“Pink Slime” Producer Attacks Free Speech and Food Freedom

By Brad Jordan Beef packing company sues ABC News for defamation Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC News for defamation after the news channel ran a series exposing its sale of “pink slime” filler in ground beef sold to most major retailers and the federal school lunch program. BPI claims the negative press tarnished their…

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BPA Increases Risk of Cancer in Human Prostate Tissue

“We believe that BPA actually reprograms the stem cells to be more sensitive to estrogen throughout life, leading to a life-long increased susceptibility to diseases including cancer.” Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts, can increase the risk for prostate cancer later…

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Vitamin E Protects Against Memory Disorders

Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently in Experimental Gerontology. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. The study was carried out in cooperation…

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Cannabis Drugs Have Pain-Relieving Potential for Arthritis

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. These compounds could also reduce joint inflammation, according to new research carried out at the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at The University of Nottingham. Cannabis contains a number of natural…

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Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits

Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology. Analysing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people’s mental health,…

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Gulf War Illness Tied to Cipro Antibiotics

by Lisa Bloomquist A U.S. military publication, The Air Force Times, made the connection that victims of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (“Floxies”) have been screaming about for years – that Gulf War Illness is tied to Cipro. In an article entitled, “New FDA warnings on Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness,” it was noted that…

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