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New study finds significant differences between organic and non-organic food - Press Office. In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops.

New study finds significant differences between organic and non-organic food - Press Office

Analysing 343 studies into the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops, the team found that a switch to eating organic fruit, vegetable and cereals – and food made from them – would provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The study, published today in the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition, also shows significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals in organic crops.

Cadmium, which is one of only three metal contaminants along with lead and mercury for which the European Commission has set maximum permitted contamination levels in food, was found to be almost 50% lower in organic crops than conventionally-grown ones. Radioactive bacteria attack pancreatic cancer. Listeria bacteria carrying the compound rhenium-188 (red) can deliver sustained doses of radiation to pancreatic-cancer cells.

Radioactive bacteria attack pancreatic cancer

Two dangerous things together might make a medicine for one of the hardest cancers to treat. In a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have shown that bacteria can deliver deadly radiation to tumours — exploiting the immune suppression that normally makes the disease so intractable. Fewer than one in 25 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive five years later. Chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy are generally ineffective, mainly because the disease has often spread to other organs even before it is detected. If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache? In the port city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, there is a museum devoted entirely to noodle soup.

If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache?

It may be Japan's favourite foodie day out: one and a half million ramen fans visit the museum every year, and even on the wintry morning that I went the queue wound 50 yards down the street - young couples, mainly: cold, hungry and excited. Inside the Yokohama Ramen Museum and Amusement Park they meet exhibitions on the evolution of soup bowls and instant noodle packets - more fascinating than you'd think, but these are not the main event. That's deep in the basement, where there's an entire street, done up to look like a raucous 1950s Yokohama harbour-front. The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Lindsay Abrams. Every reason to justify it waferboard/Flickr "What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr.

The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Lindsay Abrams

Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on your last cup of the day. From there, he says, "If you drink that much, it's not going to do you any harm, and it might actually help you. Early Arrival.

How Do Pain Relievers Work? Flexible Adult Stem Cells, Right There In Your Eye. For whom the cell tolls: Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you—By Nathaniel Rich. Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients - Heart Disease and Other Cardiovascular Conditions on MedicineNet. By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although early research had suggested that the nutrient niacin might raise levels of "good" cholesterol and thwart heart attacks, a major clinical trial has been stopped 18 months early because it has shown no such benefit.

Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients - Heart Disease and Other Cardiovascular Conditions on MedicineNet

The trial, sponsored by the U.S. Salt, blood pressure and health: a cautionary tale -- Alderman 31 (2): 311 -- International Journal of Epidemiology. Michael H Alderman + Author Affiliations By virtue of its central role in maintaining intravascular and extracellular volume, sodium is essential to human survival.

Salt, blood pressure and health: a cautionary tale -- Alderman 31 (2): 311 -- International Journal of Epidemiology

Taste, habit, environment, genes, and behaviour probably all influence sodium intake.