The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving food manufacturers 2 years to remove a handful of artificial flavors from drinks, baked goods, ice cream and other foods for having ties to cancer in laboratory animals. Sounds like a straightforward situation, right? Spoiler alert: it's not. The change sprang from a petition arguing...

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An interesting ad is making the rounds on DC radio. “In the 1980s and 90s we weren’t so sure about what caused colon cancer, America’s second leading cancer killer. But science has shown something important and perhaps surprising. Processed meat causes colorectal cancer. That means bacon, sausage, hot dogs, hams, and deli meats....

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New research published in the American Journal of Public Health found some unsettling trends in online health communication. The same Russian Twitter accounts that promoted division ahead of the 2016 Presidential election were also responsible for spreading false information and escalating hostility and derision in the debate around vaccines. Some anti-vaccine...

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A new report from the alarmist Environmental Working Group (EWG) warns your breakfast may be poisoning you. The scapegoat of choice is one that has faced backlash from environmentalists on both sides of the Atlantic—glyphosate, a chemical routinely used in herbicides for 40 years. Possibly out of concern for their own granola-heavy...

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The pictures and videos showing wave after wave of garbage piling up on Montesinos Beach in Dominican Republic are pretty horrifying. The New York Times reports that 60 tons of garbage had been collected from the site in just one week, with plenty more still piling high against palm trees...

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One great advantage of scientific knowledge is its elasticity. Through careful input, observation, and an abundance of consistent findings, accepted truths can change. For many of us though, changing an opinion even in the face of overwhelming evidence is just plain difficult. Today, we’re taking a moment to celebrate Mark Lynas....

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Earlier this week, a new study suggested that titanium dioxide (the naturally occurring white pigment commonly used in milk and candy) contributes to type 2 diabetes. The University of Texas at Austin study (which was technically a pilot study) found titanium dioxide particles in pancreas tissues from type 2 diabetics, but found none in samples...

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California recently decided not to require cancer warnings on coffee after all. For some background, California's Proposition 65 requires warnings labels on products or places of business that may expose consumers to any one of roughly 900 carcinogens and reproductive toxins. But as the American Cancer Society notes, "not every compound labeled as...

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According to recent surveys, roughly 70 percent of consumers prefer products without additives. While avoiding additives won’t have as drastic an effect on one’s well-being as daily exercise, the public’s growing interest in health is a good sign for a country with the highest obesity rates in the western world. But...

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New research published in the open access journal PLOS Medicine shows that in states where parents can obtain a religious or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children, parents are increasingly choosing not to vaccinate. The number of kindergarteners who have never received a measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is...

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