Ultraprocessed foods linked to heart disease, diabetes, mental disorders and early death, study finds

CNN: “Eating ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing or dying from dozens of adverse health conditions, according to a new review of 45 meta-analyses on almost 10 million people.”

Cannabis use associated with higher risk of heart attack and stroke, study finds

CBS News: “Cannabis use — whether smoked, eaten or vaporized — is associated with a higher number of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to a new study.”

Death by junk food? Ultra-processed foods becoming the new ‘silent killer’

Study Finds: “Medical professionals are raising the alarm over a ‘silent killer’ that has infiltrated American society — ultra-processed foods. In a new study, physicians from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine are shining a light on the perils of these foods and the urgent need for a dietary shift.

Study: US health costs related to chemicals in plastics reached $250 billion in 2018

“Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in plastics pose a serious threat to public health and cost the U.S. an estimated $250 billion in increased health care costs in 2018, according to new research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The paper is titled ‘Chemicals Used in Plastic Materials: An Estimate of the Attributable Disease Burden and Costs in the US.'”

Scientists find about a quarter-million invisible nanoplastic particles in a liter of bottled water

NBC News: “The average liter of bottled water has nearly a quarter million invisible pieces of ever so tiny nanoplastics, detected and categorized for the first time by a microscope using dual lasers.”

Inactivity and screen time among children linked to heart damage by young adulthood

Study Finds: “Allowing children to consistently watch TV for extended periods can lead to heart-related issues years later, a new study warns. Researchers discovered that being inactive from childhood through young adulthood displays a link to heart damage, independent of factors like weight and blood pressure.”

Paper and bamboo straws contain PFAS chemicals more often than plastic straws do, study finds

NBC News: Some paper and bamboo straws contain so-called “forever chemicals” that could make them a less-than-ideal alternative to plastic, researchers have found.

Is the baby product recall process failing parents? Some experts say yes

“Every parent wants their baby to be safe, but once the market is flooded with an unsafe product, it’s hard to bring it back. They’re in thrift stores. They’re in daycares. They’re being handed down from sister to brother. They’re everywhere. The impetus should not be on brand-new parents. The impetus should be on the company to make sure that the product is safe in the first place.”

Never Again Should There Be a 9/11

Remembering and honoring all those who died, all those who survived, and all those whose lives will never be the same.  We came together then. Can we prevent a horrific act like this from happening again?

Remembering September 11th…

It’s a day we will never forget. It’s hard to believe it has been 22 years.

New study warns of health risks from 5G microwave radiation

“If 5G is not halted, we will probably see more people suffering from microwave syndrome, i.e. deprived sleep, headache, tinnitus, dizziness, fatigue, heart problems, as well as a range of chronic diseases among them, including more cancers and degenerative diseases.”

Zero-calorie sweetener linked to heart attack and stroke, study finds

CNN: “A sugar replacement called erythritol – used to add bulk or sweeten stevia, monkfruit and keto reduced-sugar products – has been linked to blood clotting, stroke, heart attack and death, according to a new study.”

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