Health Behavior News Service

The Health Behavior News Service, (HBNS) has been in existence since 1999. It is a project of the Center for the Advancement of Health. The goal of HBNS is to provide the media and the public with the latest evidenced based scientific research for the purpose of making an informed decision about their health care. The service is funded by the Annenberg Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. HBNS publishes health news on the Web, The Prepared Patient and the subscription is free.

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Biotechnology

Making wheat and peanuts less allergenic

The United States Department of Agriculture identifies a group of "big eight" foods that causes 90% of food allergies. Among these foods are wheat and peanuts.

Energy & Green Tech

Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, ...

Security

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and using fake accounts on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field.

Plants & Animals

Harpy eagles could be under greater threat than previously thought

Harpy eagles are considered by many to be among the planet's most spectacular birds. They are also among its most elusive, generally avoiding areas disturbed by human activity—therefore already having vanished from portions ...