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  • Library hosts butterfly release event

    Library hosts butterfly release event
    June marks the start of butterfly season, and about 50 people gathered in the courtyard at Eisenhower Public Library on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate the tiny insects with the colorful wings. Nearly 50 Monarch butterflies were released from...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Take supplements safely

    Environmental Nutrition More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements, in tablet, capsule, liquid and powder form, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While dietary supplements --...
  • FDA banning trans fats from foods

    FDA banning trans fats from foods
    The federal government will require food companies to remove most artificial trans fats, which research has shown have no health benefits and contribute to heart disease, the country's leading cause of death. The Food and Drug Administration said...
  • EEUU busca eliminar las grasas trans de los alimentos

    El gobierno de Barack Obama ordenará que las empresas alimenticias eliminen gradualmente las grasas artificiales durante los próximos tres años, y las calificó como una amenaza a la salud pública. Dichas acciones retirarán las grasas trans de la cadena...
  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

    FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats
    The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely....
  • What is trans fat? A look at different kinds of fats

    The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats. UNSATURATED FAT:...
  • Trans fat Q&A: Things you need to know

    WASHINGTON So long, trans fat. Artificial trans fat is about to become much more scarce in the U.S. food supply now that the Food and Drug Administration has determined that its main source, partially hydrogenated oils, are not safe for human...
  • FDA bans trans fats in the U.S.: Which foods have them

    FDA bans trans fats in the U.S.: Which foods have them
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, must be removed from all food products in the United States within the next three...
  • Aetna and Coty are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Aetna Inc., up $3.96 to $124.97 UnitedHealth Group Inc. approached the rival health insurer about a possible takeover offer,...
  • Trans fats already out of most food products, companies say

    Trans fats already out of most food products, companies say
    Many companies say they're already meeting Food and Drug Administration demands to get rid of artificial trans fats — three years ahead of the deadline. The FDA on Tuesday unveiled new rules requiring companies to eliminate almost all partially...
  • Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from Baltimore law

    Vaping advocate says Howard council should take inspiration from Baltimore law
    Howard County should follow Baltimore's lead and allow bars and restaurants to choose whether or not to allow vaping, rather than banning the practice altogether, the leader of an association of vaping businesses told the County Council Monday night....