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Feds Again Invade Amish Farm for 5 a.m. Inspection
April 27, 2010 – 8:37 pm | 3 Comments
Feds Again Invade Amish Farm for 5 a.m. Inspection

HFA members may remember a previous article we published about the FDA invading an Amish farm. The story continues with agents invading the Amish farm in Pennsylvaniayet again at 5 …

The e.coli threat lurking in a free dab of lipstick
April 27, 2010 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
The e.coli threat lurking in a free dab of lipstick

Women are putting their health at risk by dabbing on lipstick, moisturiser and mascara from cosmetics tester packs at high street beauty counters.
In a shocking study, researchers found that every make-up tester pack they analysed …

Europe steps up pressure for smacking ban on human rights grounds
April 27, 2010 – 8:15 pm | 5 Comments
Europe steps up pressure for smacking ban on human rights grounds

Britain is facing renewed pressure from Europe to ban smacking on human rights grounds. It is now one of only a handful of countries holding out against a complete ban on the practice, according to …

Airborne Fungus Expected to Spread in U.S
April 24, 2010 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Airborne Fungus Expected to Spread in U.S

A potentially deadly airborne fungus, widely dubbed the killer fungus, has infected more than 50 people in the U.S., according to the CDC, and is expected to spread from the Pacific Northwest where it first …

Could acid in breast milk be the answer to beating cancer?
April 22, 2010 – 11:44 am | No Comment
Could acid in breast milk be the answer to beating cancer?

A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, claim researchers.
For the first time, the substance – known as Hamlet – has been successfully tested on humans. Patients with bladder …

Feds found Pfizer too big to nail
April 22, 2010 – 11:39 am | No Comment
Feds found Pfizer too big to nail

Imagine being charged with a crime, but an imaginary friend takes the rap for you. That is essentially what happened when Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, was caught illegally marketing Bextra, a painkiller that …

Boning up on the link between Fosamax and atypical fractures
April 22, 2010 – 11:33 am | No Comment
Boning up on the link between Fosamax and atypical fractures

Millions of women, take a bisphosphonate drug to make their r bones stronger and less likely to break New studies are suggesting that these drugs may actually diminish bone quality when used long term. …

The Death of High Fructose Corn Syrup
April 19, 2010 – 3:44 pm | 34 Comments
The Death of High Fructose Corn Syrup

The back-to-back, double whammy announcements that PepsiCo (PEP) is ditching high fructose corn syrup in Gatorade along with the results of a scathing new study from researchers at Princeton make it official — allies of …

Denmark’s Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals
April 19, 2010 – 2:01 pm | One Comment
Denmark’s Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals

They call it the “Danish Experiment” – a source of pride for the country’s 17,000 farmers. Unlike industrial farms in the U.S., which use antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease, farmers in Denmark use …

Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With More Asthma Symptoms, Medication Use
April 19, 2010 – 12:13 pm | One Comment
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With More Asthma Symptoms, Medication Use

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. In a paper published online in the Journal of …