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  • Standing up for clean indoor air

    Standing up for clean indoor air
    There is a widely-held belief that e-cigarettes are safe because there is no smoke involved. That's always been a dubious claim considering that the vapor they produce, like cigarette smoke, contains nicotine and other chemicals, but a new study led by...
  • Britain is on the brink of a perilous vote for 'three-person in vitro fertilization'

    Britain is on the brink of a perilous vote for 'three-person in vitro fertilization'
    Britain is about to become the only country in the world to explicitly allow the inheritable genetic modification of humans. With a vote Feb. 3 in the House of Commons, the country has paved the way for "three-person in vitro fertilization," which...
  • DNA testing exposes fish fraud, but use on herbal supplements raises questions, criticism

    DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk. But can it tell if a pill touted as an energy-booster contains ginseng or...
  • 'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them

    'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them
    When you grow up, your heart dies. I know this because Ally Sheedy told me so. She said we all become our parents, there is no avoiding it. Also, if I ever do decide to run away from home, I don't have to live on the streets; I could go to Afghanistan....
  • Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

    Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes. The devices, which heat a nicotine solution to create a vapor instead of burning tobacco, have passed traditional smokes in...
  • After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

    The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market. The ongoing saga of Sprout...
  • Artificial sweeteners: Moderation is key to avoid any problems

    The label says, "no sugar added," "sugar-free," or "diet." So what makes the food or drink inside the package so sweet? Chances are it's an artificial sweetener, a chemically processed sugar substitute. Also known as non-nutritive, non-caloric or high-...
  • A better Butterfinger? Nestle to remove artificial ingredients from candy bars

    A better Butterfinger? Nestle to remove artificial ingredients from candy bars
    Chocolate lovers in the U.S. can kiss artificial flavors and colors in Butterfingers, Crunch and Baby Ruth bars goodbye, as Nestle aims to become the first U.S. candymaker to remove such ingredients from its chocolate products. Nestle USA announced this...
  • ND House defeats bill that would legalize medical marijuana

    North Dakota's Republican-led House Wednesday rejected a measure to legalize medical marijuana, citing concerns about public safety and the burden on law enforcement. The House voted 67-26 to kill the bipartisan measure. Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson,...
  • Goya Foods issues recall for certain Kirby black beans, bean soup

    Goya Foods issues recall for certain Kirby black beans, bean soup
    Certain lots of Kirby brand black beans with creole seasoning, 29 oz. size and Goya brand black bean soup, 29 oz. size made by Goya Santo Domingo, S.A. are being recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The voluntary recall was...
  • Eating whole grains could help you live longer

    A new observational study suggests that eating whole grains can decrease the chance of premature death by 9 percent. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, reviewed two studies that examined the eating habits of more than 100,000...