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Mar 4 2015
Move follows decisions by others to curtail antibiotics use McDonald’s Corp. said its U.S. restaurants will stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, one of the biggest moves yet by a major food company to address growing concerns over antibiotic-resistant “super bugs.” McDonald’s on Wednesday said it plans to make the changes over the next two years,...
Mar 1 2015
Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing the half-Vulcan, super-logical alien Spock on “Star Trek,” died this morning of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused by years of smoking tobacco — even though he gave up the habit three decades ago. Just a few months ago, he tweeted: Don't smoke. Wish I never had. LLAP. (LLAP is short for “Live long and prosper,” the famous Vulcan greeting Spock...
Feb 28 2015
Two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-triggered illness -- unless they choose to kick the habit, according to new research from Australia. The study of more than 200,000 people, published this week in BMC medicine, found about 67 percent of smokers perished from smoking-related illness. That rate is higher than doctors previously estimated. Tobacco smoke can boost the risk for least...
Feb 26 2015
Humans have a habit of playing with their food, which is evident from the steady increase in food additives in packaged produce we have witnessed in the past half-century. Food scientists chuck in these extra ingredients for a variety of reasons, such as to improve texture and flavor, or to make a product last longer or look more appealing. Perfectly whipped ice-creams and velvety smooth...
Feb 26 2015
First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life. Although people living in the Western world have been...

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