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Flavoured foods 'lacking fruit'

A consumer pressure group says that shoppers are being misled into buying fruit-flavoured products which contain little or no fruit. The Food Commission said that too many products have images of fruit on the label, but often none inside.


UNI profs probe link between mercury and autism

CEDAR FALLS - A research article published by a pair of University of Northern Iowa professors concludes the link between mercury and autism can't be ruled out and needs further study.

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Men who take Viagra 'put their fertility at risk'

Using Viagra may be damaging men's fertility, researchers have warned. Experiments suggest that the anti-impotence drug can harm sperm and may prevent some men from fathering families.


More money for pharmaceutical companies! Owners give Prozac to depressed pets

Increasing numbers of British pets are being given Prozac to help them battle against depression, a leading veterinary expert has revealed.

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Something to purr about: cats reduce heart attack risk

A U.S. study suggests having a cat at home could cut your risk of a heart attack by almost a third.

The finding suggests that the stress relief pets provide to humans is heart-healthy.


The Lures of the Online Predator - How They Do It

These are excerpts from the book The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene. Many of these seduction techniques are time-tested and often used in sales & marketing as well as the training of Neuro-Linguistic Programming for salesmen and advertising persons. For anyone who thinks those "seduce women now" sites are total b.s. - think again. This is powerful, covert stuff that can penetrate even the smartest people. BEWARE

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Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods

This article discusses the potential health risks of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). It draws on some previously used material because its importance bears repeating. It also cites three notable books and highlights one in particular - Jeffrey Smith's "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods." Detailed information from the book is featured below.


Molecular Pathway, Previously Unknown, Spurs Growth Of New Blood Vessels

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a previously unknown molecular pathway in mice that spurs the growth of new blood vessels when body parts are jeopardized by poor circulation.

At present, their observation adds to the understanding of blood vessel formation. In the future, though, the researchers suggest it is possible that the pathway could be manipulated as a means of treating heart and blood vessel diseases and cancer.


Novel Link Between Excessive Nutrient Levels And Insulin Resistance Uncovered

For quite some time now, scientists suspected the so-called hexosamine pathway -- a small side business of the main sugar processing enterprise inside a cell -- to be involved in the development of insulin resistance. But they could never quite put their finger on the underlying mechanism.

Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered the long-missing molecular link: the enzyme OGT (short for O-linked ß-N-acetylglucosamine transferase), the last in a line of enzymes that shuttle sugars through the hexosamine pathway.

Their study revealed that OGT slams the brake on insulin signaling soon after insulin fires up the machinery that pulls glucose from the blood stream and squirrels it away inside liver or stashes the surplus energy in fat pads.


U.S.: Meatpacker to Shut Down in Wake of Massive Recall

Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co., which issued the biggest meat recall in U.S. history last week, probably will shut down permanently, the company's general manager told The Wall Street Journal.