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      On April 11, 2013, Dr. Tsananagurayi Tongesayi of Monmouth University presented a study at the American Chemical Society announcing that "rice from Asia, Europe and South America had 20-60 times higher toxic levels of lead than is allowed by the Food & Drug...
     
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    With honey bees suffering a devastating decline as high as 90 percent as Earth Day approaches, national environmental groups, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety, launch a campaign called BEE Protective to support nationwide local action aimed at protecting honey bees and other pollinators from pesticides....
     
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    With April's National Garden Month underway, your planting plans may be ready, but your body is likely unprepared for the bending, kneeling, and lifting that go along with it. "As an avid gardener with two knee replacements, I'm always in search of alternative tactics to combat joint pain," said...
     
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    Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product. Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) on April 23 will present data to the American Academy of Oral Medicine showing that its oral rinse was safe and...
     
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    Health professionals, nutritionists and dieticians, government officials, consumer advocates and environmental groups all agree that eating more of conventional and organic fruits and vegetables will improve health. This simple recommendation is supported by decades of nutritional studies, most of which were conducted...
     
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    Today marks the 43rd annual Earth Day, a day devoted to increasing environmental awareness and inspiring more sustainable attitudes toward conserving the planet. Yet, while there is a pervasive trend of consumers feeling that protecting the environment is very important, the DDB Life Style Study reveals that even...
     
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    National Honesty Day is April 30, a day intended to encourage people to be more honest and open in their interactions with others. But for family caregivers, honesty may not always be the best policy. AgingCare.com recently surveyed more than 700 people taking care of an elderly parent or family member, and found that...
     
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    The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) says that clinically tested ginkgo extracts sold as dietary supplements in the United States are safe for most consumers. The ABC statement follows news of the publication of a report by the National Toxicology Program that showed that a special formulation of a Chinese...
     
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    Individuals diagnosed with diabetes know how important it is to maintain a healthy weight through diet and lifestyle, along with medication management, to prevent or delay medical complications of diabetes. However, a growing population of individuals with diabetes choose to restrict or cease to use their insulin in...
     
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    As we recognize Heartworm Awareness Month each year in April, we should also remember that preventing heartworms in our pets requires a plan for year-round protection. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the state association for Texas veterinarians, wants to help remind pet owners that it only takes one...