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Health and Nutrition

The “Risk” of Caramel Colouring

20 Mar 2017

Colas derive their colour from caramel, which basically is a complex mixture of compounds produced when various carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, glucose or starches are heated to a high...

Frying and Cooking Fumes

20 Mar 2017

One wouldn’t expect that frying a steak exposes the cook to the same chemical that is used in mothballs, but it does. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology were...

Can hazelwood or amber necklaces help with the pain of babies' teething?

20 Mar 2017

Why are some mothers buying hazelwood or amber necklaces for their babies? It isn’t a new-fangled fashion statement. It’s actually old fashioned nonsense. These necklaces are being promoted as the...

What makes a fish “organic?”

20 Mar 2017

The use of the label "organic" is regulated by a strict set of guidelines. As it applies to farmed fish, it implies following a number of rules with respect to water recycling, disposal of waste...

What are the Pros and Cons of Eating Carrots?

20 Mar 2017

It has been said that eating a couple of carrots a day is like signing a health insurance policy. There are clear benefits to carrot consumption but let's deal first with the rare problems that can...

The Toxicity of Bisphenol A

20 Mar 2017

Take an aspirin tablet. Now imagine cutting it in half. And in half again. Keep doing this, obviously in your imagination, until you have about three million pieces. Now take one of those pieces...

"Natural" Soft Drinks

20 Mar 2017

The money that carbonated soft drink companies spend on advertising is astounding. Coca Cola dishes out about 235 million dollars a year to push its flagship product. But as far as producers are...

"Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher”

20 Mar 2017

The British press dubbed the future Prime Minister “Thatcher, Thatcher, milk snatcher” for sponsoring legislation to eliminate the free milk program for students over the age of seven.  The program...

What’s the Relationship between Fats and Prostate Cancer?

20 Mar 2017

There is no question that what we eat affects our health. After all, our body is composed of molecules that originate from food. We are literally what we eat. But teasing out the affects of...


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