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Russia gives France a puppy in honor of police dog Diesel

As the world still reels from the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, one small gesture between Russia and France is giving the world at …

Why Doesn’t the FDA Consider Salmon, Avocados, or Almonds Healthy? | Women's Health

Now, KIND has filed a Citizen Petition with the FDA, with support from nutritionists and public health experts, for the government agency to update its definition of the word “healthy.”<p>The FDA has strict regulations and requirements for food labels using buzzwords like “light,” “excellent source …

So Much Perfectly Edible Produce Is Wasted Every Year, Simply Because It's Ugly

Imperfect from Keith Heyward on Vimeo.<p>An estimated six billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year in the U.S., with some of those fruits and vegetables wasted because they are ugly, according to report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This means a portion of the produce …

In produce, ugliness is only skin deep

Approximately 26% of all fruits and vegetables are thrown away before they even reach grocery stores in the United States, leading to billions of pounds of waste each year. Perfectly edible, wonderfully nutritious apples, peaches, carrots and onions rot in our landfills — in a country where 1 in 6 …

These Are the Only 11 Pieces of Clothing You’ll Need All Winter

The idea of a rocking a capsule wardrobe is undeniably appealing. Limiting the number of items in your closet not only results in a super chic minimal look, it also makes it a million times easier to get dressed in the morning. (And spoiler alert: it’s actually something this editor is currently …

Clothing

Warning that cats and dogs are passing on infections to their owners

Public health officials are urging pet owners to take more care about the use of antibiotics, and to wash their hands regularly after handling cats and dogs, in a bid to tackle the rise of antibiotic resistance<p>Pets are passing on drug-resistant infections to owners, experts have warned, as they …

Cauliflower Stir fry with Quinoa

<i>| Disclosure: This recipe was created for Ancient Harvest. See below for more details. |</i>In terms of kitchen equipment, I like to err on the side of …

Cauliflower

Organic Produce, GMOs and Herbicides

For Paleo dieters who want fresh food that’s free of contaminants, making the right choice is hard. There has been a huge trend toward purchasing …

Agriculture

Green Tea Cigarettes Are Now a Thing

The manufacturer hopes the 100% green tea, no-nicotine cigarettes can be used to quit smoking<p><b>The thing:</b> Billy55 is a new company that has created a …

Ellen Degeneres And Gap Launch Inclusive Clothing Line For Girls

Ellen Degeneres just reached a new level of awesome. The comedian and talk show host teamed up with Gap to launch GapKids x ED, which is described on the company's site as "a collaboration dedicated to supporting girls just as they are, whether they skateboard or dance, wear dresses or jeans, build …

The future of fashion: Israeli design students developing 'smart' clothes

"Wearable computing" fuses technology and textiles for apparel that seemingly stems from science fiction for a sashay down the runway.<p>Wearable …

H&M Offers $1 Million For New Recycling Ideas

The king of disposable fashion would like to make disposing less destructive for the planet.<p>Recycling clothes is hard, thanks to mixed materials used to make them and the poor quality of recycled cotton. That’s why fast fashion retailer H&M is now offering an annual $1 million prize for winners who …

'Satanic symbols': Iranian police seize clothes featuring US and British flags

Crackdown shows thawing of relations with the west only goes so far as garments are stripped from shelves, stores closed and vendors detained<p>Iranian police have arrested merchants for selling clothing that featured the flags of the United States and Britain, local media reported.<p>Garments imprinted …

South Asia

L.A. County officials approve $25,000 reward in dog burning attacks

The malicious burning of dogs, mostly in Lancaster, has prompted Los Angeles County to offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the culprits.<p>Most of the dogs targeted in the attacks have been pit bulls, but a golden retriever was also injured.<p>The Board of …

Family Dog Leads Missing Kids To Safety

Further proof that they really are man’s best friend.<p>There is no greater horror than discovering that your young children have disappeared. That’s …

Are Obese People Wired To Crave High-Calorie Foods?

Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging study offers intriguing evidence that suggests obese people are hard-wired to crave sugary and fatty foods.<p>A team of international scientists, who presented their …

Fast Food Kids' Meals Could Become Healthier If This Policy Passes

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>(Reuters Health) - Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study.<p>If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer …

Serving size stumper: What's a reasonable amount to eat?

An update to the serving sizes listed on food labels will better reflect the amount of food people actually eat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. But determining an appropriate serving size may be trickier than you think.<p>The serving sizes listed on foods are meant to reflect the amount …

As students head to school, here are some tips on what to eat – and avoid – to minimize stress

<b>The question</b><p>My teenage daughter is anxious about returning to school. Can certain foods cause anxiety and others calm you down?<p><b>The answer</b><p>After a stress-free summer, heading back to the classroom – or the office – can create feelings of anxiety in many of us. And your diet may be partly to blame. …

The war over soda: New study finds link between carbonated drinks, higher risk of heart attacks

Next time you are thirsty and pop into your local convenience store to buy a drink, choose carefully. Yet another study has found links between soda and negative effects on your health.<p>This one is large — involving data from 800,000 people in Japan — and looked at cardiac risk. Researchers found …

Holistic Medicine

Junk food retailers banned from NHS hospitals

In a bid to tackle the obesity crisis, doctors and nurses will be offered Zumba classes<p>Junk food retailers will be banned from NHS hospitals in a bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.<p>The head of the health service demanded changes in the type of fare offered in hospitals across the country, with …

Food and Drug Administration warns distributors of pure powdered caffeine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Coffee, sodas and energy drinks -- many of us drink caffeine everyday.<p>It's safe for most folks, but in the wrong dose it can be deadly.<p>The Food and Drug Administration has put five distributors of pure powdered caffeine on notice that their products are potentially dangerous.<p>The warning …

FDA

Not all processed foods are unhealthy

Nutrition gurus often urge us to spurn processed foods in favor of whole ones. But not all processed foods are necessarily bad.<p>"Most food needs to go through some sort of processing for it to even be edible and digestible," says Stacey Nelson, a registered dietitian and manager of clinical …

Sugar Explained - Where It Hides And How It Affects Your Skin & Health

Life<p>by Daniela Morosini | 02 09 2015<p>Sugar 101: What It Is, Where It Hides & What It Does<p>Getty<p>Sugar. A word that sends shivers down the spines of …

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

<i>by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety</i><p>Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to …

Agriculture

Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs: The Truth About Low-Carb Diets

The low-carb frenzy hit its zenith in the early 2000s and has since ebbed and flowed in popularity. I've seen patients get impressive results doing very low-carb diets, but eventually many become burned out and regain the weight as the novelty of eating bacon and other formerly forbidden foods …

Nutrition

Korean Scientists Report Second 'Kill Step' for Salmonella in Peanut Butter

American consumers lost their innocence about peanut butter when manufacturers of such well-known brands as Peter Pan, Great Value, King Nut, and …

Bizarre werewolf muzzle turns even the cutest dog into a terrifying creature of the night

Russian-designed device that makes pet pooches look like snarling beasts from hell will ward off would-be attackers on late night walks in the …

Could Peanut Butter Kill Your Dog?

27<p>Raise your hand if you’ve ever fed peanut butter to your dog.<p>I know I have.<p>As a veterinarian, I’ve even recommended it from time to time. Maybe to …

Pets