The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services has just released the latest draft for the country's dietary guidelines. But, only less than a day after its release, a group of vegan advocates immediately sued the government over one of the revisions made in the draft.
FDA Issues Ban on Three Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Food Packaging like Pizza Boxes and Popcorn Bags
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just implemented a new ruling that will ban the use of chemicals used in the packaging material for various popular food items such as pizza and microwaveable popcorn. According to the agency, these chemicals can lead to the development of cancer and birth defects.
For the first time, a Korean Christian documentary film about homosexuality has been produced and released late last year: “I Am No Longer Gay.”Suffice to say, the film has been garnering much attention from the Korean public all over the world. But the director, Brian Kim, chose to have the film’s first ever screening not in South Korea, where most of the research and interviewing was completed, but in America.
The Gigantopithecus blacki, which is currently being dubbed as the real-life King Kong, is a massive ape that roamed the Earth more than 100,000 years ago. Although little is still known about this creature, researchers have already identified the possible cause that led to its extinction.
The successful testing of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb in North Korea brought about a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. According to government agencies, the effects of the earthquake was detected in the provinces near the testing site. While officials described the tremors as "artificial," the sudden movement of the earth still instilled fear and panic among the members of the public. Moreover, this experiment caused some members of the community to be anxious over the repercussions to them and the neighboring states.
A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Texas' MD Anderson Center revealed the role of sugar in the development of cancer. Based on their findings, diets high in sugar or fructose will not only cause breast cancer to grow, but these can also spread the effects of the disease
Researchers warned that if the drought affecting California continues, it could have irreversible effects on almost 60 million trees. Based on their findings, the water content in the canopies of millions of trees in the state has already dropped severely.
Researchers from the University of Tasmania in Australia and the U.K.'s University of Cambridge have discovered a second form of contagious cancer while studying Tasmanian devils. According to the researchers, this type of disease can be transferred through bites.
According to health officials, the number of norovirus, also known as winter vomiting disease, cases this year has spiked compared to 2014. Based on their investigations, experts noted that a new strain of the virus is infecting people in various states across the country.
A new study carried out by medical researchers revealed that many people ignore or accidentally miss the warning signs of cardiac arrests. According to the researchers, these symptoms sometimes appear weeks or even months before people feel the full effects of this condition.
The U.S.' recent decision to include African lions in the endangered species list was praised by various animal rights groups. For them, this move will ensure the protection and conservation of these animals.
Experts Urged U.S. Fashion Industry to Follow France’s New Bill Banning Extremely Thin Models on the Runway
Two health experts are calling for the fashion industry in the U.S. to implement necessary guidelines to promote a healthier body image among the models. According to them, the country should follow what France has done by passing a bill that prohibits fashion models who are too thin from working.
A new study conducted by astronomers is urging space agencies to monitor cosmic objects near other planets in the solar system due to Earth's risk of getting hit by giant comets. According to them, our planet could experience showers of debris from comets that can last up to 100,000 years.
Health News: 2,400 Babies Born with Brain Damage in Brazil; Experts Eyeing Mosquito-Borne Virus as Possible Cause
Brazil is currently facing a nation-wide emergency as over 2,400 cases of microcephaly among newborn babies have reported. This prompted the country to issue a warning against getting pregnant to curb the increasing number of infants with this brain development disorder.
NASA was forced to delay its next mission to Mars due to an ongoing problem with one of the key components of the InSight lander. Although 2018 has been targeted as the new launch period, there's still a chance that the space agency might cancel the mission, which is still part of its Discovery Program.