Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture
(Duke University) Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to new Duke University-led research. The researchers presented their findings Feb. 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Geological curiosity: Mars "blueberries" reveal what ancient Mars may have looked like
(Natural News) The “blueberries” of Mars are not the least bit organic, much less edible. But the small, ferrous spheres strewn across the surface of Mars could tell us about the Red Planet during the time when liquid water flowed across its young face. First discovered by NASA’s Opportunity rover in 2004, the hematite-rich geologic features... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Low-power organic transistors
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Engineering twis Source Type: news

Printed subthreshold organic transistors operating at high gain and ultralow power
We report a high-gain, fully inkjet-printed Schottky barrier organic thin-film transistor amplifier circuit. The transistor signal amplification efficiency is 38.2 siemens per ampere, which is near the theoretical thermionic limit, with an ultralow power consumption of 60 decibels and noise voltage of
Source: ScienceNOW - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jiang, C., Choi, H. W., Cheng, X., Ma, H., Hasko, D., Nathan, A. Tags: Engineering reports Source Type: news

Clean food watch: Organically grown produce contains more antioxidants and lower levels of cadmium and pesticides compared to conventionally grown counterparts
(Natural News) Food safety is a major concern worldwide, especially now that many agricultural chemicals are associated with adverse health and environmental effects. Many people claim that organic crop production is the answer to these safety and environmental concerns. However, existing studies have contradicting results, making it difficult to ascertain whether these claims are true or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to tango with DMSO & ndash; A smart way to evaporate tough solvents
When it comes to organic synthesis, drug discovery, or natural products/polymer chemistry, one of the trickiest but most ubiquitous steps in the workflow is evaporation. For many years, chemists have... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

FEFU scientists found persistent organic pollutants in animal fur
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), working as part of an international toxicologists' team, studied fur samples of the wild terrestrial mammals in Primorye, Russian Far East. All samples contained persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which are resistant to decomposition, tend to accumulate in body tissues and are potentially risky for human and animal health. Some of them are prohibited by the Stockholm Convention. The research outcome was published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alphatec touts stay in NuVasive patent infringement case
Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) said today that a U.S. District Court granted a stay in a the patent litigation between it and competitor NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office considers recently filed challenges from Alphatec. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company said that the stay, which was agreed to by both companies, was granted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on February 6, and vacated a December 9, 2019 trial date. In the infringement suit, submitted last February, San Diego-based NuVasive claims it created the XLIF method for fusing vertebral disks to reduce ...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Patent Infringement Spinal Alphatec Nuvasive Source Type: news

Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis
(Rice University) A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists at Rice University allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rice U. lab adds porous envelope to aluminum plasmonics
(Rice University) New research from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics describes the first combination of a gas-trapping molecular sieve called a metal-organic framework, or MOF, with catalytic aluminum nanocrystals that can draw their power from sunlight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eliminating nonradiative decay in Cu(I) emitters: >99% quantum efficiency and microsecond lifetime
Luminescent complexes of heavy metals such as iridium, platinum, and ruthenium play an important role in photocatalysis and energy conversion applications as well as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Achieving comparable performance from more–earth-abundant copper requires overcoming the weak spin-orbit coupling of the light metal as well as limiting the high reorganization energies typical in copper(I) [Cu(I)] complexes. Here we report that two-coordinate Cu(I) complexes with redox active ligands in coplanar conformation manifest suppressed nonradiative decay, reduced structural reorganization, and sufficient o...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hamze, R., Peltier, J. L., Sylvinson, D., Jung, M., Cardenas, J., Haiges, R., Soleilhavoup, M., Jazzar, R., Djurovich, P. I., Bertrand, G., Thompson, M. E. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Homogenized halides and alkali cation segregation in alloyed organic-inorganic perovskites
The role of the alkali metal cations in halide perovskite solar cells is not well understood. Using synchrotron-based nano–x-ray fluorescence and complementary measurements, we found that the halide distribution becomes homogenized upon addition of cesium iodide, either alone or with rubidium iodide, for substoichiometric, stoichiometric, and overstoichiometric preparations, where the lead halide is varied with respect to organic halide precursors. Halide homogenization coincides with long-lived charge carrier decays, spatially homogeneous carrier dynamics (as visualized by ultrafast microscopy), and improv...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Correa-Baena, J.-P., Luo, Y., Brenner, T. M., Snaider, J., Sun, S., Li, X., Jensen, M. A., Hartono, N. T. P., Nienhaus, L., Wieghold, S., Poindexter, J. R., Wang, S., Meng, Y. S., Wang, T., Lai, B., Holt, M. V., Cai, Z., Bawendi, M. G., Huang, L., Buonass Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

