Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.
We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.
DENVER (AP) ? Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride ? if any ? to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.
The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial on Thursday jailed a supporter of convicted gunman James Holmes for three weeks over an outburst she made in court during the prosecution's closing argument. The outburst by spectator Deborah Cave came as the district attorney was addressing the jurors who will decide if mitigating factors in the case outweigh aggravating ones that could justify the death penalty for 27-year-old Holmes. It is mental illness!" cried Cave as she climbed over rows of seats towards Holmes in the crowded courtroom at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on the outskirts of Denver.
Replacing sitting time with standing time appeared to improve sugar, fat and cholesterol levels in the blood, researchers wrote in the European Heart Journal. The findings suggest that making small changes to a sedentary lifestyle can have a big impact on health -- and that you don't need to go as far as taking up marathon running. "An extra two hours per day spent standing rather than sitting was associated with approximately two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average triglycerides (fats in the blood)," said a press statement.
The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet. The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in March 2011, provoked by a massive earthquake and tsunami, is one of only five nuclear power plant accidents to be rated five or higher since the advent of atomic energy. In contrast to the 1986 explosion in Chernobyl that provoked an increase in thyroid cancer among children in affected areas and perhaps other cancers yet to be detected, the Fukushima debacle is unlikely to cause hikes in cancer rates due to radiation exposure, according the a 2013 UN scientific report.
(Reuters) - Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp , which processes oil sands to produce crude, said it would cut its capital expenditure by nearly 5 percent as oil prices stay low. The company said it would now spend C$291 million ($224 million) this year, down from its earlier estimate of C$305 million due to a reduction in planned thermal oil expenditure. Weak prices have curbed growth in Canada's oil sands, cutting production and discouraging investment in the world's third-largest crude reserve.
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