Bloomberg wants to ban large, sugary drinks from the Big Apple. New York City
New York City's mayor unveiled a plan to that will ban the sale of any sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces. "Restaurants, delis, movie theater and ballpark concessions would be affected, because they are regulated by the health department," reports the New York Times.
The proposed ban will not apply to diet drinks, fruit juices, milkshakes, or alcoholic drinks. Any fast-food chains that dispense sodas at self-serve fountains would, under the law, be required to give customers cup sizes of... Read More
Aspirin and other similar painkillers, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers ("NSAIDs"), may ward off skin cancer, according to new research, reports the Los Angelese Times.
The findings were reported in the the Journal "Cancer" in which researchers from Denmark evaluated 19 years of skin cancer data from people that had ever used NSAIDs (meaning more than two times) concluded that they were 15% less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 13% less likely to develop malignant melanoma.
Based on the data the longer that patients took the NAIDS, the better... Read More
Chagas disease is caused a tropical parasitic disease carried by blood-sucking insects that has infected up to 8 million people in the Americas. While not widely known about the disease is becoming the "new AIDS of the Americas," the New York Times reports.
Many carriers however never show symptoms but close to a 1/4 of them eventually develop potentially fatal enlarged hearts or intestines. To-date the majority of those infected live in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and Bolivia. There are estimated to be approximately 300,000 people infected in the US.
Tropical... Read More
Quitting Is the Start
If you are telling yourself, enough is enough these cigarettes are killing me. I don't want to be handcuffed to a packet of cigarettes for life.
I WANT life, I want to be healthy, I don't want to be under the control of nicotine.
We dont say this too scare people or the like. We simply say this because it's a fact, that it's only a matter of time before you WILL get sick and WILL loose your health as a consequence of smoking.If quitting scares you, it must send shivers down your spine. THINK ABOUT THIS, it WILL cost you thousands of dollars, but you... Read More
Rep. Jared Polis is on a mission to remove what some people consider to be one of the best bills Congress has passed in recent history.
In 2011 they voted that pizza was to still be considered a vegetable. Well, at least when it comes to school lunches "it's a vegetable" according to the U.S. government. Under the proposed USDA school lunch standards, potatoes in school lunches, such as French Fries, and less than one half of a cup of tomato sauce -- meaning most Pizzas -- would not have been considered a vegetable. Branded bribery was afoot as food companies complained using... Read More
People say the darnedest things. And sometimes they say the most insensitive things. Whilst it’s great that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has received enough media attention that it’s no longer a dirty secret, it is obvious that many people still fail to understand the true severity of this anxiety disorder. When people say things like “I’m so OCD about that,” what they don’t get is that were they really suffering from OCD they would be trapped in an endless cycle of intrusive thoughts and anxiety, held hostage by their own minds, and often barely able to function in their lives. So... Read More
For years, Vancouver writer Jacquie Somerville wrestled with her two conflicting passions: food and fashion, and the resulting issues with weight, body image, and self worth. As many women can attest, it’s a real dilemma trying to reconcile Dolce & Gabbana with dulce de leche, and Marc Jacobs with mousse cake. But Jacquie, an admitted fashion and food addict, manages to bring these two passions together in My Fat Little Rule Book.
“I wrote My Fat Little Rule Book as a guide for myself, and it contains the 15 rules that allowed me to finally achieve my goal weight,” said Jacquie.... Read More
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therin lies the problem...cost few can afford.
bit of a stretch bud? :>)
thanks Barb, we are a strange race indeed. Without exception my friend everything food wise on this planet seems linked of late; smacks of money grasp. For instance a guy and his missus found some damn cacti out the bush that does every damn thing but...