine similar to opioids. Research finds people taking it had a higher risk of dying than those taking other pain medicines. But a confounding factor may mak

Could underwater farms help fight climate change? - Ayana Johnson and Megan Davis

Dive into the world of aquaculture and see how restorative ocean farming could play a vital role in helping our coastal communities, our oceans and our climate.--For billions of people, seafood provi

A poor sense of smell might matter more than you thought

Loss of the sense of smell affects quality of life and possibly safety, but it can also be a sign of a more serious illness. Researchers found that elderly people with a poor sense of smell were more

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

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

Is an opioid really the best medication for my pain?

With all the concern around opioid medications and the risk of addiction, it’s understandable that a person might be hesitant if prescribed an opioid. Many factors need to be weighed in making this

Don’t Let Schools Propagandize Your Kids

The following is a letter I wrote to my child’s school upon finding out some of the ideas they were trying to force upon her and her classmates as it relates to vaccines: With the school year nearin

Father’s Day: Tools for coping when celebration brings pain

While Father's Day gets less sentimental build up than Mother's Day, it may still bring out intense emotions for many men even if they are not parents themselves. The post Father’s Day: Tools for c

This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

{pixabay|100|campaign}When you are ready to move from good to great, you turn to the solar plexus chakra. This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

Headaches: What to know, when to worry

Have a headache? Learn about different kinds of headaches –– including tension, migraine, and cluster headaches –– ways to prevent or ease the pain, and when to get medical help. The post Hea

How close are we to eradicating HIV? - Philip A. Chan

Can we end HIV? Find out how medications like PrEP are helping to prevent the transmission and spread of HIV, and possibly leading to its eradication. --The world is getting closer to achieving one o

When making summer plans for children, leave some time unplanned

Parents want their kids to have fun on summer vacation, but also for their time to be productive in some way. The best way to facilitate this is to allow for unscheduled time to foster self-directed

Looking back on a milestone year in the movement to curb sugar

Wow. What a groundbreaking year for the movement to bring sugar back to healthy levels!  At the start of 2016, Berkeley CA was the only community in the United States with a tax on sugary drinks. We

Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

New research considers whether certain eye conditions may help predict Alzheimer’s disease. The common link? Cardiovascular disease, which is partly preventable. The post Can an eye exam reveal Alz

This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait - Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan

Test your wits with a set of hypothetical health studies and find out just how good you are at spotting clickbait.--Health headlines are published every day, sometimes making opposite claims from eac

Healthy meals: 3 easy steps to success

Healthy meals don’t just happen, but with a modest amount of planning ahead and strategic grocery shopping, you can have the makings of nutritious and tasty meals ready at hand. The post Healthy me

You are more transparent than you think - Sajan Saini

Discover how scientists are using light and integrated photonics technology to create medical devices that can diagnose illness.--It’s an increasingly common sight in hospitals around the world: a

"The Opposites Game" by Brendan Constantine

An animated interpretation of Brendan Constantine's poem "The Opposites Game"--Watch an interview with the poet here: animation is part of our new series, &

Why should you read “The Master and Margarita”? - Alex Gendler

Get to know the Russian classic “The Master and Margarita,” a genre-defying blend of political satire and occult mysticism about a visit from the Devil.--The Devil has come to town. But don’t w

The lovable (and lethal) sea lion - Claire Simeone

Plunge into the ocean’s depths to take a closer look at the sea lion’s hunting skills, and to learn more about how climate change is affecting its habitat. --Sunning themselves on rocks or waddli

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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