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Does Your Veterinarian Really Love Animals?
You wouldn't think a veterinarian would have to say, "I
love animals." After all, doctors don't say, "I love people."
But in 200 email messages to the Daily O’Collegian, the Oklahoma State
University (OSU) student newspaper, that's just what vets and vet students are
saying to defend the vet school's live dog labs.
Mar 7, 2009 - 7:44:15 AM
US shiitake market mushrooming
Shiitake mushrooms are the third most popular mushroom species in
the U.S. In addition to taste, shiitake have a multitude of health
benefits. Low in calories, glucose and sodium, shiitake are high in
potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.
Feb 26, 2009 - 2:39:36 PM
Analysis of fresh strawberries reveals consumer preferences
Fresh strawberries. Just the
mention of this iconic spring and early summer fruit can elicit
mouthwatering memories of shortcake, fruity drinks and sweet desserts.
Feb 26, 2009 - 2:19:47 PM
Start at the Store: 7 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
Safeguarding your home against foodborne illnesses begins not at home, but at the supermarket, grocery store, or any other place where you buy food that you plan to store and serve.
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:53:18 AM
On Friday, February 6, 2009, Medicare announced its
intention to stop paying for vitamin D blood tests in many Medicare
districts. If this rule passes, the change will quickly extend to all
Feb 12, 2009 - 7:58:18 PM
Can Motherhood Be Addictive?
That's what 33-year-old Nadya Suleman would say if there
were a self help group called Mothers Anonymous.
Feb 8, 2009 - 9:22:16 AM
Salt Institute re-launches its website
Long the most popular
destination for Internet searchers for information about “salt,” the
Salt Institute’s website, http://www.saltinstitute.org, has been
re-launched with a new look and user-friendly organization.
Feb 5, 2009 - 3:22:56 PM
Energy drinks: The coffee of a new generation?
It's not uncommon for students to consume energy
drinks to increase their concentration as they study throughout the
night. "Energy drinks are the coffee of a new generation," says
Stéphanie Côté, nutritionist with Extenso, a Université de Montréal
health and nutrition think-tank. "These drinks are made up of sugar and
caffeine and can have a negative impact on health."
Feb 5, 2009 - 2:51:17 PM
Why is Jessica Simpson Fat?
Like Britney Spears, her
Halloween-costume grade hair extensions and brown eyes just emphasize
how dark--and short--her real hair is. (She has her own hair extension
Feb 3, 2009 - 3:00:50 PM
Plums poised to give blueberries run for the money
Plums are rolling down the food fashion runway sporting newly discovered high
levels of healthy nutrients, say scientists at Texas AgriLife Research.
Jan 30, 2009 - 9:32:05 PM
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture is providing recommendations to the regions affected by
severe winter weather in Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. USDA is
hopeful that this information will help minimize the potential for
foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems that are
often associated with severe weather events.
Jan 27, 2009 - 8:47:08 AM
Hypertension and cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River
A study conducted by Université de Montréal
researchers on downstream and upstream water from the Montreal wastewater
treatment plant has revealed the presence of chemotherapy products and certain
hypertension and cholesterol medications.
Jan 26, 2009 - 10:04:54 AM
Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, UAB study finds
Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a new study that will appear in the February issue of Pediatrics.
Jan 26, 2009 - 10:03:04 AM
DTV Transition and the Coupon Program
At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in
the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100%
digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a
clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves
for use by emergency responders.
Jan 23, 2009 - 1:27:03 PM
Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Engineered (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety
A long-term feeding
study commissioned by the Austrian Agency
for Health and Food Safety, managed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health,
Family and Youth, and carried out by Veterinary University Vienna, confirms
genetically engineered (GM) corn seriously affects reproductive health in mice.
Non-GMO advocates, who have warned about this infertility link along with other
health risks, now seek an immediate ban of all GM foods and GM crops to protect
the health of humankind and the fertility of women around the world.
Jan 17, 2009 - 3:05:16 PM
FOOD TOXINS: 30-Day Healthier Eating Non-GMO Challenge
The Institute for Responsible Technology’s (IRT) 30-Day Healthier Eating Challenge helps consumers eliminate genetically modified foods (GMOs) to achieve a healthier body in 2009. Their free Non-GMO Shopping Guide, available now, makes selecting healthier groceries quick and easy.
