• Imported Foods Concern Food Safety Experts

    A University of Georgia expert says the challenges in ensuring a safe U.S. food supply will continue to grow to unprecedented heights unless solutions are provided quickly. "Although most foods Americans eat are safe, with odds of greater than 1 in 1 million of becoming hospitalized from a serving of food, the dynamics of the U.S. food system are rapidly changing," said Michael Doyle, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety. "Consumers are much more vulnerable now to large episodes of foodborne illnesses." >> Read the Full Article
  • New Study: Compound In Broccoli Could Boost Immune System

    A compound found in broccoli and related vegetables may have more health-boosting tricks up its sleeves, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Veggie fans can already point to some cancer-fighting properties of 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), a chemical produced from the compound indole-3-carbinol when Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and kale are chewed and digested. Animal studies have shown that DIM can actually stop the growth of certain cancer cells. >> Read the Full Article
  • Russia Bans Italian Poultry to Stop Bird Flu

    Russia banned poultry imports from Italy from Monday to prevent the spread of the bird flu virus after outbreaks in the EU member state, but Italy said the strain was not dangerous and the ban impact was negligible. >> Read the Full Article
  • Dense Breasts, Hormone Levels Are Risk Factors For Breast Cancer

    Washington, D.C.--The density of a woman’s breast tissue and her level of sex hormones are two strong and independent risk factors for breast cancer, according to a team of researchers from Harvard and Georgetown universities. The finding dispels the common belief that the risk associated with dense breasts merely reflects the same risk associated with high levels of circulating sex hormones, they say. >> Read the Full Article
  • Follow your nose: Houston air quality study finds a few surprises

    Mercury and formaldehyde levels have scientists scratching their heads.As a frequent addition to the list of America’s most polluted cities, Houston is no stranger to having more than just oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air. But a University of Houston study found a few surprising results in the air Houstonians breathe day in, day out: mercury and formaldehyde. >> Read the Full Article
  • HIV denialists spread misinformation online -- consequences could be deadly; and more

    The Internet is serving as a fertile medium for "HIV denialists" to spread false ideas about HIV/AIDS, which could have terrible public health consequences, say scientists in a policy paper in PLoS Medicine. >> Read the Full Article
  • Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells

    CLEMSON, S.C. –– Clemson University chemists have developed a method to dramatically improve the longevity of fluorescent nanoparticles that may someday help researchers track the motion of a single molecule as it travels through a living cell. >> Read the Full Article
  • Study: Too Fat? Maybe A Virus Is To Blame

    A common virus caused human adult stem cells to turn into fat cells and could explain why some people become obese, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The research builds on prior studies of adenovirus-36 -- a common cause of respiratory and eye infections -- and it may lead to an obesity vaccine, they said. >> Read the Full Article
  • Roof, Paints, Carpets - New Phildelphia Senior Development Goes Totally Green

    From the 20,000 square foot vegetation-covered roof, to low-VOC paints and caulking, to the carpets, the Philadelphia Housing Authority has created a new 'best-practices' standard for green senior housing. It's called the Nellie Reynolds Gardens. Philadelphia, already a leader in building Energy Star affordable housing, is taking its commitment to energy efficiency and a clean environment to a new level, building its first "totally green building" in North Philadelphia. >> Read the Full Article
  • Organic Wild Hoodia, Appetite Suppressant, Arrives

    A Canadian herbal supplement company has begun marketing organic, wild grown Hoodia Gordonii, an African herb known for its high levels of steroidal glycoside - the principal appetite suppressant molecule in the plant. The company says organic certification is pending. >> Read the Full Article