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All The News -- February 2010

Dry Cleaning Chemical 'Likely' Causes Cancer

webmd.com | Daniel J. DeNoon | February 10, 10 at 07:13 AM

Read More: carcinogen, dry cleaning, PERC, toxic

Dry Cleaning Chemical 'Likely' Causes Cancer

National Academy of Sciences Panel Agrees With EPA Analysis of the Risks of PERC PERC really is a "likely human carcinogen," the National Academy of Sciences says.PERC is a chemical known as perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene. It's the solvent used by...

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Stephen Colbert Talks Meat with Jonathan Safran Foer (VIDEO)

comedycentral.com | February 9, 10 at 09:14 PM

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Stephen Colbert Talks Meat with Jonathan Safran Foer (VIDEO)

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen interviewed author Jonathan Safran Foer, whose new book, Eating Animals, is a startling exposé of the factory-farmed meat industry.   Buy EATING ANIMALS now from Amazon.com   The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm...

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Many Overweight Teens Don't Think They Are

cbsnews.com | February 8, 10 at 06:28 PM

Read More: children, obesity

Many Overweight Teens Don't Think They Are

Many overweight teens don't think they are, according to an article in The Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics. Referring to the February article, "Where Perception Meets Reality: Self-Perception of Weight in Overweight Adolescents," CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer...

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Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

webmd.com | Kathleen Doheny | February 8, 10 at 06:20 PM

Read More: pancreatic cancer, soda

Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Study Says 2 Sodas Per Week Raises Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Beverage Industry Says (surprise suprise) Study Is Flawed Drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic cancer, according to a...

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Glee's Lea Michele reveals vegan diet as key to success

okmagazine.com | February 8, 10 at 06:15 PM

Read More: glee, lea michele, peta, vegan

Glee's Lea Michele reveals vegan diet as key to success

In the latest edition of OK! Magazine, Lea Michele reveals her best diet secret. "I'm a vegan," Michele explains. "It makes me feel really good and bright." The 23-year old actress is best known for her role in the Fox...

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Can Animals Cry?

psychologytoday.com | Jeffrey Masson | February 8, 10 at 03:15 PM

Read More: animals, cruelty, emotions, jeffrey masson, vegan outreach

Can Animals Cry?

Watching the American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship on TV two nights ago, my husband and I marveled at the beautiful dogs striding and sleeking around the stadium. "Look how happy that guy looks," my husband said of the Siberian husky....

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A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | February 8, 10 at 07:53 AM

Read More: childhood obesity, junk food, legislation, schools

A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools

The Obama administration will begin a drive this week to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation's schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who get fat during their school years. In legislation, soon to...

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Temple Grandin: Savant or Professional Killer?

alicia graef | February 7, 10 at 09:08 AM

Read More: animal welfare, animals make us human, hbo, humane slaughter, jeffrey masson, slaughter, temple grandin

 Temple Grandin: Savant or Professional Killer?

On February 6, HBO will be airing a made-for-television biopic about Temple Grandin, who is acclaimed for her work in autism and designing humane handling facilities for cattle. Beloved by many, Grandin, who is autistic herself, was one of the...

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Beverage industry douses tax on soft drinks

LATIMES.COM | Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger | February 7, 10 at 09:02 AM

Read More: corruption, diabetes, lobbyist, soft drink

Beverage industry douses tax on soft drinks

The idea had been floated as a way to finance a healthcare overhaul while combating obesity. But the industry has lobbied key lawmakers and financed scientific studies favorable to its position.   Employing a broad-based lobbying effort, the soft drink...

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7th Grader Mimi Ausland's FreeKibble.com Feeds Thousands Of Hungry Animals

tonic.com | Diane Herbst | February 7, 10 at 05:46 AM

Read More: animal shelter, freekibble.com, humane society

7th Grader Mimi Ausland's FreeKibble.com Feeds Thousands Of Hungry Animals

Another miraculous story from the "One Person Can Do So Much" department. Thirteen-year-old Mimi Ausland created FreeKibble.com in April 2008. The site functions similarly to FreeRice.com and GiveVaccines.org, which use online ad revenue to purchase supplies which are then donated....

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The Katrina Myth; the Truth about a thoroughly unnatural disaster

levees.org | February 6, 10 at 06:23 AM

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The Katrina Myth; the Truth about a thoroughly unnatural disaster

Many folks still don't get it. There was a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico in August of 2005.  It caused huge damage in Mississippi but very MODEST damage in New Orleans.What catastrophically damaged New Orleans was flooding caused by...

