Tag Archive: United States

Sep 25

RSB Show – 9/26/10

Radio broadcast on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 1 PM to 3 PM EDT: Hour One: Salmon from the Planet Krypton?

Sep 20

Not Enough Fruit in the U.S. Food Supply to Keep Population Healthy

Not enough fruits and vegetables are produced or imported to supply every resident of the United States with a healthy diet, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have concluded. “If everyone wanted to eat healthily, there would not be enough,” said the institute’s Susan Krebs-Smith. In coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the …

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Aug 16

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power The Entire Planet

Offshore wind turbines could provide enough electricity for the entire world if connected into the right kind of grid, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Delaware and Stony Brook University and published in the

Aug 16

FDA Approves ‘Week-After’ Pill

The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new form of emergency contraception Friday that can prevent a pregnancy as many as five days after sex. The decision to allow the sale of the pill, which will be marketed under the brand name “ella,” was welcomed by family-planning proponents as a crucial new option to …

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Aug 10

White Button Mushrooms Enhance Enhance The Immune System

Scientists have long known that certain types of mushrooms have anti-tumor activity. But what about widely available, common white button mushrooms (WBMs)? Known by the botanical name Agaricus bisporus, they are a tasty addition to everything from salads to pizzas — and, it turns out, they do have powerful health building properties. Agricultural Research Service …

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Aug 10

Smoking In Car Now Child Abuse In UK

Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has condemned society’s attitudes to food, alcohol and cigarettes. In a letter to the Observer newspaper, he said parents had to take more responsibility for their children’s health – and set a good example. He said irresponsible behaviour led to high levels of disease …

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Aug 05

Heart Failure Can Be Cured With Acupuncture

Heart failure is a progressive condition marked by a worsening of the heart’s ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. It is most often caused by a heart attack, years of high blood pressure or other injuries to the cardiovascular system and kills about 250,000 people in the U.S. each year, according …

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Aug 05

Food Stamp Hit Record 40.8m In May

The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday. Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases jumped 19 percent from a year earlier and increased 0.9 percent from April, the US …

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Aug 05

US to Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

Despite President Obama’s pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $36 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the …

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Aug 05

Lawsuit: Antimicrobial Soaps Damage Reproductive Organs

A nonprofit environmental group has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency failed to regulate toxic chemicals found in “antimicrobial” soap and other personal care products. The National Resources Defense Council alleges that two common ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, can damage reproductive organs, sperm quality and the production of thyroid and sex …

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