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 But the medication is often fake, out of date or stored in bad condition, turning the pills into toxic ...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 5, 2016 Sports are enormously popular, and one striking pattern is that boys and men are typically much more involved than are girls and women. This sex difference has policy implications, and it raises ... read more
May 5, 2016 A study providing new information about neuropathic pain afflicting some 90 percent of cancer patients who have had nerve damage caused by tumors, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation indicates gene ... read more
May 5, 2016 Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development. Researchers now have shown their significance is greater than previously thought, a finding ... read more
May 5, 2016 Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. SMA affects ... 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