Revoking Enlist Duo approval, agency sides with green groups and pulls brake on ‘lethal cocktail of chemicals’ Citing “new information” on the herbicide’s environmental toxicity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it will revoke its controversial approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals may be significantly more […]
Around 30 percent of the world’s population is now obese, while 50 percent is expected to fall into the category by 2030. Meanwhile, 5 percent of global deaths each year are linked to the condition, creating a drag on the global economy. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) revealed the not-so-hidden cost […]
Swedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting deadly wound infections, including MRSA. The bacterial blend has already been effectively tested on horses. “Antibiotics are mostly one active substance, effective against only a narrow spectrum of bacteria. When used alive, these 13 […]
Spending less time on the sofa lengthens ‘telomeres’ – the caps on chromosomes which protect the genetic code inside. The best anti-ageing technique could be standing up, scientists believe, after discovering that spending more time on two feet protects DNA. A study found that too much sitting down shortens telomeres, the protective caps which sit […]
Canadian honey producers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta to recover losses dating as far back as 2006, claiming that neonicotinoids they produce and sell are killing bees and cause massive material damage. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of all Canadian beekeepers by honey producers Sun Parlor Honey Ltd. and Munro Honey […]
Once upon a time, I was healthy; at least I thought I was. Sure, I lacked enough energy to get me through the day, but with all the commercials on TV touting energy drinks for America’s tired masses, I always assumed I wasn’t the only one suffering.
The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations. By now, most people have heard various negative things about a Western diet: it is […]
A good night’s sleep is crucial for better memory and studying. While this has been long known, scientists lacked exact evidence of what happened inside the brain. But now US and Chinese researchers have revealed precisely how sleep boosts memory. Sleeping after learning something new encourages the growth of the dendritic spines,
William Shakespeare said the eyes are the window to the soul, and though there’s some truth to that, why give significance to just the eyes? I believe the skin is the mirror of your health. When I worked in a clinical setting, I became adept at gauging an individual’s health by simply looking at him […]
Fitting a workout in can be a challenge for many people. But if being healthy is a priority, fitting one in is a necessity. Exercise is important for overall health, not just weight maintenance, but the prevention of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, cancers, and more. Fortunately, with a little creativity, you can squeeze in a quick […]
Vermont will become the first state to enact a law requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients after the governor signed the bill into law on Thursday afternoon. The bill will go into effect in July 2016. “I am proud of Vermont for being the first state in the nation to ensure that Vermonters […]
An effort to put a ballot initiative in front of Colorado voters regarding the labeling of genetically modified foods was allowed to proceed after the state Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by biotech and food industry outfits. For Initiative #48 to make it on the November ballot, supporters must now gather 86,105 petition signatures and […]
County residents vote down adding toxic fluoride to municipal drinking water. On Tuesday, the Hernando County Commissioner’s board held a meeting where both pro and anti-fluoride activists were allowed to voice their opinions, after which the crowd voted against mandatory fluoridation.
A conscientious shopper always reads labels when shopping for groceries. But if you are in the United States, those labels won’t tell you if there are genetically modified ingredients inside. Instead, you have to be a bit of a food detective, digging for the information yourself because the government and food producers alike don’t think […]
A Florida woman says she has found the ‘fountain of youth.” Her mother and grandmother both died of breast cancer at 47, and 36 years old, respectively. Her grandmother’s sisters died of cancer at early ages. Diabetes runs in her family. Annette Larkins is in perfect health and doesn’t take aspirin. In fact, she doesn’t […]