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8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

By Dr. Jayson Calton / 25 June 2013

1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development.

Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.

Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from petroleum, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children, just to name a few.

 

Genetic chains: Alarming new study of Monsanto feed on pigs

By : William Engdahl | RT | 22 Jun 2013

UK Environment officials praise GMO crops as ‘safer than conventional’ ones, but a recent study reveals more sobering evidence that the world urgently needs to ask fundamental safety questions about genetic engineering of the human food chain.

 

US study links pollution to autism risk

By AFP / 20 June 2013

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a US study said yesterday.

According to experts at Harvard University, the research is the first large national study to examine links between the prevalence of pollution and the development of the developmental disorder.

 

Reinventing the toothbrush with a traditional Arab Miswak stick

Source : Al Arabiya / 17 June 2013

Redesign the toothbrush: A former student of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Leen Sadder, looked to the roots of oral hygiene to complete the task set by her professor.

During her research she came across the benefits of the Miswak stick, a tooth-cleaning twig traditionally used mainly in the Middle East, Pakistan and India. With each use, the top is bitten off to reveal soft bristles similar to that of a toothbrush.

 

Breastfeeding improves babies' brain growth

Source : Presstv / 12 June 2013

A new study conducted by researchers from Brown University has demonstrated that breastfeeding plays significant role in brain development in infants.

The research team analyzed the brain growth in a sample group of children by specialized, baby-friendly magnetic resonance imaging quiet MRI when they were asleep, according to paper published in the journal NeuroImage.

 

One child in three is overweight or obese, UAE study shows

By Jennifer Bell / 12 June 2013

One in three children is overweight or obese and at risk of early diabetes and hypertension, a new study suggests.

Researchers studied 1,440 children and teenagers aged 6 to 19 and found 14.2 per cent were overweight and a further 19.8 per cent were obese.

 

Syrians suffering medicinal shortages as war rages

Source : Reuters / 10 June 2013

Syria is suffering from a severe shortage of life-saving medicines, health care infrastructure and workforce amid its escalating conflicts.

Syria's once advanced pharmaceutical industry was brought into almost a complete halt. The country, which used to be the biggest exporter of medicines in the Middle East, is now a major consumer of medicines as it has to meet the needs of 23 million Syrians.

 

Saudis prefer Western-made medicines

By Sarah Abdullah / 7 June 2013

Saudi Arabia is the largest pharmaceutical market in the Gulf, valued at SR 19.1 billion, according to a report issued by Alpen Capital on the GCC pharmaceutical market. Despite these figures, Saudi customers have cited concerns regarding the quality and effectiveness of locally manufactured medicine.

 

600,000 people die each year from passive smoking

By Jennifer Bell / 3 June 2013

The dangers of second-hand smoke to babies, pregnant women and those under 18 are being highlighted to mark World No Tobacco Day today.

Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people every year – 600,000 of them non-smokers exposed to other people’s fumes.

 

Miraculous Mixture: Mother's Milk

Source : ScienceandQuran.com / 29 May 2013

And We have enjoined upon man goodness towards his parents: His mother bore him by bearing strain upon strain, and his weaning was in two years: “[Hence, O man,] be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the eventual coming.” (Qur'an, 31:14)

 
 

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