Pharmaceuticals found in fish across U.S.


Fish Reside of allergy, cholesterol, other meds were in fish near 5 major cities Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday.   Findings from this first nationwide…… Continue reading Pharmaceuticals found in fish across U.S.

USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic


Overweight Food stamps, school lunch and other public nutrition programs do not contribute to an obesity epidemic affecting millions of children and adults, despite blame levied by critics, U.S. and academic officials said on Thursday. The Agriculture Department programs will cost about $73 billion in fiscal 2009. They range from school milk to food stamps…… Continue reading USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic

Smoking ban leads to big drop in heart attacks


Hospitalized cases fell 41 percent after one city’s smoke-free workplace law A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers said Wednesday. The study, the longest-running of its kind, showed the…… Continue reading Smoking ban leads to big drop in heart attacks