After a long legal stalemate, San Francisco has banned the happy meal. It has been under consideration for quite some time, but lawmakers finally approved legislation that would disallow the addition of toys in meals that include excess calories, sodium and fat.
As the medical establishment begins the annual push for nationwide flu vaccinations, people are starting to voice their opposition to this year’s injection. A new study from Consumer Reports found that 30% of respondents were unsure
The mainstream media has just recently began reporting on the dangers of Bispehnol A (BPA), despite evidence that has been available for some time that links it to serious conditions such as infertility. A five-year study has just been released that confirms the link between BPA and infertility, finding it severely damages sperm health.
An interesting new infographic (a picture combined with information) regarding smokers in the U.S. has been created based on information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Take a look at the state below.
Placebos, widely used in clinical trials that are necessary for drugs to be approved by the FDA, are coming into question. The pills are to be inert, often consisting of sugar or various types of oil that have no effect on the body. A new study has found that the majority of placebo-based trials never list the ingredients of the placebos, bringing many trials into question.
Magnetic resonance mammography (MRM) is particular good at finding tumours that are hard to spot using standard x-ray mammography. Younger women with a genetically high risk of breast cancer can be offered MRMs on the NHS if recommended by a clinician.
Canadian researchers from the Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia say they that do not expect the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, to cause much of a problem this year. Despite this information, they are still recommending that citizens take the H1N1 vaccination that the government has recently admitted increases the risk of deadly nerve disease.
Last year, you would be considered a medical “fraud” if you were to say that the swine flu vaccine may lead to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a deadly autoimmune disorder that can lead to partial paralysis and death. Now, however, even the government is admitting that the swine flu vaccine may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
A toxic chemical, often found in canned goods and plastic bottles, is continuously finding its way into our bodies on a daily basis. This gender-bending chemical, despite being linked to a conglomerate of health problems, has yet to be banned in the U.S.
The federal government has made good on a two-year-old promise to add bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to some cancers, to the country’s list of toxic substances, in spite of industry opposition.
October was proclaimed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical company, was responsible for the founding of the month. AstraZeneca manufactures two drugs related to breast cancer. Both of these drugs do nothing to prevent breast cancer, but rely
As early as 1999, aspartame was exposed as a toxic sweetener that was made through a process that involves genetically modified bacteria. An article by The Independent entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria” revealed that two of the largest health threats –artificial sweeteners and genetically modified organisms — were joining forces.
Candida albicans, one of the most misdiagnosed health ailments in the world, is a disease that leads towards a variety of health problems including heart inflammation, fatigue, mood swings, and asthma. Sparked by antibiotic use, this yeast imbalance affects subjects who are taking pharmaceutical antibiotics.
Antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed drug in the United States. They are prescribed even more often than drugs to treat high blood pressure, which one in every three Americans suffer from. In 2005 alone, doctors prescribed 118 million antidepressants to people around the country.
Just when you thought that genetically modified salmon was the final straw in the genetic manipulation of nature, a new food abomination has been created. Researchers in India have developed a genetically modified potato, filled to the brim with genetically altered amino acids.
Two widely used chemicals are implicated in obesity after they reacted with specially-made cells and influenced fat cell development and fat storage, two underlying factors in weight gain.
It has been nearly 20 years since genetically modified ingredients were first introduced in America. Since then, scientists have used genetic engineering to create horrifying animal hybrids. Scientists have borrowed genes from a jellyfish to make other organisms glow