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  • Feinstein pushes BPA restrictions in food safety bill

     
    Deliberations on the food safety bill the Senate is expected to take up Wednesday may include a vote on an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, the widely used but controversial......
  • No contaminates found in groundwater, wells near Andrew site

     
    The Andrew Corporation says recent water studies confirm that no contamination has seeped out from the company's 75-acre manufacturing site northwest of the intersection of …...
  • EPA wants companies to reveal chemicals used in controversial gas extraction method [Updated]

     
    This is a corrected version of the original post; see the note below. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has asked nine companies to voluntarily reveal the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, a method used to extract natural gas by......
  • Fueling around: Six energy options explained

     
    TRANSPORTATION ISSUE: Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide -- after the jump. GASOLINE Gasoline is ignited by a spark in...
  • California Assembly votes to pass bill banning BPA from baby bottles

     
    On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
  • Start summer with some sizzle

    Start summer with some sizzle
    Summer is just a few weeks away and it's time to get your grilling game on. We've lined up some easy recipes to ensure your season sizzles. All are easy, time-effective and sure to please. This weekend marks the start of the unofficial grilling season,...
  • Sugar-Free Foods: Not the Sweet Choice?

    Sugar-Free Foods: Not the Sweet Choice?
    These days, the average American consumes a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, totaling about 350 calories. Thus, in the context of a national obesity problem, it's no surprise that food manufacturers have begun introducing sugar-free versions of...
  • Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car

    Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car
    Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide. Gasoline Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
  • The food-mood connection

    The food-mood connection
    You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power. The theory...
  • Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope

    Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope
    Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly. The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
  • A reversal on carbs

    A reversal on carbs
    Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
  • How to Suppress Hunger Hormones

    How to Suppress Hunger Hormones
    Many diets fail for the simple reason of hunger. But there are ways to help control ghrelin, the appetite-boosting hormone that triggers the brain to encourage eating. Do aerobic exercise. Research has shown activities such as running on a treadmill...