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4 Chemicals You Can Find in Food But Probably Can’t Pronounce

It seems hardly a day goes by now without some company announcing they are removing a chemical or artificial ingredient from food product, and that's fantastic! However, for every chemical removed fro…

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Death Kits: Would You Purchase Your Genetic Fate?

How interested are you in knowing your risk of dying? If the whole truth is what you're after, it may be closer than you think... as a new kit that tells you your risk of dying gets ready to hit t…

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Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Healthy (Video)

The word "natural" is a very powerful, persuasive and earthy-sounding adjective. We may see this word on everything from Sunchips bags to fruit juice. If you look a little closer, you'll realize tha…

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Why I Will Never Buy Peanut Butter Again

I love peanut butter. Over the years, I have bought countless jars of it—whether smooth or chunky, it’s totally yummy. Besides, it is packed with powerful health benefits: protein, vitamins, antiox…

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FDA Steps Up on Triclosan (kinda?)

Triclosan - a dangerous additive in antibacterial products - may be getting stricter regulation from the FDA, but does the new rule go far enough? The agency proposed a rule on December 15th that w…

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soap

Often assumed by consumers to be the gold standard in hygiene, antibacterial soap has recently come under scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration. Finally! The FDA has issued a proposal, …

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Are We Killing Our Pets With Treats?

Nearly 600 dogs have died since 2007 who consumed pet jerky treats made in China, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Another 3,600 dogs have been reported ill. The pet treats were sold und…

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Can You Swallow a Bit of Arsenic in Your Apple Juice?

About 20 years ago the U.S. apple growing industry was brought to its knees by a scare concerning Alar, a carcinogenic chemical sprayed on apples to make them more cosmetically appealing. Consumers we…

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Dairy Industry Wants to Sneak Aspartame into Milk

It’s possible that your milk may start containing aspartame and you’ll never know it. Two major dairy organizations are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow them to use aspartam…

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Male Birth Control Gel?

Originally published on July 5, 2012, on bedsider.org. Could it be that, finally, after all these years, a new birth control method for dudes is on the scene? Kinda sounds like, it based on recent …

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