Report: Retailers deceptively labeling herbal supplements Herbal supplements such as gingko biloba and ginseng sold at four major US retailers contained ingredients -- including potential allergens -- not listed on the packaging, according to a report from the New York State attorney general’s office. The damning investigation of store-brand supplements at GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart has triggered four cease-and-desist letters... Continue Reading →

Got genes: Obama proposes genetic biobank of 1mn Americans’ DNA to fight disease A new $215 million US government proposal would seek more than 1 million American volunteers for analysis of their genetic information in an initiative to fight disease, while developing targeted health care based on one’s DNA. Officials hope the biobank project, announced Friday by President Barack Obama, can merge existing genetic studies with a... Continue Reading →

Mass extinction for Earth’s oceans probable, comprehensive study says The first comprehensive study of its kind has determined that ocean life is facing mass extinction from human activity. But the record damage is still reversible – unlike our impact on land. American scientists say the effects can be mitigated. We’ve known for a while that achieving sustainability would be impossible with our lifestyles.... Continue Reading →

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