FemBeat: P & G Acquires Organic Period Care Startup This Is L.
P&G has acquired feminine care startup This is L., which manufactures organic pads and tampons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's another reason to use organic fertilizer: Crops show greater development
(Natural News) Organic farming is becoming a trend – even for big agricultural companies which normally make use of conventional farming methods – and for good reason: Researchers found that using organic fertilizers promote greater plant growth. A team of Brazil-based researchers conducted a study to see how differently plants – soybean, in particular – will grow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc can protect against oxidative stress when it's taken together with chocolate and tea
(Natural News) The human body needs zinc to remain healthy. A study published in the journal Nature Chemistry suggests that the nutritional benefits of zinc can be bolstered when combined with a natural compound found in chocolate and tea. In particular, the study suggests that the trace mineral zinc may help activate an organic molecule that can prevent oxidative stress, which is linked to aging... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research: Religion affects consumer choices on specialty foods
(University of Wyoming) People with strong religious beliefs are more likely to buy fat-free, sugar-free or gluten-free foods than natural or organic foods, according to new research that could influence the marketing of those specialty food products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PROVEN: Eating organic food lowers cancer risk
(Natural News) If, like many other people, you’re convinced that organic produce is nothing more than an over-priced and unnecessary fad, you might be intrigued to learn that a study conducted by researchers from France’s equivalent of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, known as Inserm, has confirmed that organic fruit and veg is worth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are ‘ Natural Flavors ’ Really Natural?
Food manufacturers add flavorings to a surprising number of basic products, like Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Food Cooking and Cookbooks Organic Foods and Products Labeling and Labels (Product) Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

Organic strawberries found to stop the growth of cancer cells
(Natural News) Berries have been widely studied for their potential health benefits, particularly their anti-cancer properties. Various studies have provided evidence that among berries, strawberries, organic ones, in particular, can fight against cancer. In a study conducted by researchers from Sweden, it was revealed that extract from organic strawberries are especially effective at inhibiting cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rice grown with organic fertilizers are more nutrient-dense
(Natural News) Fortifying rice crops with silicon greatly enhances their nutritional profile, suggests a recent study published in the Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. The paper, presented by the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science in China, revealed that the use of silicon fertilizers can improve the concentration of essential minerals in rice, as well as increase its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking chemistry minus heat equals new non-toxic adhesive
(Purdue University) A new soy-based, non-toxic adhesive could be used in organic food packaging and some speciality food items. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Analysis Finds Heavy Metals In Many Bottled Juices
BOSTON (CBS) – Pediatricians recommend parents limit the amount of juice their kids drink because it’s high in sugar, but there’s another reason to think twice about offering it to kids. Consumer Reports is warning that many packaged juices contain heavy metals and could be putting their health at risk. Researchers tested 45 popular fruit juices, including apple, grape and fruit blends, many marketed for children, and found measurable amounts of heavy metals in every single product, including lead, arsenic, and cadmium. In some cases, they say drinking just a half a cup of juice a day is enough to raise...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Watch Listen Consumer Reports Dr. Mallika Marshall juice Source Type: news

Heavy Metals Found in Popular Fruit Juices
Consumer Reports experts tested 45 juices made by 24 brands, including well-known and lesser-known brands such as Gerber, Minute Maid, Mott's, Great Value from Walmart, Clover Valley from Dollar General, and Big Win from Rite Aid. Those tested included organic products, too, as well as store brands from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker shares rise on Q4, FY2018 earnings Beat
Shares in Stryker (NYSE:SYK) have risen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018 earnings. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company posted profits of approximately $2.1 billion, or $5.44 per share, on sales of approximately $3.8 billion for the three months ended December 31, seeing a swing from the red on the bottom-line while sales grew 9.4% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.18, just ahead of the $2.15 consensus on Wall Street, where analysts ...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

