FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The US food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

… procedure, women are forced to forgo food for themselves and their children, to miss rent payments and to sell off personal items. Also, because two-thirds of the unplanned births in this country are paid for by public insurance programs, namely Medicaid, unintended pregnancies weigh on the economy as well. CORRECTION:An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the bill Mello co-sponsored. It did not require women to have ultrasounds before abortions. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Frozen hash brown recall due to possible ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

April 23, 2017

(CNN)You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker. McCain foods USA’s recall notice on the US food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… space because you no longer have space in your home to store it. How is that going to help you save money each month? 8. Buying coupons youll never use There are some incredible deals on Groupon or LivingSocial. But, are you really going to take that yoga class or eat at that new Italian restaurant outside of town before the voucher expires? If so, then purchase the voucher, but if youre uncertain, then skip the deal. 9. You jeopardize your safety I dont enjoy throwing away food. However, Im not …

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Man serenades barista with magical song about Unicorn Frappuccinos, gets a free one

April 22, 2017

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccinos are huge right now. So huge, in fact, that one man made up a song about the mythical new drink which arrived in stores two days ago. Paul Harlan posted a video of him serenading a barista at a Starbucks drive-thru with a truly magical song. SEE ALSO: Starbucks barista goes on spectacularly angry rant about Unicorn Frappuccinos “Well, I just heard the news today, there’s a unicorn in my frapp,” sand Harlan, who also works at Starbucks. …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

All retailers in hospitals in England are being urged to make the changes to their stock. The plans are part of a health drive to cut obesity and tooth decay across the country. How much sugar is hiding in your food? Analysis: Can we trust the sugar industry? NHS England said progress had already been made this year to remove all price promotions on sugary drinks and junk food sold in hospitals and to make sure healthy food options were available at all times for patients and staff. Over the …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… online. More than a quarter (27%) of what was spent online was in financial services. However, attempts of online retailers to make a mark in the grocery sector had so far failed in comparison to the use of cards in shops and supermarkets. Some 41% of in-store card purchases were on food and drink, compared with only 7% via the internet. Pawn shops, laundry and pubs, somewhat unsurprisingly, registered the least online shopping activity, the figures showed. Clicks or bricks Traditional …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… when we really knew we were providing something valuable,” Roberts said. “It’s fun. People can date, smoke and meet, and get married. But there are significant friendships established as well.” As forLabbate and Shyface, the couple plans to move to Oregon, and intends to expand their social circle using High There. “This is going to be one of our main ways to find friends,” Labbate said. “On our first meeting, (Dakota) and I made food together and …

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform “Kiwi” on the broadcast. And, now, fans are even more sure. …

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Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health – BBC News

April 12, 2017

Almost 70% of those aged 18-35 year olds were currently or had previously been dieting. One in five 18-25-year-olds said they had cut out or significantly reduced dairy in their diet. Why dairy-free? Milk and dairy food, such as cheese and yoghurt, are important sources of calcium for strong bones. It’s not known why the young people were avoiding dairy. The charity’s survey suggests that many young people seek dietary advice from bloggers and vloggers on the internet. …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… hair and spoke German. When the Hofer brothers were drafted, they refused to fight or wear a uniform. They were imprisoned in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and brutally treated. They were denied food and water, forced to stand in freezing temperatures with scant clothing, and chained in a cell for up to nine hours a day. Two of them died. But none recanted their religious beliefs. “It’s really torture,” Michael Kazin, author of “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, …

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Bella Hadid is the new face of Postmates #sponcon on Instagram

April 10, 2017

Bella Hadid loves ordering Postmates, and she definitely knows what it is. The model is the new face of Postmates #sponcon on Instagram, and her post advertising the food delivery service is, uh, a little confusing. Or confused, as it were. @Postmates is the best! I love ordering food on my way home from work or just for a little snack thanks @siduations Everyone should download the app and use my code: BELLA50 for $50 in FREE delivery credits! (Nobody loves delivery more than me.. u …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… body was discovered. Image caption The nameplate on Henry’s front door Later, one of the neighbours knocked on the door. He opened Henry’s letterbox and smelled what he assumed was food going bad. They said Henry kept himself to himself but was very dapper, always wore a blue jacket and a flat cap and he used to whistle as he was coming up the stairs. Then a twist: a man came forward and said that the man found dead in the flat in Easter Road could not possibly be Henry …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

