Monthly Archives: April 2013

GMO LABELING BILL INTRODUCED

Senator Barbara Boxer from California and Representative Peter DeFazio from Oregon have introduced a bill which requires that all genetically modified food be labeled so that Americans can make informed decisions about what they eat. The bill has been assigned to a congressional committee, which will determine if it is sent to the House or […]

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TREATING IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

TREATING IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) is defined as recurrent and intermittent abdominal pain for at least three days per month in the last three months without other disease or injury that could explain the pain. In addition to abdominal pain and discomfort, there is a change in stool frequency and consistency and […]

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FEEDING FISH TO KIDS MAY PREVENT ALLERGIES

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition just published a study showing that children fed fish regularly from ages 1-12 years old had a lower incidence of allergy symptoms. In fact, their allergic symptoms were 74% less. Data has not been collected on children over the age of 12 to determine if there are long term […]

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STUDY SHOWS NO LINK BETWEEN LIGHT DRINKING DURING PREGNANCY AND CHILDRENS’ DEVELOPMENT

A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that children born to mothers who drank one to two drinks per week during their pregnancy did not harm a child’s neuropsychological development up to age 7. The researchers tracked 10,000 children from birth to age 7 and compared the mothers […]

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DAYLIGHT HOURS AND TEMPERATURE MAY BE LINKED TO HYPERTENSION

A recent study in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association showed an association between blood pressure and both personal-level environmental temperature and increased daylight hours and blood pressure. Each 1 degree Celsius increase in personal environment was associated with a decrease in daytime systolic blood pressure, and each one hour increase in daylight was […]

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