Food Safety

Kansas Warns Public About Raw Milk Danger

By Dan Flynn

This past January, Kansas experienced its third outbreak of disease associated with consumption of raw milk since 2007. Chelsea Good, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, says because the 18 people who became ill in January with Campylobacter infection…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/kansas-warns-public-about-raw-milk-danger/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120316

Health

Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC

TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) — Far too few sexually active young women are getting tested for chlamydia, an oversight that could lead them down a perilous path to severe health consequences, including infertility, later in life.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/03/13/not-enough-young-women-getting-tested-for-chlamydia-cdc?s_cid=rss:not-enough-young-women-getting-tested-for-chlamydia-cdc

5 Non-Dairy Foods With Calcium

Don’t eat or don’t like dairy? These non-dairy options pack a calcium wallop

It can be tough to get all the calcium you need each day, especially if you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don’t like dairy products. But you shouldn’t skimp on calcium. This important mineral does more than strengthen your bones—it also plays a role in regulating your blood pressure and maintaining a healthy heart. If your body doesn’t get enough, it’ll compensate by leeching calcium from your bones, leaving them brittle and weak.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/living-well-usn/articles/2012/03/14/5-non-dairy-foods-with-calcium?s_cid=rss:5-non-dairy-foods-with-calcium

Raw Milk Is Gaining Fans, but the Science Says It’s Dangerous

Dairy farm owners report growing interest in buying shares in their cows

Kitty Hockman-Nicholas’s phone is ringing off the hook. Callers to her dairy farm in Winchester, Va., are so eager to buy a share in one of her 20 hormone-free, grass-fed Jersey cows that she expects her 150 cow co-owners to double in number this year.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/articles/2009/03/20/raw-milk-is-gaining-fans-but-the-science-says-its-dangerous

6 Surprising Behaviors That Age You
Want to stay young? How your exercise habits, and even your cooking style, can hurt you

When you think of factors that prematurely age you, your mind probably turns to smoking, overeating, or excessive stress. And if you’ve been following the news, you might add tanning to the list (it makes you more susceptible to skin cancer—

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/living-well-usn/articles/2012/03/15/6-surprising-behaviors-that-age-you?s_cid=rss:6-surprising-behaviors-that-age-you

Repeat C-section may be safer option for moms, babies

For women who delivered their first baby by cesarean section, delivering a second baby also by C-section may be somewhat safer for both mother and baby than a vaginal birth, a new study reveals.

Australian researchers found that, among babies born by a planned repeat C-section, 0.9 percent died or had serious complications, compared with 2.4 percent of babies born by a planned vaginal birth after a previous C-section.

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/14/10687312-repeat-c-section-may-be-safer-option-for-moms-babies

Holistic Health

Detox with the Ancient Ayurvedic Practice of Oil Pulling

(NaturalNews) Oil pulling or oil swishing, in alternative medicine, is a procedure that involves swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala Gandoosha / Kavala Graha, and it is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine, diabetes, asthma, skin conditions, allergies, oral bacterial infections, gum problems and more.

http://www.naturalnews.com/027460_oil_ayurvedic_detox.html#ixzz1pQyNJGEO

 

Agriculture

 

Monsanto’s False Advertising

You may see advertisements in print and on TV or radio for a clever advertising campaign, America’s Farmers. It’s a feel-good series of ads that purports to show America’s family farmers — working hard, caring about sustainability and the Earth, taking every care to bring you safe, clean and healthy food.

Trouble is, you have to read the tiny print to see that the campaign is sponsored by Monsanto — now the world’s largest seed company and the largest producer of both toxic herbicides and seeds genetically modified to resist them.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/healthy-people-healthy-planet/monsantos-false-advertising.aspx#ixzz1pRxCdF4I

How to Make Herbal Teas, Herbal Infusions and Herbal Tinctures

Learn how to prepare basic herbal remedies such as teas, infusions and tinctures, and try these three easy recipes to sip your way to better health or simply a more soothed state-of-mind.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/how-to-make-herbal-teas-infusions-tinctures-ze0z1202zhir.aspx#ixzz1pRy08V4q

Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity

Convincing evidence suggests that diet and activity level are not the only factors in the rising world-wide obesity trend — chemical “obesogens” may alter human metabolism and predispose some people to gain weight.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/atrazine-probable-obesogen-zwfz1202zhun.aspx#ixzz1pRySuGRp

 

Misc

 

The Department of Homeland Security plans to build a high-risk virus research center in the heart of America

By J. D. Heyes,

(NaturalNews) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is set to begin construction on a new high-risk bio-weapons research facility on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, though critics say the decision is fraught with risk because of the potential for damage from nearby earthquake fault lines. In a statement on its Web site, DHS said it needs the new facility to replace an aging one located at Greenport, N.Y. That facility, known as the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, has…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035266_virus_research_center_Kansas_laboratory.html

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