Report : Cancer Research and Information Impeded
September 26, 2007 02:19 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
WASHINGTON — Allegations of mismanagement, industry influence, and suppression of whistleblowers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) are being investigated by Congress, and the director has temporarily stepped down. Today, OMB Watch released a report that further documents industry's attempt to restrict access to health and safety information produced by NTP.
New Leads in Search for Fossett
September 26, 2007 08:59 AM - Brendan Riley -Associated Press
Relying on new leads from Air Force experts, crews looking for famed aviator Steve Fossett plan to comb a rugged area near Death Valley by air and foot, authorities said Tuesday.
Gary Derks, the state Department of Public Safety official in charge of the search, said the Air Force analyzed images picked up by radar and satellite and "picked up what could be Mr. Fossett, his track."
Storms pose no risk to U.S. oil rigs in Mexico Gulf: NHC
September 26, 2007 08:53 AM - Reuters
Despite a tropical storm and a tropical depression spinning in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, no storms currently threaten the U.S. oil and natural gas production in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
Tropical Depression 13, however, could disrupt operations in the Cantarell Complex of Mexican oil fields beneath the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Nike Designs Shoe for American Indians
September 26, 2007 08:51 AM - Sarah Skidmore -Associated Press
Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.
The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost.
U.S. plans long border wall in south Texas
September 26, 2007 08:36 AM - Reuters
The U.S. government said it plans to build 70 miles of 16-foot-tall (5 meter) border fencing in southern Texas, including a section through a sensitive wildlife refuge, but local opponents vowed on Tuesday to keep fighting the wall.
U.S. breast cancer death rate continues dropping
September 25, 2007 09:59 AM - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death rate from breast cancer continues to drop steadily by about 2 percent a year, but black women are not seeing the same benefits as whites, the American Cancer Society said on Tuesday.
The group found that during 2001 through 2004, breast cancer diagnoses fell by an average of 3.7 percent a year -- in part because women stopped taking hormone replacement therapy and in part because fewer got mammograms and therefore were not diagnosed.
Death rates fell by 2 percent during that period.
For women over the age of 50, breast cancer rates fell more sharply, by 4.8 percent a year since 2001, the group said. Breast cancer rates were stable among black women and younger women, the group said.
The berry with punch
September 25, 2007 09:03 AM - Terri Coles -Reuters
All hail the acai, the latest of a variety of trendy fruits that are finding their way into drinks like smoothies, teas and juices, along with the promise of giving your health a boost.
Why are U.S. kids obese? Just look around them
September 25, 2007 09:00 AM - Julie Steenhuysen -Reuters
Tough choices tempt kids at every turn -- whether it is soda in school, junk food ads on TV or the fast-food chain around the corner -- and school policies limiting physical activity only make matters worse, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. This throng of temptations may explain why childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, they said.
'Healthy' restaurants help make us fat, says a new study
September 25, 2007 08:43 AM - Cornell University, Chronicle
If you're like most, you eat worst at healthy restaurants. The "health halos" of healthy restaurants often prompt consumers to treat themselves to higher-calorie side dishes, drinks or desserts than when they eat at fast-food restaurants that make no health claims, according to a series of new Cornell studies.
Rave Reviews: Stripes and Style Go Hand-in-Hand
September 25, 2007 08:36 AM - Victoria E, Greenloop Fashions
T-shirts are out and sweaters are in! Fall brings a host of fashion options, but if you are a guy, all you want is to be look good - no muss, no fuss. Eden's Reversible Shadow Crew Neck Sweater is one of the only additions your wardrobe will need this season. Featuring classic fit and a seamless blend of punk and preppy styles, this long-sleeve sweater was made in Peru from 100% cotton, has a mélange yarn dye stripe, thumbholes in the cuffs (when was the last time you remembered to bring you gloves anyway?), and reverses to solid black (perfect for those dressier offices and business meetings). Got a hot date? Pair this stripped number with your favorite jeans and a stylish military-style jacket and you won't be going home alone (wink wink).