News tagged with public health

Any added sugar is bad sugar, some experts contend

(HealthDay)—High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. But a new school of thought contends that plain old table sugar or even all-natural honey can be just ...

Jun 20, 2015
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House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the ...

Jun 19, 2015
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Increased anxiety associated with sitting down

Low energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with an increased risk of anxiety, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. These activities, which includ ...

Jun 18, 2015
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Tracking the viral parasites cruising our waterways

Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid ...

Jun 16, 2015
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US bans 'unsafe' trans fats in food (Update)

Artificial trans fats found in everything from margarine to cookies and frozen pizzas are not safe to eat and must be removed from food in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2015
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