Cooking with Herbs Can Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body does not produce enough insulin – the hormone responsible for absorbing glucose. What results is a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream,…

All About the New Breast Cancer Vaccine

Some exciting (and very much welcome) news has come out of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – researchers have developed a breast cancer vaccine that has…

Holiday Blues: Harmless Emotion or Medical Condition?

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for most people this means a lot of time spent sharing meals with family and friends and toasting the end of another great year….

Yogurt May Be the Key to Preventing Diabetes

We may enjoy it as a breakfast food, snack, dip or dessert – but yogurt has been around since ancient India and medieval Turkey, as both a food and a…

New DNA Spray Tracks Foods Through Global Supply Chain

Ensuring the safety of what we eat can be quite a tricky business given the complex, globalized nature of our food supply chain. The road from the farmer who picked…

Foods to Remedy Your Cold and Flu

It’s that time of the year again, where you may notice some of your friends and family have been staying home with a cold or the flu. Constant coughing, sneezing…

Beef: Repeat Offender for Salmonella and E. coli

Some unpalatable facts about beef were unveiled recently at the Beef Safety Conference held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Chicago. Despite the beef industry’s increased…

Antibiotics in Farmed Fish Causing Human Resistance

Antibiotics are a type of medicine used to treat bacterial infections in humans and animals. This medication works by either killing the bacteria or stopping reproduction before they multiply and…

Sugary Soda Linked to the Aging of Cells

Coca Cola has been enjoyed by consumers around the world since 1886. In the days before there were clinical research programs to regulate pharmaceuticals, Coca Cola was released as a…

Canadian Ebola Vaccine in Clinical Testing Phase

The Ebola virus was first documented in 1976 in South Sudan and northern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, West Africa is experiencing an Ebola outbreak which has turned into…