A group of California beekeepers and environmental groups filed suit last week to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict insecticides they say has a detrimental effect on honeybees.
The groups filed their lawsuit against the EPA in the Northern District Court of California, demanding that the regulatory agency suspend the use of pesticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam. The pesticides, which are part of a class of systemic insecticides known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed by plants and transported throughout a plant’s vascular tissue, making the plant potentially toxic to insects, the groups said. Neonicotinoids are chemically related to nicotine, the harmful ingredient in tobacco products.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that cinnamic aldehyde, which is obtained from cinnamon oil, actually decreases the bacteria in your mouth that are the culprits behind bad breath and gum problems. Since there are more than 90 million people who are plagued with chronic bad breath (or halitosis), cinnamon, such as in gum, can be a lifesaver.
The super-spicy Korean food/condiment kimchi is one of the world’s most healthful foods.
Packed with vitamins A, B and C, and high in fiber, Kimchi has been a part of Korean culture for thousands of years. Its first recorded appearance came in the 7th century. In Korea, Kimchi is consumed at an annual rate of about 40 pounds per person.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has not been shy about using the force of government to promote his public health initiatives when it comes to banning sodas that he feels are too big, smoking, fatty foods, bottle feeding infants, guns and Styrofoam. But asked whether government should also force people to exercise, even the mayor […]
Drinking too much wine has obvious negative impacts on cognition, but a new study shows that moderate wine intake could help protect against hearing and cognitive decline in the long term.
After giving birth four times via caesarean delivery, Lisa Epsteen wanted to have her fifth child vaginally. She found someone to help her through her high-risk pregnancy, and she thought he was on her side. That is until her doctor threatened to have police pick her up and drag her to the hospital for a surgical delivery.
On Tuesday a United Nations drug agency urged Federal officials in the U.S. to swiftly strike down legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, claiming that the State-level legalization could violate international treaties.
The diet of many Americans consists mostly of processed and fast foods. These are foods that are mass produced and devoid of nutrition.
Processed and fast foods are loaded with chemical additives and preservatives. The meat — which is taken from animals medicated with synthetic growth hormones and antibiotics and grown in unhealthy and unnatural conditions — is often more meat by-products and fillers than real meat. The “beef” version of these meat by-products is often what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come to term “pink slime,” which is beef trimmings and fat treated with ammonia.
Even while they are still medical school students and residents, future healthcare providers are already commonly given meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials by pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey accepted the yoke of expanded Medicaid funding under the terms of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report Tuesday. His decision appears to stem from overall fiscal exigencies in his 2013 State budget.