3M beats expectations, cuts outlook
Profits for the healthcare business at 3M Cos. (NYSE:MMM) were flat during the fourth quarter but up for the year, as the industrial conglomerate topped the consensus forecast today on a soaring bottom line. St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M said its healthcare division put up operating income of $458.0 million on sales of $1.52 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, down -0.4% and up 2.4%, respectively, compared with Q4 2017. Full-year operating income rose 2.0% to $1.80 billion on sales growth of 2.9% to $6.02 billion, compared with the prior year. The company cited increased food safety, HIT system, medical solutions ...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat 3m Source Type: news

Every bite you take is either FIGHTING disease or FEEDING it
(Natural News) It used to be true that conventional food that was not processed had plenty of vitamins and minerals to help your body fuel immunity, energy, and brain function. Not any more. The “gray area” between toxic food and organic food has been wiped out and no longer exists. The so-called “Big Food” corporations... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 tips for eating healthy on a budget
Eat well and save money – a win-win lifestyle. But, it’s also way easier said than done and the task can seem daunting. Who has time to cook every meal? And isn’t organic, fresh food more expensive? Fortunately, there are many ways to overcome those challenges. You’ve heard the benefits of eating healthy (and of b udgeting) countless times, so we’ll spare you those. Instead, here are some tips that can help you actually put your “stop eating out” plan in action.  1.  Delete Skip… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Project Best Life Source Type: news

7 tips for eating healthy on a budget
Eat well and save money – a win-win lifestyle. But, it’s also way easier said than done and the task can seem daunting. Who has time to cook every meal? And isn’t organic, fresh food more expensive? Fortunately, there are many ways to overcome those challenges. You’ve heard the benefits of eating healthy (and of b udgeting) countless times, so we’ll spare you those. Instead, here are some tips that can help you actually put your “stop eating out” plan in action.  1.  Delete Skip… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Project Best Life Source Type: news

The energy implications of organic radical polymers
(Texas A&M University) Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus is one step closer to realizing her goal of creating a battery made entirely of polymers, which has the potential to charge and discharge much faster than traditional batteries. Lutkenhaus, an associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has detailed her most recent findings on these polymers in a paper in Nature Materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Attorneys For GE, Residents Debate Groundwater Remediation At 7th Circuit
CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 15 heard oral arguments in a groundwater contamination lawsuit in which residents and the owner of a golf course contend that federal law requires General Electric Co. to abate 500 million gallons of water tainted with organic solvents (Martha Kai Conway, et al. v. General Electric Company, No. 18-1522, 7th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate
(Natural News) With pesticides containing disease-causing chemicals like glyphosate, many parents wouldn’t dream of letting their kids eat fruits and vegetables that aren’t organic. These kids may not be consuming much glyphosate, but if they get vaccinated, the chemical could well be injected into their bodies, where it can cause even more harm. A recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worms can process rice straw, scientists discover
(Sechenov University) A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) discovered that earthworms efficiently process rice straw and enrich the soil with organic matter increasing its fertility and preventing the burning of the straw that takes quite long to naturally decompose. The results of the study were published in the European Journal of Soil Biology. The work was supported with a grant of the Russian Science Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Common policy premise on link between soil and crop yield is valid -- to a point
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) While policymakers often tout the benefits of increasing soil organic matter as a way to boost agricultural yield, there is limited evidence that this strategy actually works. A new Yale study quantifies this relationship, finding that greater concentrations of organic matter indeed produce greater yields -- but only to a certain point. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Perrigo Issues Allergy Alert For Simple Truth Organic Banana, Strawberry & Apple Puree With Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Perrigo Company, in coordination with The Kroger Company, is initiating a voluntary recall of one production lot of Simple Truth Organic Banana, Strawberry& Apple Fruit Puree with Nonfat Greek Yogurt (LOT L8159, best by 08/06/2019, produced in Spain) due to improper labeling that does not indicate the presence of milk, posing a potential risk to consumers with milk allergies. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

An enantioconvergent halogenophilic nucleophilic substitution (SN2X) reaction
Bimolecular nucleophilic substitution (SN2) plays a central role in organic chemistry. In the conventionally accepted mechanism, the nucleophile displaces a carbon-bound leaving group X, often a halogen, by attacking the carbon face opposite the C–X bond. A less common variant, the halogenophilic SN2X reaction, involves initial nucleophilic attack of the X group from the front and as such is less sensitive to backside steric hindrance. Herein, we report an enantioconvergent substitution reaction of activated tertiary bromides by thiocarboxylates or azides that, on the basis of experimental and computational mechanist...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, X., Ren, J., Tan, S. M., Tan, D., Lee, R., Tan, C.-H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

