GMO Labeling Bill Moves Forward in Vermont
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.
We are really excited that Vermont is going to be leading on this, said Falko Schilling,...
Antibacterial Soap Could Make You Sick: Study
Antimicrobial chemicals in soaps and other household cleaning products may actually promote bacterial infections that take hold in the human nose, new research shows.
FDA: Just Because It's Sweet Doesn't Mean It's Honey
Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not honey.
Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a blend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.
Only manufactures that do not...
One Serving of Beans a Day Lowers Bad Cholesterol: Study
Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL bad cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease,a new review suggests.
Canadian researchers examined 26 U.S. and Canadian studies that included a total of more than 1,000 people. Their analysis showed...
Milk Eases Women's Arthritis: Study
Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by...
Is Your Tap Water Lowering Your IQ?
Tap water containing even low levels of arsenic has been shown to lower IQ, according to a new study of Maine schoolchildren.
Crib Mattresses Emit Harmful Chemicals: Study
Chemicals from crib mattress may expose infants to high levels of harmful volatile organic compounds as they sleep, according to new research by the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Coffee Is Good for Your Liver
Consuming two or more cups of coffee daily can cut the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by two-thirds, according to new research.
Eating Cabbage, Broccoli Lowers Inflammation: Study
In a study of more than 1,000 Chinese women, those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had substantially less inflammation than those who ate the fewest. Cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower, and eating them...
Acupuncture More Effective Than Antidepressants: Study
Acupuncture has been found to be more effective than antidepressants in improving depressive symptoms, while producing fewer side effects.
25 Drug Companies Phase Out Animal Antibiotics
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies to...
Top 7 Herbal Sleep Aids for Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder more common in adults. Causes vary. Patients of insomnia can use melatonin, a natural sleep aid. Apart from over-the-counter medication, home remedies and herbs are effective in treating insomnia.
Simple Home Remedy for Female Incontinence
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you may be able to ease your symptoms by simply increasing your intake of magnesium. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study at Israel's Tel Aviv University found that 55 percent of women who took 350 milligrams of magnesium...
Medical Marijuana Eases MS Symptoms: Experts
Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease,according to new guidelines.
To reach that conclusion, an expert panel...
Should Chef's Bare Hands Be Allowed to Touch Food?
As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to toss locally grown Romaine hearts with anchovy dressing in a metal bowl, while another, facing diners from...
Don't Blame Food Additives for Hives
Food additives are blamed for a lot of ailments - including rashes, hives, and other allergy-like skin reactions. But a new study finds there is no connection between chronic skin eruptions and additives like dyes, preservatives, emulsifiers, and flavor enhancers.
Probiotics Found to Protect Kids From Daycare Illnesses
A trial in Mexico suggests probiotics may help protect kids from the mild, but seemingly constant, illnesses they pick up in daycare.Preschoolers given a daily probiotic for three months had markedly fewer respiratory infections and bouts of diarrhea compared to classmates...
6 Natural Ways to Stop Headaches
Americans spend billions every year on headache medicines and pain treatments. But a variety of natural methods ease head pain as effectively as over-the-counter treatments.
Underwater Birth Risky, Say Obstetricians
Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve a mom-to-be's pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.
There's no count of how many babies in the U.S. are...
Honey Fights Drug-Resistant Superbugs: Researchers
A new study that has found honey is not only a powerful antibacterial agent, but may also be effective in treating antibiotic-resistant superbug.
Massage Relieves Neck Pain: Study
Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.
One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior scientific investigator at...
GMO Fish: Is It Safe?
The Food and Drug Administration is still considering whether a proposed genetically engineered fish is safe for consumers, the agency's top official said on Thursday.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said it was examining as many as 35,000 comments about the application on...
Simple New Treatment for Enlarged Prostate
An 8 to 10-second blast of steam delivered directly to the prostate gland by an instrument similar to a cystoscope may relieve an enlarged prostate without surgery or drugs. Approximately 60 percent of men aged 60 and older have benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or an...
Spinach Compound Cuts Between-Meal Snacking
A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday.
Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, found the compound,...
Vitamin B5 Pills Found to Lower Cholesterol
New research shows that a form of vitamin B5 called pantethine significantly lowers cholesterol - and the supplement could offer an alternative for people taking statin drugs. The study "confirmed the efficacy of pantethine in a healthy North American population who had...
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