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Banning Soda From Food Stamps Could Reduce Obesity, Diabetes Rates

Posted On June 06, 2014

(Undated) -- Prohibiting people from buying soda and other sugary drinks with food stamps could cut childhood obesity rates. Researchers at Stanford University found enacting this kind of soda ban would prevent more than 140-thousand poor children in the U.S. from becoming obese. It also would keep 240-thousand adults who use food stamps from developing…

Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal On VA Reform Bill

Posted On June 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A bipartisan deal to start reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is in the works in the Senate.   Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said the measure would also authorize the hiring of more doctors at the VA. A group of Democrats and Republicans has worked…

Study: Internet Blamed For Early "Facts Of Life" Talk

Posted On June 05, 2014

(San Francisco, CA) -- By the age of ten, most children will have had their first "facts of life" talk with their parents. That's according to a recent study by AVG Technologies, which says the talk comes an average of five years earlier than the previous generation. The majority of parents surveyed could not remember…

Sugar Substitute Kills Insects

Posted On June 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A well-known sugar substitute also kills insects. Researchers at Drexel University say that erythritol, the main ingredient in Truvia, is effective at killing flies. No other sweeteners currently on the market exhibit the same toxic effects. Now, researchers want to find out if the sweetener will kill other pests like roaches, termites and…

New York City’s Soda War Back In Court

Posted On June 05, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City lawyers are trying to overturn a lower court ruling saying the Health Department went too far in limiting the size of sugary drinks in restaurants in 2012. Lawyers for big beverage and grocery are trying to block Mayor Bill de Blasio from imposing new regulations, arguing City Council…

  • Pet Patrol

    2 Lost Cows

    Posted on July 30, 2014
    Location: Mt. Sinai, Indiana

    2 Lost Cows in the Mt. Sinai area. Male is…