January 27, 2011

They May Sue Too

1 Taco Bell Says They're Proud of Their Beef

Faced with a lawsuit from an Alabama law firm, Taco Bell stands behind their right to identify their product as seasoned beef. Grist reports that Taco Bell President and Chief Concept Officer Greg Creed wrote in an email that Taco Bell buys their beef from the "same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson Foods." In the statement, Creed goes on to say that they start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef, simmering it in their "proprietary blend of seasonings and spices." Finally, Creed reminds everyone that Taco Bell is proud of the quality of their beef, and they identify all ingredients on their website. Creed says that Taco Bell plans "to take legal action for the false statements" made about their food.

More at Grist | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Taco Bell President and Chief Concept Officer Greg Creed, USDA-Inspected Beef, Seasoned Beef, Tyson Foods

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Both Men and Women Benefit

2 Marriage Is Great for Mental, Physical Health

Marriage improves the mental health of women and the physical health of men, claim researchers from Cardiff University. Authors conclude that "on balance it probably is worth making the effort." An added bonus is that the health benefits reaped from long-term committed relationships increase over time. However, the authors, writing in BMJ, note that relationships in adolescence are linked with increased depressive symptoms. Also, the researchers say that single people have better mental health than married people in strained relationships.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Benefits of Marriage, Marriage Good for Mental Health, Tying Knot Good for You, Marriage Benefits Physical Health, Why Marriage Is Good for Men, Reasons to Get Married, John Gallacher, Cardiff University, Smug Marrieds, Increased Depressive Symptoms

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71 Percent More Lives Saved

3 Yearly Mammograms from 40 Save More Lives

Starting mammograms at 40 years old and screening yearly saves 71 percent more lives than screening every other year starting at age 50, report researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Study findings, reported in American Journal of Roentgenology, go against the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for mammograms every other year in women ages 50 to 74. Instead, the findings favor the American Cancer Society's recommendations for screening yearly starting at 40 years old. "The task force overemphasized potential harms of screening mammography, while ignoring the proven ... benefit of annual screening mammography starting at age 40," says study co-author R. Edward Hendrick, Ph.D.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Radiation in Mammograms

Tags: American Journal of Roentgenology, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, R. Edward Hendrick, U.S. Preventative Service Task Force Recommendations for Mammogr, Yearly Mammograms Best, Research for Mammograms, Age to Start Mammogram Screening, Annual Screening Mammography

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Unless She Cheats with a Woman

4 Men Less Likely to Forgive Cheating Partner

Men are less likely to forgive infidelity than women, but they're more likely to forgive a woman who cheats with another woman, reports MSNBC. New research, conducted by the University of Texas at Austin, found that 28 percent of female college students who were asked to imagine they were in a long-term relationship said that they'd forgive a cheating partner who cheated with another woman. Only 21 percent of the women said they'd forgive their man for cheating with another man. Fifty percent of male college students said they'd forgive a woman who cheated with another woman, but only 22 percent would forgive infidelity with another man. The findings were published in Personality and Individual Differences.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Cheating Spouse

Tags: Cheating Husband, Cheating Spouse, Cheating Wife, Personality and Individual Differences, Would a Man Forgive Cheating, Men More Likely to Forgive Homosexual Affair, Women Less Likely to Forgive Homosexual Affair, University of Texas at Austin

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Immune Systems Not As Mature

5 Antibiotic Use in Babies Linked to Asthma

A Norwegian researcher conducted a study at Yale University with 1400 kids and moms from pregnancy up to 6 years of age found that babies given antibiotics in the first six months of life were 50 percent more likely to develop asthma at the end of the study. Previous studies yielded similar results but included patients who were treated for respiratory infections which may have been an early sign of asthma so researchers excluded these kids. Other factors such as other relatives with asthma were taken into account and yet there still was a relationship between antibiotics use early on and an increased risk of asthma. One theory is that the “good bacteria” in the gut are altered which does not allow their immune system to mature as it should, which can result in allergic reactions.

More at Science Daily | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Infant Drugs

Tags: Antibiotics, Asthma, Antibiotics in Infants, Childhood Asthma, Antibiotic Use in Children

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