February 16, 2012 |
Worrisome levels of arsenic have been found in two infant formulas that contain organic brown rice syrup as a main ingredient, researchers reported Thursday. Arsenic was also found in some cereal bars that contain organic brown rice syrup. The toxic element is a known contaminate found in rice because the crop absorbs arsenic from soil. According to the authors of the study, from Dartmouth College, the type found in the food products has been identified as a human carcinogen. Arsenic can also cause skin, lung and intestinal irritation as well as miscarriage and infertility.
June 26, 2013 |
Sebastian Vettel's march toward a fourth consecutive world title resumes this weekend at one of Formula One's most celebrated tracks, Silverstone in Great Britain. Vettel heads to the British Grand Prix fresh from winning in Canada two weeks ago, which gave the Red Bull Racing driver a series-high three victories in the season's first seven races. The German driver, who turns 26 on July 3, also again sits atop the Formula One championship standings. Vettel has a 36-point lead over second-place Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, a two-time winner so far this year, and a 44-point lead over Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, who won the season opener in Australia.
April 14, 2013 |
The Formula One championship race became more crowded atop the standings when Ferrari driver Fernando Alsonso claimed victory in the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday. Reigning series champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull finished fourth to remain atop the standings, but he's only three points ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who finished second in Shanghai. Alonso is now third in the series standings while Sunday pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who took third, is in fourth place.
November 8, 2010 |
Any new mom can attest to being tired. Nighttime feedings are usually the culprit, so how does breastfeeding compare to formula feeding in terms of sleep disruption? It really makes no difference, Julie’s Health Club blog of the Chicago Tribune reports. "When researchers looked at the impact of different feeding methods on a mother’s sleep, they found no differences in the time or quality of their sleep," Julie Deardorff writes in explaining a new study published Monday.
August 31, 2012 |
At first glance, it seems innocent enough that Diet Pepsi is tweaking its formula to stay sweet a little while longer. The soda's current sweetener -- aspartame -- loses its potency faster than high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that's used in most regular sodas. To remedy that, PepsiCo is reportedly experimenting with other sweetener mixes. A new-and-improved version could be unveiled next year. The company told the Associated Press that it's "always looking at ways to provide the best consumer experience.
January 8, 2011 |
Television networks alter their scripts when fortunes begin to crumble. But Showtime is calling for a rewrite when it's already on a winning streak. At a time when it could be savoring its success ? a string of acclaimed hits, millions of new subscribers and profit that has risen more than 20% in the last year ? Showtime instead is plotting a potentially risky new tack. The network has a new entertainment chief who wants to tweak Showtime's distinctive brand: programs built around deeply conflicted and morally challenged characters such as the serial killer Dexter, the pill-addicted Nurse Jackie and the drug-dealing mom in "Weeds.