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Message 2101738 - Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 19:29:36 UTC
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Still, how many more people must die for the sake of snake-oil smoke and deadly profit?...


White House unveils plans to reduce nicotine in cigarettes
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The amount of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the US is set to be reduced to minimal or non-addictive levels.

The White House on Tuesday unveiled the plans which could dramatically reduce cancer deaths... But the measure is likely to face opposition by the tobacco industry.

Smoking remains the US's leading cause of death, accounting for 480,000 every year...




All in our deadly greedy world...
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Message 2101775 - Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 1:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 2101738.  

IIRC that doesn't work. The craving is for a quantity of nicotine, so having less in each cigarette means more cigarettes.

So not sure the tobacco industry will fight that hard.
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Message 2101781 - Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 5:20:51 UTC - in response to Message 2101775.  

IIRC that doesn't work. The craving is for a quantity of nicotine, so having less in each cigarette means more cigarettes.

So not sure the tobacco industry will fight that hard.

And the government taxes per butt, so it is a win win.

Of course if they get that habit more expensive than junk ... .
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Message 2102948 - Posted: 11 Jul 2022, 14:55:49 UTC

How not to get 'slimed' by your food...

For a comparison between two prominent diets that have been recently studied, see:


(Keto diet vs Mediterranean diet...)

ZOE - This is what the Keto Diet does...


Highly illuminating!

Enjoy better food health!!
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Message 2103096 - Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 14:12:20 UTC

Meanwhile...


The nicotine peddlers continue to have no morals:

Market flooded by unsafe vapes aimed at children
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Trading standards in England and Wales say the market is being flooded by unsafe, disposable vapes aimed at children.

The colourful, sweet-flavoured devices are growing in popularity among teens...



Those are not the sort of "sweeties" to be given to children...

Very slimy and eventually deadly.


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Message 2103138 - Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 5:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 2103096.  

The vape market is what we allow.
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Message 2103231 - Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 16:51:49 UTC

I'm sure you don't want to be swimming in or drinking this...


Environment Agency seeks jail for polluting water bosses


Greedy profits and those gaining those profits somehow pardoning themselves of all responsibility...

Time to come clean?...


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Message 2103529 - Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 11:16:47 UTC
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We consumers are not the only ones suffering from greedy unhealthy bad practices:


Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say
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Tens of thousands of former banana workers say they were made sterile by a pesticide used by US companies on plantations in Latin America in the 1970s.

The United States restricted and then banned its use on the US mainland because of the health risks, but workers in Central America and South America continued to be exposed to it...



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Message 2104304 - Posted: 2 Aug 2022, 16:23:28 UTC
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"Don't look up?"...


Pollution: 'Forever chemicals' in rainwater exceed safe levels
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... rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that "greatly exceed" safety levels.

These synthetic substances called PFAS are used in non-stick pans, fire-fighting foam and water-repellent clothes. Dubbed 'forever chemicals', they persist for [very many] years in the environment.

Such is their prevalence now that scientists say there is no safe space on Earth to avoid them.

... "vitally important" that the use of these substances is rapidly restricted...

... four specific chemicals in the class, suggests that levels of one PFAS in rainwater around the globe often "greatly exceed" US drinking water advisory levels. Soil around the world is similarly contaminated, evidence suggests...

... Removing the chemicals in the study from drinking water at treatment plants is possible, if expensive...

... "It's not because there's anything wrong with the risk assessment. It's just because you can't apply those things. It's just impossible, from an economic viewpoint to apply any of those guidelines."...



Poor, cheap, lax, poorly regulated industrial practices for greedy profit yet again poisons us all and our planet...

Time to put a stop to that sooner rather than awfully too late?...


All on our only one planet...
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Message 2104313 - Posted: 2 Aug 2022, 17:26:02 UTC - in response to Message 2104304.  

greedy profit
Isn't that the second law of thermodynamics?
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Message 2104592 - Posted: 6 Aug 2022, 12:12:03 UTC
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Payback time!


TfL junk food advert ban: Has the policy cut obesity?
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A new study from top academics has claimed 100,000 obesity cases have been prevented due to a ban on junk food advertising on the Transport for London (TfL) network.

But is it true?...

... Since February 2019, adverts for foods high in calories from sugar or fat, or high in salt, have been banned across the TfL network.

Food and drink brands, restaurants, takeaways and delivery services are only allowed to place adverts that promote healthier products - rather than simply publicising brands.

The measures were introduced to help tackle child obesity...

... The ban directly led to 94,867 fewer cases of obesity than expected, a 4.8% decrease... The same study found the policy has led to 2,857 fewer cases of diabetes, and 1,915 fewer cases of cardiovascular disease.

Decreases this large would save the NHS an estimated £218m over the lifetime of the current population...