Jan 17, 2009 - 2:59:16 PM
Non-GMO Shopping Guide by Jeffrey M Smith
All you need to know about how to avoid GMO foods. The
four main GMO sources are soy, corn, cottonseed, and canola. This means
everything from vegetable oil to bread likely contains some level of GMOs.
There is also GM Hawaiian papaya, and a little zucchini and yellow crook neck
squash. The first US GM sugar beet harvest is underway, which means thousands
of products in the U.S. will be produced using GM sugar.
Jan 17, 2009 - 2:53:08 PM
Do we have to eat meat and dairy products to have enough nutrients
This seems to be a simple question. But I bet millions of people have no clue about the answer!
Jan 9, 2009 - 1:15:43 PM
How to Avoid Genetically Modified Ingredients
the U.S., food products that contain genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) do not have to be labeled as such. This is a big problem,
considering more than 90% of surveyed consumers say they would avoid
products with these ingredients and since most packaged foods on
grocery store shelves already contain hidden GMOs.
Jan 7, 2009 - 1:04:10 PM
Envy? Denial? Must be a Class Reunion!
Nowhere in science is the "survivorship bias" as well demonstrated as the class reunion.
Jan 6, 2009 - 10:44:09 AM
Public Letter for Support of Dr. Yue
For your information, there is a copyright infringement case pending in the Supreme Court that may help shape your understanding of the U.S. legal system. It is a very interesting case.
Jan 5, 2009 - 2:42:33 PM
Get Out of Denial About Your Food Says Cowboy Activist!
With his cowboy hat and
handlebar mustache, agricultural activist Trent Loos is a one-man army
against the animal rights movement.
Dec 30, 2008 - 4:06:27 PM
Pork Product Safe to Eat But Not Breathe
The head tables are gone at
Quality Pork Producers (QPP) in Austin, MN, Indiana Packers Corp. in
Delphi, IN, and Hormel Foods Corp. in Fremont, NE.
Dec 23, 2008 - 8:47:48 AM
Too Disaffected to Believe in Santa? Not these grown-ups!
Whitney Houston is singing, "Hark! Are the Bells; Sweet Silver Bells,"
on the boom box. Two Christmas trees bow with oversized red globes,
pyramids of beckoning but empty gifts on their skirts. Wreaths,
snowflakes and Peace on Earth plaques line the promenade to the Santa
altar. And the throne? A Neptune-esque red velvet
mountain with griffins and other phantasmagoria carved into its gold arms and back.
Dec 20, 2008 - 7:26:31 AM
Women double fruit, veggie intake with switch to Mediterranean diet plan
In a new study led by the University of Michigan Health
System, women more than doubled their fruit and vegetable intakes and
dramatically increased their consumption of "good" fats when they were
counseled by registered dietitians and provided with a list of
guidelines on the amount of certain foods they should eat each day.
Dec 17, 2008 - 10:13:41 AM
Some Rethinking Animal Sacrifice at Eid Feast
"The animal tried to stand up but couldn't as the ground was slippery,"
said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the
Today's Zaman website.
Dec 14, 2008 - 7:49:04 AM
Sweetened Beverage Consumption Increases in the U.S.
the past two decades, the number of adults consuming sugar-sweetened
beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches has increased
dramatically, according to a study led by researchers at the
Dec 11, 2008 - 9:25:02 AM
The dark chocolate version of Father Christmas is most filling
research at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of
Copenhagen shows that dark chocolate is far more filling than milk
chocolate, lessening our craving for sweet, salty and fatty foods. In
other words, eating dark chocolate may be an efficient way to keep your weight down over Christmas.
Dec 10, 2008 - 7:38:21 AM
Naughty Brewers Sully Santa in Beer Promos
MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch
have been very, very naughty this holiday season, according to the nonprofit
Center for Science in the Public Interest. The watchdog groups says
that the companies deserve lumps of coal—if not subpoenas—in their stockings
for using the iconic image of Santa Claus to promote binge drinking events
in Atlanta, Boston, Washington, and other cities.
Dec 9, 2008 - 11:28:08 AM
Just a little bit of help now can buy us all a lot of success in 2009!
The response to our Campaign for Healthier Eating in America has made this an exhilarating year for everyone at the Institute
Dec 9, 2008 - 10:50:09 AM