Buying organic food is worth it, HSPH prof says

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Read Full Story Paying up to 40% more for organic food is worth the investment, wrote Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), in a Wall Street Journal article on June 16, 2013.While researchers have yet to provide a definitive answer about whether more costly and harder-to-find organic food, such as produce, milk, and meat, is healthier than conventional foods, “It only makes sense that food free of pesticides and chemicals is safer and better for us than food containing those substances, even at trace levels,” Lu wrote.What’s more, he wrote, “Some convincing scientific does exist to suggest that an organic diet has its benefits.” In 2006 Lu led a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives that showed that within five days of substituting mostly organic produce for conventional produce in children’s diets, pesticides disappeared from the children’s urine.Both Lu and a University of Florida physician, who countered Lu’s view on buying organic, advised those on limited budgets to consider buying organic versions of foods on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, or focus on organic versions of foods eaten most frequently. Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and less processed foods remains the goal, they wrote.last_img read more

Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century.

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the cholera outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.HAVANA, Cuba, Monday July 9, 2012 – At least three people and as many as 15 are said to have died in Cuba over the past few weeks as the island’s first major cholera outbreak in more than 50 years spreads.Most of the cases were in Cuba’s south-eastern Granma province but it appears now that the disease has travelled the more than 750km (470 miles) to Havana.The latest reports from the BBC are that a 60-year-old woman admitted to a Havana hospital last Wednesday (July 4) has been confirmed with the disease. As she was diagnosed early, doctors say she is in a stable condition.According to the BBC and Reuters, official reports are that three people have died of cholera and another 50 have been diagnosed with the illness in an outbreak caused by contaminated well water, while about 1,000 have received medical attention. The three people who died ranged in age from 66 to 95-years-old and reportedly suffered from other chronic health problems.However, according to the CMC, Havana independent journalist Calixto Martinez reports that the outbreak has killed at least 15 people and affected hundreds more. He said he had obtained information from residents and health workers in the region.More than 50 people have reportedly been infected and authorities say the outbreak is under control but four hospitals have been prepared to quarantine patients.On Tuesday (July 3), the Cuban government said the illness was caused by contaminated well water and it blamed recent heavy rains and high temperatures for the water problems, which forced the closure of some wells and the chlorination of the water system in the hardest hit areas.The Public Health Ministry said in a statement that the township of Mazanillo in the southeast province of Granma had suffered the most cholera cases, which have occurred in the last few weeks, but that the outbreak is slowing.Cholera is an intestinal infection that can lead to death if not treated promptly and properly. Cholera outbreaks have been rare, or at least not publicized, in Cuba since the 1959 revolution and the creation of a national health system by the communist government. The Health Ministry said the last reported cholera outbreak on the island was soon after the 1959 Revolution.According to the BBC, while it is not clear what the source of the cholera is, there is speculation that there is a Haiti link.Hundreds of medical professionals from the centre of the Cuban infection, including nurses, have worked and continue to work with patients in Haiti, where tens of thousands of people were infected after the devastating earthquake in 2010.Cuba’s health ministry has stated that it has the “resources necessary for the adequate attention to patients in all the health institutions” during this cholera outbreak.They said they had taken a series of measures, including taking samples of water and adding chlorine to purify it, to combat the outbreak.Caribbean 360 News Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Cuba battling first major cholera outbreak in half a century. by: – July 9, 2012 Share Tweetlast_img read more

John Desko says Bobby Wardwell to start against Hobart; Henry Schoonmaker to likely miss game

