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Sayer Ji, Founder – Black Seed Oil Puts Deadly Asthma Meds To Shame

The powerful black seed known as nigella sativa strikes again! This time proving that food can be a powerful asthma medication alternative.  A new study published in the journal Phytotherapeutic Research reveals that a powerful little black seed known as nigella sativa — once referred to as ‘the remedy for everything but death’ — may provide a powerful alternative to …

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Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also introduces changes to how the Food and Drug Administration approves drugs and medical devices, creating two new mechanisms aimed to speed regulatory review to bring medicines and devices to market faster. The …

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Sarah Lazare – New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves

Food and environmental campaigners are determined to keep genetically-engineered (GE) salmon out of rivers and oceans and, at the very least, off of seafood retailers’ shelves. To that end, people across the United States will mobilize this week to press the warehouse chain Costco Wholesale Corporation to publicly pledge that it will not sell genetically engineered salmon in its stores …

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Antibiotics Are No Longer Making Pigs Bigger

For decades, it’s been thought that low, regular doses of antibiotics help livestock grow big—thus increasing meat producers’ profits. So common is the practice of lacing farm animals’ feed with the drugs that an astonishing four-fifths of all antibiotics in the United States now go to livestock. But a new meta-analysis by two Princeton researchers shows that antibiotics aren’t as effective at promoting growth …