... These conclusions are based on a previous study into the purchasing habits of nearly 1,000 Londoners following the advertising ban, compared to 1,000 people in the north-east of England...

... And the effect for the subgroup of people "where the main food shopper reported public transport use" was an even greater reduction, of 1,307 calories [per day]...

... the report that found households were buying 1,001 fewer calories of food - which he worked on - is "our best estimate to what the impact of the ban has been". "It's certainly not 100% accurate, but it's not a rubbish estimate either,"...

... "There is a body of information that links advertising to purchasing and eating of food," he said. "From there the impact on calorie consumption, its effect on body weight and health outcomes, is pretty predictable...



Are we long overdue to put an end to the costly no-morals-no-cares unhealthy advertising?

This really does cost lives.


Stay healthy!
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Message 2104672 - Posted: 8 Aug 2022, 20:03:50 UTC
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Sadly, we really are being badly sadly slimed:


ZOE - How food can improve your mood
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... Felice was the driving force behind the landmark study to determine if dietary intervention could help treat the symptoms of moderate to severe depression.

With her help, we dive into what the science suggests regarding the relationship between food and our mental health and what foods we can eat to improve it.


Startling!

Yet 'obvious'?

Yet how can we have 'overlooked' and ignored this for so long?...

That interview covers some aspects of what we call "mental health" and "anxiety", however, the findings that are discussed apply widely to how we all eat and enjoy our food and with that, how we enjoy our lives.

(Keep with the interview, the practical comments come after quite a lot of back story. There are some good surprises in there...!)


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Message 2104975 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 13:39:38 UTC
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Yet more deadly cosmetic profit?...


Johnson & Johnson to replace talc-based powder with cornstarch
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will stop making and selling its talc-based baby powder around the world from next year.

The announcement comes more than two years after the healthcare giant ended sales of the product in the US.

J&J faces tens of thousands of lawsuits from women who allege its talcum powder contained asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. But the company reiterated its view that decades of independent research shows the product is safe to use...

... At the time the firm said it would continue to sell its talc-based baby powder in the UK and the rest of the world.

The company faces lawsuits from consumers and their survivors who claim J&J's talc products caused cancer due to contamination with asbestos.

Talc is mined from the earth and is found in seams close to that of asbestos, which is a material known to cause cancer. A 2018 investigation by the Reuters news agency claimed that J&J knew for decades that asbestos was present in its talc products...



So why the change only now, decades later?...


Stay safe folks...
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Message 2105156 - Posted: 15 Aug 2022, 18:07:20 UTC

How to not suffer getting slimed?...


BloombergQuicktake - Fasting Your Way To 100 Years Old
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28 Apr 2022 - Fasting studies suggest it can improve your health and lifespan. But one hurdle remains: very few people want to do it. Now scientists are finding ways to mimic a fasting state without actually fasting.



How so beautifully clearly away from the 'confusion' of "Marketing"...

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Message 2105367 - Posted: 19 Aug 2022, 7:07:08 UTC

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Message 2105632 - Posted: 24 Aug 2022, 17:26:19 UTC

Unsliming some of the effects of too much slime in our food:


ZOE - Can spices improve your health?
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... In India, it was a common belief that spices were more than just pleasant tastes. Ancient wisdom said they had medicinal properties...

... whether there is any scientific evidence to support the health benefits of spices, the easiest way to add spice to our diet, and which ones to choose...




There really does look to be something to spicing up your life!

Enjoy!!
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Message 2106102 - Posted: 1 Sep 2022, 13:03:52 UTC

How to really get (positively) slimed:


Faecal transplants recommended for Clostridium difficile
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... C. diff can cause infection if the balance of bowel bacteria changes - after taking antibiotics, for example.

The transplants transfer beneficial gut bacteria from a healthy donor's faeces.

Clinical trials show they are more effective than antibiotics...



Very good and healthy to enjoy a healthy symbiosis with your gut!

Enjoy!
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Message 2106361 - Posted: 5 Sep 2022, 14:41:26 UTC

A time to not be slimed into poor health?...


ZOE - How to make your body clock work for you
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... we increasingly live our lives late into the night. Whether it's work obligations, socializing, or being glued to a screen, we ignore the sun's rise and fall.

But most of us are unaware that a clock is ticking away inside us.

It uses light to keep time and tells us when to sleep and eat. Should we listen?...



Make special note for the worse time for accidents and disasters...

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Message 2106480 - Posted: 7 Sep 2022, 11:46:23 UTC

It looks like our fishing industries need to take a good hard look at themselves.

A close look at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reveals a common culprit.
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Message 2106483 - Posted: 7 Sep 2022, 12:15:51 UTC - in response to Message 2106480.  
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It looks like our fishing industries need to take a good hard look at themselves.


If you have Netflix this documentary is a must-see. It also demonstrates that the majority of the oceanic plastic waste is due to commercial fishing.
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