Roundup Linked to Birth Defects, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011

It’s Official: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects (Red, Green & Blue) A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. The last […]


Lowering Oral Cancer Risk through Diet, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2011

Eat Your Greens to Reduce the Risk of Oral Cancer (Medical News Today) Eating green leafy vegetables “significantly lowers the risk” of oral cancer among women who smoke, a recent study has revealed. The research showed for every one serving of green leafy vegetables, the risk of oral cancer for current women smokers is reduced […]


BPA Saturation in the US & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

BPA Levels Highest in the US, Study Finds (Consumer Reports) People in the U.S. have more exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease—than other studied populations, according to a new report from the Canadian Medical Association. The analysis included prior studies that had measured exposure to […]


Biosis 32: The Power of Music, the Complexities of Chronic Illness & More

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

The February 2011 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Music/Magic “When you’re stressed, music can help soothe. When you’re tired, it can pep you up. Music can make you laugh as easily as it can make you weep. It can even help you heal.” Dr. Verigin’s […]


Mercury vs. BPA?

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011

For years, the standard line of argument for mercury has been something like, “Mercury has been used for more than 150 years without any problem.” Of course, this notion has, over and again, been proven false, most recently by the FDA’s own expert panel, which has urged FDA to bar the use of mercury amalgam […]


Triclosan, BPA & Your Immune System, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010

Study: You Can Be “Too Clean” (Detroit News) A study published online this week in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal shows overexposure to triclosan, a chemical compound commonly found in antibacterial soaps, is linked to increased allergies in young people. What’s more, excessive exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) — a common chemical in plastics including […]


New Study Indicates Higher than Predicted Human Exposure to the Toxic Chemical BPA

Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers have discovered that women, female monkeys and female mice have major similarities when it comes to how bisphenol A (BPA) is metabolized, and they have renewed their call for governmental regulation when it comes to the estrogen-like chemical found in many everyday products. A study published online in the Sept. 20 […]


Repairing Gums, Preventing Cancer & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010

New Technology Aims to Repair the After-Effects of Gum Disease (Medical News Today) Advances in tissue engineering are offering the promise of being able to restore lost bone and gum tissue following periodontal disease. About a third of the population are affected by chronic inflammatory gum disease which can result in loss of the bone […]


The FDA’s Mixed Message on BPA

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Late last week, the FDA finally announced that it has “some concern” about BPA. According to USA Today, Although the FDA stopped short of telling parents to change formulas or throw out old bottles, officials said they are encouraging manufacturers to stop making baby feeding products containing BPA. The agency also wants to help manufacturers […]


Diabetes Risk with Gum Disease, Bone Loss with Implants & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2010

Study Finds Over 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes (PhysOrg) The study, led by Dr. Shiela Strauss, Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for NYU’s Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, examined data from 2,923 adult participants in the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition […]



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