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After being noncommittal following Syracuse’s loss on Saturday about a starting goalkeeper for SU’s matchup with Hobart on Tuesday, head coach John Desko was more defiant when the question was brought up at a media availability on Monday.“There’s no doubt about it,” Desko said. “Bobby Wardwell will be in the goal tomorrow.”Wardwell was pulled from SU’s 17-15 loss at North Carolina after allowing 10 goals on 14 shots in the first half. Warren Hill replaced him and fared a little better, collecting six saves. Desko said his reasoning was to help mix things up.Wardwell has started in every game this season and Hill, an Onondaga Community College transfer, has received limited minutes off the bench.Former SU goalkeeper and current graduate assistant Dominic Lamolinara said the coaching staff was still looking at the tape and would use Monday’s practice to make a final decision on who would play on Tuesday. But Desko made sure any rumors of a more permanent goalie change were put to rest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Wardwell: “As far as I know, I think I’m going to be playing tomorrow.”Henry Schoonmaker likely won’t play on Tuesday Desko said on Monday that starting midfielder Henry Schoonmaker likely won’t be available for SU’s game against Hobart on Tuesday.“I don’t think he is,” Desko said. “I hope he is, but I don’t think he is. We’ll know more tomorrow.”Schoonmaker sat for much of the second half of SU’s loss to UNC on Saturday. He was seen on the ESPNU broadcast with his right shoulder taped up. Leaving the game, Schoonmaker was seen with his arm in a sling and ice wrapped around his shoulder. The senior midfielder has scored 13 goals this season, including 10 in the four games before the injury. Comments Published on April 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Six Injured in Juventus Title Parade

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe bus then made its way through the throng of supporters along Via Po before finally arriving at Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where it was surrounded by a sea of fans waving flags and scarves in the colours of the club champion of Italy. In the morning, tifosi had arrived in Turin from all over Italy for this celebration which also marked Buffon’s farewell. Juventus this season won the their 34th Scudetto and 13th Italian Cup. The number 36 was held aloft on the bus by players as the club also counted the two titles of 2005 and 2006 which the club were stripped of for their role in the calciopoli match-fixing scandal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions’ victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city’s tramway, according the media reports.The team was celebrating winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup in a row with an open top bus parade through the streets of Turin. According to reports, the truck was carrying supporters from one of the team’s fan clubs and was closely following the players’ bus before becoming entangled in the electric cables of the tram. Six were injured and two will remain in hospital overnight, one being treated for concussion and the other a neck injury. One fan is reported to be a 38-year-old Italian and the second a 63-year-old Irishman. Earlier Saturday, club legend Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus, bringing the curtain down on a 17-year career as the champions enjoyed a 2-1 win over Verona. It was the first time since 2014 under Antonio Conte that Juventus’s players got to celebrate their title with their fans in the streets of Turin where they were greeted by thousands of their supporters.Coach Massimiliano Allegri this season lead the club to a fourth successive league and Cup double of his reign. But in recent years Juventus skipped the parade because they had qualified for the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017 with the European championships in 2016. On Saturday, the team left the Allianz Stadium in a fog of smoke from flares and fire crackers after being presented with the Scudetto trophy. Escorted by scooters the open top bus made its way towards the city centre along Corso Regina Margherita, one of the longest avenues in the city. Waving flags in the club colours of black and white, with beer and cigars in their hands, the players arrived at Piazza Castello, where the atmosphere hit fever pitch with songs, more fire crackers, green, white and red in the colours of Italy, or the black and white of the jersey of the champions.last_img read more

‘Michigan Micro Adventures’ to be screened at Alpena County Library

August 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Back in January, Zach Irving watched his series takeoff at two different film and video celebrations. The first installment of “Michigan Micro Adventures” debuted at both the Alpena Fresh Takes Video and the Thunder Bay International Film Festival. The series looks at different adventures throughout Northeast Michigan. Hiking, kayaking, and biking are just a few of the activities that Irving captured this past Summer. All four parts follow Irving’s father and brother.“To see them just on the screen is just really rewarding to see that because we are used to having those adventures and not many people that are from this area or are visiting even know those places are here,” said the filmmaker Irving.Irving partnered with the Alpena Convention and Visitors Bureau to help bring his dream to life. The CVB partnered up with Irving Entertainment to secure a Michigan Reciprocity Grant to fund the project. With multiple screenings of the first episode in the books, the public gets to check out all four parts on April 11 at the Alpena Public Library. The event kicks off at 6:00pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Teaching Veterans how to eat healthierNext Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Raises Awareness on Plastic During ‘Zero Waste Week’last_img read more