Emerging research suggests sugar may be linked to deadly diseases, but Health Canada's current food labeling regulations make it tough for Canadians to get an easy picture of how much of the sweet substance they are consuming -- and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon.
CBC (Mar. 13, 2013) A dentist uncovered a pile of confidential US sugar industry documents that reveal use of Big Tobacco tactics to deflect growing concern over the health effects of ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 17, 2014) Doctors once thought artificial sweeteners lacked the health risks of sugar, but a new study says they can impact blood sugar levels the same way.
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Washington Post (Feb. 27, 2015) The United States is the world's largest consumer of sugar, and the nation's top nutrition panel recently recommended that Americans cut down on consuming the sweet stuff. So our panelists tested ... watch video
CBC (July 3, 2013) Greenpeace is raising red flags about herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine after it says it found toxic levels of pesticide residues in herb samples bought in Europe and in North ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) It's commonplace in Cameroon for people to buy medicines at the market instead of a pharmacy. But the medication is often fake, out of date or stored in bad condition, turning the pills into toxic ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 21, 2013) Anger is boiling over near Naples after revelations about toxic mafia dumps blamed for rising cancer rates that have prompted accusations the state is ignoring a vast public health ... watch video
May 26, 2016 Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings ... read more
May 26, 2016 Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine -- the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations -- in the gut, increasing the risk of ... read more
May 26, 2016 Researchers have discovered a unique system of acquisition of essential metals in the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. This research represents a new potential target for the design of ... read more
May 26, 2016 One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a study finds, when it comes to alcohol use. Researchers found that when ... read more
May 26, 2016 First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be ... read more
May 26, 2016 The world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, something thought to ... read more
July 17, 2015 A single set of genes accounts for approximately 30 percent of person-to-person variance in sweet taste perception, regardless of whether the sweetener is a natural sugar or a non-caloric sugar ... read more
July 10, 2013 More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. A new opinion article reviews ... read more