Kratom herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain found unsafe by researchers

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it’s not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting with toxicity […]

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Johnsonville recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of sausage after 'green plastic' found in product

The company said approximately 95,393 pounds of sausage is impacted by the recall. (FSIS) Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar smoked sausages were recalled after a customer complained about finding hard green plastic in the product. In a recall notice posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website, the company said impacted items were produced and […]

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We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa’s rate is the rapid growth of the country’s commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in […]

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Jennifer Lopez Tells Her Twins How She Found Out She Was Pregnant With Them

A sweet surprise! Jennifer Lopez remembers the exact moment she realized she was pregnant — and she’s now telling her twins all about it. “When I realized I was pregnant, I was in Portugal,” the American Music Award winner, 49, told Emme and Max, 11, in a Monday, April 29, YouTube video. “I was doing a big show. I had […]

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Rich people found to be more charitable if given a sense of control

A pair of researchers, one with Harvard Business School, the other with the University of British Columbia, found that when soliciting donations from wealthy people, it pays to offer them a sense of control. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn describe their study, which involved sending donation request letters to […]

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged kidneys in people or be used to test drugs developed to fight kidney disease. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has […]

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