US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
What is the true cost of conservation worldwide? Billions, annually
The world's governments will need to invest billions annually to reduce the extinction risk for all known threatened species, a new study by University of Sussex biologist Dr Jörn Scharlemann and an international ...
Researcher unpacks the perils of a supersized Christmas dinner
Are you really going to eat a whole oversized roast turkey? Are 38 cans of soft drink more than plenty? Should you buy six packets of Christmas pudding just to get an extra one free? These are the sort of ...
Metal shortages alert from leading geologists
Geologists are warning of shortages and bottlenecks of some metals due to an insatiable demand for consumer products.
Israeli scientists develop date-rape drug detector
The days of having to cart your cocktail to the ladies room may be over: two Israeli scientists say they have developed a sensor that can accurately detect date-rape drugs in drinks 100 percent of the time.
Can we fix it -- yes we can
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute are working on a project to develop a new, lighter weight beverage can punch with improved wear resistance. The ...
FDA proposes more calorie count information
(AP) -- It could get harder to indulge in a double cheeseburger and fries without feeling guilty.
High sugar consumption increases risk factors for heart disease in teenagers
Teenagers who consume a lot of added sugars in soft drinks and foods may have poor cholesterol profiles which may possibly lead to heart disease in adulthood, according to first-of-its-kind research reported in Circulation: ...
Resolved to lose weight in 2011? skip the 'Value Meals'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers find that most diners don't realize they end up eating larger amounts of unhealthy food when they order combination menu items.
23 percent of young Spaniards get into fights when they go out at night
Night-time violence among young Spaniards is becoming ever more common, according to a research study carried out by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention. The study shows that 5.2% of young people ...
Soft drink industry's focus should be on child nutrition in developing world
Soft drink companies are well-positioned to help combat child malnutrition in developing countries because of their expanding business and extensive distribution routes. UCSF experts are advocating for these companies to ...
Overweight children have different eating patterns than normal weight children
Overweight children reported more frequent intake of healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, fish, brown bread and potatoes as well as low-energy cheese and yoghurt compared with normal weight children. This comes from a ...
Maintaining a healthy diet during the holidays, without deprivation
We're in the season when sugary, high-calorie treats will be among the highest hurdles to maintaining healthy eating habits and proper weight management through New Year's Day. The first big hurdle: Halloween sweets.
New scanner aims to make liquids on planes safer
The latest airport security technology being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory could open the door for airline passengers to bring their soft drinks and full-size shampoo bottles on board again.