The first process in the manufacture of margarine is the extraction of the oils using petroleum-based (benzene) solvents which leaves about ten parts per million of the solvents in the product. The oils then go through degumming, bleaching, hydrogena
Researchers discover a brain circuit that can instantly dampen—or exacerbate—anxiety in mice.
A tiny wearable scanner has been used to track chemical activity in the brains of unrestrained animals for the first time. By revealing neurological circuitry as the subjects perform normal tasks.
One of the toughest things about Type 1 diabetes – a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease – is that once it begins to develop, there’s no way to stop it. Slowly but surely, your immune system will kill the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin
We pay close attention to the modifications scientists are making to goats, moths and worms so they can harvest their silk. Now researchers in Singapore are reporting a new advancement: dyed-in-the-worm silks, which look pretty and could have interes
The Caribbean is no stranger to seismic natural disaster, and after last week’s quake and devastation in Japan authorities in 33 Caribbean states don’t need to be told twice that it could happen there too.
Japanese officials conceded today they might have to entomb the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a sarcophagus of sand or concrete in order to contain the radiation
Ionizing radiation—the kind that minerals, atom bombs and nuclear reactors emit—does one main thing to the human body: it weakens and breaks up DNA, either damaging cells enough to kill them or causing mutation in ways that may lead to cancer.
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
We have received many questions from readers who are alarmed over a perceived lack of radiation monitoring in the U.S., in the wake of the possibility of radiation from the stricken Japanese nuclear plant reaching both Alaska and West Coast.
Doctor refuses to prescribe drug after “conversation” with CDC; Amazon.com imposes one month waiting period as supplies sell out on back of panic buying
The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results.
Rather than bringing people into the lab, researchers at MIT are putting tiny labs into people via a tiny implantable capsule that can track the growth of a tumor or detect heart-deterioration or even silent heart attacks from inside the body.
For those wondering what they can do if fallout from the melt-downs in Japan reaches U.S. shores.
By LadyBug4Freedom Last year, Michelle Obama, oh she of great pride in being American (finally), launched her “Let’s Move” project; which really means, “I’m Going to Tell All You Parents How You Should Feed Your Children Because, Well, Let’s Face
Millions of Americans are waking up this morning with growling stomachs and sore muscles. Such are the side effects of New Year's resolutions.
Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.
The arguments about which milk is best – semi-skimmed or full-fat – are old hat: now, the smart money is on organic donkey milk, apparently
We shall make sure everyone has proper nutrition.
Medical scientists are warning TV watchers that too much time spent in front of the screen can damage the heart. Video gamers and Internet surfers are at risk too. Inflammation brought on by an increased sedentary lifestyle seems to be the cause. And
There's not much point to making New Year's resolutions prior to Super Bowl Sunday.
In a research breakthrough, medical scientists at New Castle University have proven that the remarkable benefits of green tea do indeed help guard against a slew of illnesses including dementia and many forms of cancer...
The world's wine drinkers now have something new to toast: each sip may be bringing them extended youthfulness. With the cornucopia of benefits that have already been identified, some researchers, including a team at the National Institutes of Healt
Less intrusive, less costly, more easily reversible than any other weight loss surgery procedure,...the stomach balloon is what millions of obese people have been waiting for. Have you even heard of it?
Distilled water is pure and free of toxins, right? Wrong! Many health conscious consumers, however, are unaware of the long term potential of toxicity inherent in distilled water itself. Continuous use of the water will eventually lead to an imbalanc
One of principal arguments food corporations have used to defend high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is that it is chemically similar to table sugar.
If we don't work to oppose the tyrants who want to take away our access to healing foods, herbs and supplements, we may end up living in a nation where vitamins are outlawed.
Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin D in your own body
We at The Hals Report find this story specifically interesting because the beef in question is organic. The food safety modernization act which has been making it’s way through congress (the bill was originally shut down, but then it was renamed and
Hundreds of herbal medicinal products will be banned from sale in Britain next year under what campaigners say is a “discriminatory and disproportionate” European law.