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Overweight? You are less likely to die after surgery.

Written by The Sarcasmist on November 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

A new study has revealed that people who are underweight are 40 percent more likely to die in the first month after surgery than patients who are overweight. The study suggest that BMI (body mass index) may be a useful measure in predicting the risk-level of patients while recovering from surgery. “Patients with low BMI ... Read More

Acupuncture safe for children?

Written by The Sarcasmist on November 21, 2011 | Comments (4)

Canadian researchers have reported that acupuncture looks to be safe for most children. A study of over 1,400 kids showed that only 168 experienced mild adverse reactions such as crying or pain. Only 25 were recorded as having serious adverse reactions (presumably a lot of crying and pain). “In trained hands, acupuncture seems safe in ... Read More

Study finds that people don’t pay as much attention to nutrition labels as they say

Written by The Sarcasmist on October 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

A new study has found that even though people say that they pay attention to nutrition fact labels on food, not as many of them actually do it. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, asked 203 people to look at 64 food items on a computer screen. The ... Read More

General Mills being sued for not including enough fruit in Fruit Roll-Ups

Written by The Sarcasmist on October 18, 2011 | Comments (13)

This is one of the times that I’m happy to see our legal system at work and doing what it is supposed to, making sure there is enough fruit in our candies. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed suit against General Mills, on behalf of Northern California mother Annie Lam, ... Read More

Will Dave’s Hot & Juicy satisfy Wendy’s customers?

Written by on September 19, 2011 | Comments (7)

Proving that even hamburgers can have a mid-life crisis, Wendy’s has decided to give their burger a make-over.  Dubbed “Project Gold Hamburger” they enlisted everyone from top executives to a pickle chemist (apparently an actual career option) to help tweak a product that hasn’t been changed in 42 years. The result is a burger that ... Read More

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