White House Begins to Map Course toward Bio-Based Economy
Politicians and pundits clogged the airwaves last year with rhetoric about the state of the nation's economy. Amid this noise, a few economic policy initiatives did begin to take shape. For instance, last fall, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a request for comments on a draft policy to stimulate the bioeconomy. Scientists have long asserted that research is an investment that yields economic prosperity. A growing number of scientists and engineers have more recently advised that the biological sciences are poised to inspire transformative discoveries that can solve persistent problems...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Robert E. Gropp Source Type: news

NYC's Healthiest Neighborhoods Are Some Of Its Most Expensive
New Yorkers who crave wellness are willing to shell out extra bucks to live near an organic vegan restaurant and a high-end fitness club, experts say. A new report reveals the healthiest neighborhoods in the five boroughs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Senison, Contributor Source Type: news

New York City's Healthiest Neighborhoods Are Some Of Its Most Expensive
New Yorkers who crave wellness are willing to shell out extra bucks to live near an organic vegan restaurant and a high-end fitness club, experts say. A new report reveals the healthiest neighborhoods in the five boroughs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Senison, Contributor Source Type: news

Abbott misses Wall Street expectations on Q4 sales
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) stock is down about 2% today after its fourth-quarter sales failed to meet analyst expectations. The Abbott Park, Ill.–based maker of medical device, pharmaceutical, nutrition and diagnostics products brought in about $7.765 billion in revenue in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. The sales were up 2.3% from $7.589 billion earned during the same period a year ago but missed the $7.82 billion consensus of analysts polled on Yahoo! Finance. Earnings actually met expectations, and Abbott’s board in December even upped the company’s quarterly dividend 14.3%, to 32 cents per share. Fourth-...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well Wall Street Beat Abbott Source Type: news

Abbott Reports 2018 Results and Issues Strong Forecast for 2019
- Full-year 2018 sales growth of 11.6 percent; organic sales growth of 7.3 percent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The hidden pitfalls of popular diets
If you've resolved to eat healthier at one point or another, you may have been enticed by popular nutrition trends, like organic or gluten-free eating, or even vegetarianism. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
(Queen Mary University of London) An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The latest advances in synthetic approaches towards challenging structures
(Bentham Science Publishers) 'Advances in Organic Synthesis' is a book series devoted to the latest advances in synthetic approaches towards challenging structures. Its twelfth series presents comprehensive reviews written by eminent authorities on different synthetic approaches to selected target molecules and new methods developed to achieve specific synthetic transformations or optimal product yields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumption patterns of people who eat mostly organic foods are linked to better nutritional and health profiles
(Natural News) An increasing number of people are turning towards eating more organic foods because of their economic, environmental, and health benefits. These products, which were grown without the use of harmful pesticides, are considered safer and more nutritious than conventionally grown products. However, there is limited information regarding the direct health benefits of eating organic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you know the history of organic farming?
(Natural News) The roots of organic farming dig deep into the soil of our agricultural history. Ever since our ancestors moved from gathering and hunting to farming, we have depended on natural ways to cultivate our food. During the greater part of this time, people relied on rainfall or stored water reserves from winter snow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil firm uses NHS-style logo on advertising leaflet to 'exploit the curious and desperate'
Natural Organic Pure Clean CBD Oils ’ leaflets ape the familiar slanted block letter of the NHS logo, but to spell out ‘CBD’ – short for cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis – in a blue box. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Perdue Farms recalls more than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets
The gluten-free, organic, breaded chicken products, which were sold nationwide, may contain pieces of wood. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

New light shed on intensely studied material
(Link ö ping University) The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. Despite this, researchers at Link ö ping University have now demonstrated that the material functions in a completely different manner than previously believed. The result has huge significance in many fields of application. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Like salt, black pepper sits on almost every kitchen table or countertop in America. But while whole books have been written about sodium consumption and human health, black pepper and its compounds have garnered little attention from experts. But pepper probably deserves more scrutiny. Some research has linked black pepper marinades to the elimination of heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, which are the cancer-causing chemicals that form when meat is charred or cooked at high temperatures. A group at Kansas State University found that mixing one gram of fine black pepper with 100 grams of ground beef—which works out to ab...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news