(CNN)It’s not listed on the ingredient list, but a new analysis published this week found high concentrations of the chemicals known as phthalates in the cheese powder of macaroni and cheese. The small study evaluated 30 different cheese products which included natural cheese products, including block or string cheese, as well as processed cheese slices and the […]Read More ...What chemicals are in your mac and cheese?
According to 2016 consumer survey data, 71 percent of U.S. adults take some type of dietary supplement. And the appeal of supplements is obvious. We know vitamins are necessary for health, so why not make sure we’re covering our bases? The darker side of dietary supplements is that many of the alleged health benefits are […]Read More ...Do you really need these vitamin supplements?
New research has identified a key mechanism that allows cancerous growths to proliferate, or multiply, in the brain. This has led scientists to develop a new drug that could be used to inhibit malignant cells. According to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute, every year in the United States, […]Read More ...Brain tumor: New inhibitor may fight glioblastoma expansion
Medical researchers have described a novel strategy to predict the antigenic evolution of circulating influenza viruses and give science the ability to more precisely anticipate seasonal flu strains. It would foster a closer match for the so-called ‘vaccine viruses’ used to create the world’s vaccine supply. During the 2014-15 flu season, the poor match between […]Read More ...New strategy could yield more precise seasonal flu vaccine
More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to treat “opportunistic” infections. The […]Read More ...Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’