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Older people are spending way more time looking at screens, new research finds

The Pew Research Center has just released a study finding that Americans 60 and older are spending more time in front of their screens than a decade ago. Screen time is up 27 percent. At first I thought this was…

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Scientists have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.

Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

A new study suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity.

Obama EPA Spent $4.1 Million To Link Air Pollution To Eating Fast Food

Researchers were awarded more than $4 million by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to study whether exposure to air pollution led children to eat more fast food. The $4,146,875 grant was awarded in 2013 to fund a five-year study…

Cutting potentially harmful chemicals like PFAS from consumer goods

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society.