Does Taco Bell's meat filling contain enough beef to be called "beef"? That's the question raised by a California woman who has hired an Alabama law firm to file a class-action lawsuit (this article contains a link to the PDF) against the fast-food company. Her beef: The meat filling the chain uses in its tacos, burritos and other Mexican-inspired fare, she says, doesn't contain a high enough percentage of actual beef to be legally labeled "beef" according to USDA standards.
It sounds too good to be true, but there might be a bright side to the night sweats, hot flashes and other unpleasantries associated with menopause. A new study finds that women who experience such symptoms may be at reduced risk of several common forms of breast cancer.
Breast implants linked to rare lymphoma cancer, FDA says.
The number of Americans who have type 2 diabetes has risen to nearly 26 million, federal officials announced today.
Federal health officials announced Wednesday that they were investigating a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and very rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). In a statement released in advance of a briefing for reporters, the FDA said it had found a...
A new study indicates that chronic exposure to noise from cars and trucks can boost the risk for stroke, especially among the elderly.
I'm pretty sure that today's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column about whether it's okay to drink whole milk (as opposed to a lower-fat or nonfat variety) will attract comments from people who believe that humans have no business drinking cow's milk in the first place. But for better or worse, most of us have grown up drinking milk, and mainstream nutrition experts maintain that cow's milk is an excellent source of nutrients that we humans need.
We as a nation have put a lot of stock into the notion that being (or becoming) slender equates to better health and longer lives. But a body evidence calls into question whether that connection -- or, conversely, the connection between overweight and poor health -- is all that strong, and even whether it exists at all.
Jennifer LaRue Huget
| January 24, 2011; 7:00 AM ET |
Categories: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Eating disorders, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Psychology, Weight loss, Women's Health, life expectancy, osteoporosis
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