Sunday, October 17, 2010

Discoveries this week

Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health.

Brain Food: 10 super foods to lift your mood and improve memory.

Canadian researchers to investigate whether giving babies antibiotics triggers asthma and allergies later in life.

Cancer is a modern, man-made disease caused by environmental factors such as pollution and diet - study

American Spartan Shalane Flanagan has never run a marathon. But she just might win her first: The NYC Marathon.

Group calls for food labels that spell out how dangerous and unhealthy the food inside really is.

Canada formally declares BPA toxic. The chemical mimics estrogen, and leaches from cans and bottles.

How corporate egg producers use sneaky tricks to barely pass as "organic."

From the Department of Obvious: Americans not eating enough whole grains

Eating fish may reduce risk of getting prostate cancer. And fish makes those who get it more likely to survive it.

Chili supplement doesn't work as a shortcut to weight loss

Eating too much fish oil found to induce severe colitis and colon cancer in mice

Soy improves bone health, cuts hot flashes and pain in postmenopausal women

New study finds that regular exercise, healthy diet, and limited alcohol lower risk of breast cancer.

Lights on at night probably make you gain weight.

Too much screen time is bad even for active kids.

Children who spend more than two hours a day watching TV are prone to psychological problems.

(Picture shows purple carrots.)