TIL Coca-Cola was sued by a consumer protection agency for misleading health claims regarding VitaminWater, which contains 33 grams of sugar per bottle. Coca-Cola's defense was that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking VitaminWater was a healthy beverage.”
Kids may be paying more attention than you think when you say vegetables are good for them. According to a new study by Stanford researchers, teens who have health-oriented food rules at home (e.g. a vegetable must be eaten at dinner) are more likely to make healthy eating decisions on their own.
TIL Manoj Bhargava the creator of 5 Hour energy created the formula in 30 days, has a net worth of 4 billion and plans donate 99 percent of his wealth by creating a series of inventions to help 3rd world countries receive basic functions like water, electricity, and health.
Think twice about buying 'squashed-faced' breeds, vets urge dog-lovers - British Veterinary Association launches #breedtobreathe campaign to highlight serious health issues breeds such as pugs and French bulldogs are prone to
Alberta government introduced legislation to keep protesters at least 50 metres away from abortion clinics and make it illegal for demonstrators to video or take pictures of people entering or leaving building. Intimidation of patients at province’s clinics is on rise, Health Minister Hoffman said.
Chickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine: Warning over wider global health impacts after findings reveal thousands of tonnes of colostin - the ‘antibiotic of last resort’ - are being shipped to India’s farms.
Students whose sex ed programs teach abstinence as the only way to protect sexual health have less favorable attitudes toward condoms and are more likely to have unprotected sex than students who learn safe sexual practices. Abstinence-only sex education programs do not stop minors from having sex.
More than 200 Quebec doctors oppose proposed pay raise for themselves: They want the provincial government to backtrack on plans for pay hikes, saying other employees in the health care industry such as nurses are continuing to work under tough conditions.
From ‘barely surviving’ to thriving: Ontario basic income recipients report less stress, better health. The three-year pilot project, which began last summer, is testing whether no-strings-attached cash support can boost health, education and housing for people living in poverty.
Under Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has dramatically shifted away from its stated mission to “protect human and environmental health.” Instead, the agency is clearly favoring the interests of the polluting industries that it is mandated to regulate, according to a study
TIL that the snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939.
An international study of alcohol consumption has found no overall health benefits from moderate drinking and calls into question the U.S. guidelines that say men can safely drink twice as much as women
Allowing employers a “moral exemption” from offering birth control coverage is immoral. The issue here should not be an employer’s religious or moral beliefs but the needs, beliefs, health and safety of the employee. Your employers religion shouldn’t dictate your healthcare options.
Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels' - Study on rats show the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, poses "a significant public health concern". “It shouldn’t be happening and it is quite remarkable that it is.”
A new Johns Hopkins study found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the U.S. was approximately $9.3 billion (in 2015) and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses.
TIL During the Iraq-Iran war, Minister of Health Riyadh Hussein suggested Saddam step down temporarily. When no one else supported the idea, Saddam escorted Mr. Hussein to the next room, closed the door, shot him, then returned to the meeting. His widow received his dismembered corpse the next day.
The deadly plague epidemic that has rocked the island of Madagascar could reach mainland Africa. The outbreak, which has been described the worst in 50 years' and has now reached "crisis" point, has prompted World Health Organization officials to place nine African countries on high alert.
Farmers must stop antibiotics use in animals due to human health risk, warns WHO - Overuse of antibiotics in animals is contributing to growing drug resistance in humans with serious health implications, says global health body.
I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set.
Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems. About 80% report very negative effects on work and wages, and almost 50% very negative effects on family life. About 45% suffer from clinical levels of mental health problems such as anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
When Cousins Marry (2018) - A rise in first cousin marriages leads to damaging health issues for children. Lack of awareness and political correctness leads to continued public ignorance.
Engineer who lived modestly donates $37 million to Pittsburgh Foundation. Mr. Suckling’s bequest, will benefit the Sewickley Public Library, the Heritage Valley Health System in Sewickley, and nonprofits and programs in the Sewickley region that help low-income youth and families.
TIL In the 1960s, the sugar industry paid three Harvard scientists $50,000 to say that heart disease was most likely caused by saturated fat. After their report was published in JAMA, diets concentrating on low fat gained the endorsement of many health authorities.
Low levels of alcohol consumption is potentially beneficial to brain health, by improving the function of the glymphatic system, which helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease, finds a new study in mice.
Fox News contributor Todd Starnes blames pornography, the separation of church and state, abortion, gay marriage, and the devil for the Florida high school shooting. Not blamed: The shooter, lax gun restrictions, poor mental health facilities
Adam Silver to sports industry execs: "Whether it's issues of race and gender, health, mental wellness or technology in media, what we all do in this room matters day in and day out. Do not stick to sports. Embrace it, celebrate it, and let's use it to build bridges and bring people together."
Children denied help with mental health unless they attempt suicide - Britain is confronting a mental health crisis because resources for children are so stretched that some only receive help if they seriously self-harm or attempt suicide, Britain’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s has warned.
Berlin finds culinary solution to combat invading crayfish - The German capital has been suffering from a plague of rapidly reproducing invasive crayfish. Now, health authorities have given the all-clear for a simple solution to reduce their numbers: eating them.