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39% of Bagged Salads Have Too Much Fecal Bacteria

treehugger.com | Brian Merchant | February 3, 10 at 04:13 PM

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39% of Bagged Salads Have Too Much Fecal Bacteria

And this despite the fact that such bagged salads often display claims of 'prewashed' or 'triple-washed' and attract customers who consider them cleaner and safer.   First the soda fountains at fast food restaurants, and now this--Consumer Reports has just...

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Whole Foods Rewards Workers Who Lose Weight (VIDEO)

cnn.com | February 2, 10 at 07:08 PM

Read More: bmi, body mass index, cnn, Health insurance, weightloss, whole foods

Whole Foods Rewards Workers Who Lose Weight (VIDEO)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Based on the controversial sound of our email newsletter, a number of people have assumed that VegSource is critical of or otherwise has a problem with Whole Food's health-incentive program. In fact the opposite is true. We had...

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Calorie Density: Key to Permanent Weightloss (VIDEO)

Jeff Novick, RD | February 2, 10 at 11:36 AM

Read More: density, Health, jeff novick, nutrient, Nutrition and Metabolism Disorders, Obesity, Weight loss

Calorie Density: Key to Permanent Weightloss (VIDEO)

THIS JEFF NOVICK VIDEO PROGRAM HAS JUST GONE ON SALE at 25% OFF! Watch this video excerpt from Jeff Novick's 90-minute presentation on Calorie Density. Understanding a few simple concepts about calorie density is the most important key to safe...

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Ohio group taking steps to protect farm animals

farmsanctuary.org | February 1, 10 at 05:20 PM

Read More: Animal welfare, Factory Farm, Farm Sanctuary, Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Ohio group taking steps to protect farm animals

Ohioans for Humane Farms submitted a petition--including signatures from Ohio voters in 48 counties, demonstrating broad and regionally diverse support--to Ohio's Attorney General in support of placing an anti-cruelty measure on the statewide November ballot. The proposed measure would allow...

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Creative Therapy for Children With Autism, AD/HD and Asperger's

February 1, 10 at 03:46 PM

Read More: Asperger syndrome, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism spectrum

Creative Therapy for Children With Autism, AD/HD and Asperger's

Creative Therapy for Children With Autism, AD/HD and Asperger's - Using Artistic Creativity to Reach, Teach, and Touch Our Childrenby Janet Tubbs$18.95 323 pages SquareOne Publishers 2008 It is no easy task to find a teaching technique that can truly...

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Up to 90% of NFL Players Have High Blood Pressure

dolenutrition.com | February 1, 10 at 01:40 PM

Read More: Body Mass Index, dairy, football, high blood pressure, meat, NFL

Up to 90% of NFL Players Have High Blood Pressure

February's Super Bowl Sunday provides an occasion to marvel at the sheer physical prowess of dedicated athletes who have conditioned their bodies to near super-hero form.But the high-profile cardiac-related deaths of pros like Thomas Herrion and Gaines Adams have raised...

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Dark Chocolate Eases Stress

dolenutrition.com | February 1, 10 at 01:35 PM

Read More: chocolate, stress

Dark Chocolate Eases Stress

Valentine's Day Treat Erases Anxiety Is the prospect of Valentine's Day two weeks hence filling you with anxiety? Then don't wait for the big day to break out the chocolate. Chocoholics have long sworn that chocolate makes them feel better...

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A Great Dental Tool--Small Inter-dental Brushes

drmcdougall.com | John McDougall MD | February 1, 10 at 12:31 PM

Read More: gingivitis, inter-dental, john mcdougall, periodontitis, toothbrush

A Great Dental Tool--Small Inter-dental Brushes

This cross between a toothpick and a toothbrush is new to me but has been around for several years (and may be an old friend for you). Since Mary and I have started using this tool after every meal we...

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Five Major Poisons Inherently Found in Animal Foods

drmcdougall.com | John McDougall MD | February 1, 10 at 12:27 PM

Read More: animal food, dairy, eggs, john mcdougall, meat, poison

Five Major Poisons Inherently Found in Animal Foods

Protein, fat, cholesterol, methionine (a sulfur-containing amino acid), and dietary acids, which are all superabundant in animal foods, are poisoning nearly everyone following the standard Western diet. Most people cannot fathom this, because it takes four or more decades of...

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