(CNN)As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to environmental degradation of the planet. But mounting evidence of the impact requires our attention and action as global citizens. And each of us can do something about it, today, by taking what we eat as seriously as we …

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Gordon Ramsay is in for some unsavory comments for dissing Indian snack

April 8, 2017

Image: GETTY IMAGES Ace chef and television presenter Gordon Ramsay, who’s known for his sharp tongue, was left with a bad taste in the mouth when he tried to humor an Indian Twitter user. The bloke, Rameez, tweeted to Ramsay asking him to ‘rate’ his food photo. Just like many users do to invite supposedly hilarious insults from the celebrity chef. But what ensued in this case was, umm, unsavory. SEE ALSO: Monster Gordon Ramsay compares Girl Scout Cookies to dog biscuits …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… spots running on The OReilly Factor while we assess this situation. The human resources software company confirmed Wednesday that it was pulling commercials from the show. T. Rowe Price Advil SHRM, a membership association for human resources workers, confirmed its decision Tuesday afternoon. Bayer Wayfair Jenny Craig, Inc. The pet food company announced its decision to pull ads on Tuesday. Visionworks The insurance company announced its decision on Wednesday. TrueCar …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

(CNN)From food-fueled itineraries to quiet cultural corners, Hanoi is a photographer’s dream destination. With a penchant for side streets and quiet lakes, these Instagram stars explore the city’s rooftops, coffee shops and the French colonial Old Quarter. The night owl #MyHanoi: Photojournalist Linh Pham “In Vietnam, life happens on the streets — just walking around provides you with glimpses about how people are and have always been …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… scale, firms such as fast-food chain McDonald’s may appear the same in whichever country you go to, but actually works hard to localise its branches, he says. He notes the firm differentiates some menu items to fit in with the local cuisine and tends to source ingredients from the host country. But the number of potential countries a firm can now reach has made it harder. In the 1990s, going global simply meant expanding into western Europe and north America, now countries such as India, …

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Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Thirteen lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, the US food and Drug Administration said Friday. “This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate,” the FDA said in a news release. EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Replay More Videos … …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

Image: smith and sinclair One company has come up with a very sweet tooth-friendly way to raise money for Planned Parenthood, and it involves biting off Donald Trump’s head. SEE ALSO: This country is raising $600 million to counter Trump’s anti-abortion policy Alcoholic sweets company Smith and Sinclair is selling limited edition “Trump sucks” lollipops to protest Trump’s reinstatement of an anti-abortion policy. 100 percent of the profits from the lollipops …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

But health organisations and campaigners were almost universally of the view that there should have been wider action. In the latest Health Select Committee report, MPs made further calls for curbs on big discounts and price promotions on unhealthy food, citing evidence from the food industry that responsible retailers were being disadvantaged by those who continued to offer discounts on food high in sugar and fat. ‘Price war on vegetables’ The report states the committee is …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… “non-tariff barriers” – different rules on packaging, safety and standards. Many others are abolished and the same rules and regulations apply across the area. There are EU-wide regulations covering a whole host of industries and products on everything from food standards and the use of chemicals to working hours and health and safety. For goods, the single market was largely completed in 1992, but the market for services remains a work in progress a quarter of a century …

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Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

March 22, 2017

Next up on Burger Kings menu: humanely raised chickens. The fast-food giants owner, Restaurant Brands International, said that by 2024, all its U.S. and Canadian locations will only buy chickens from farms that follow strict standards of Global Animal Partnership, or GAP, a group that includes animal welfare organizations and corporate interests. Burger King will use third-party auditors to ensure compliance. Mercy for Animals, a group advocating humane treatment for farm animals that has …

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